Quotes about Money from Famous People

by Steve Scott People love quotes from celebrities. Sometimes those quotes are brilliant and sometimes they are amusing.  And sometimes they are neither…  Here is a small collection of some of the best sayings by politicians, entertainers, and philosophers on the...

To File, or Not to File

A modern-day Hamlet might ask…“To File, or Not to File (at age 62 for Social Security)…., that is the question!” What makes this question difficult to answer with any degree of certainty is that everybody’s situation is different. For instance, some people have...

Global Slowdown

by Robert Katch The U.S. economy has now experienced its fourth quarter in a row of flat or lower earnings.  On average, S&P 500 earnings are expected to drop 7% to 8% in the first quarter of 2016. The stock market is likely to stay in a trading range until there...

ETF Buyer Beware

by Robert Katch In recent years, on days when the stock or bond market is falling quickly, there has also been an even greater than expected increase in the losses on many exchange traded funds (ETF).  On these stressful down days, the feature that makes ETFs work so...