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Plan the Life You Want.

As is often quoted, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. But, that is not an excuse not to plan. Planning is all about the things you can control, and at the same time being aware of economic, social, and business trends that will affect you and your family.

Trends

Many trends sneak up on us if we do not keep up with the news both in general and in business. Even if we are not involved in a business directly, business trends have an effect on everyone's lives. For example, automation that will extend into our every day lives and will likely affect the way we live and work.

The best way to keep up with trends is to read reputable newspapers and magazines which should include career related trade journals.

 

Nov 13, 2017
How GOP Tax Plan Would Ruin Retirees, Underinsured
John Wassik
Unless you're a multinational corporation or someone with a yacht, there's a lot not to like in the GOP's tax "reform" plan, which the party wants to ram through Congress by the end of the year -- even more to despise if you're retired, going to retire or underinsured.

To pay for this runaway train of tax goodies for global corporations and the ultra-wealthy, the GOP is raising taxes on the Middle Class and refuses to address the long-term funding shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare. Neither the House nor Senate plan addresses this issue. More info...

Nov 9, 2017
How should I invest my inheritance money?
Katie Lobosco
Staring at a new big balance in your bank account can be exciting. It can also freak you out.
On one hand, an inheritance could open up new financial opportunities: paying off your student debt once and for all, buying a home, going on a big vacation, starting a business.

You're not alone if your first inclination is to buy a boat, throw a lavish party, or put it all into the stock market. People often don't treat the money received through some kind of windfall the same way they do their regular income. More info...

Nov 9, 2017
For the aggressive saver, better interest rates are there for the taking
Rob Carricks
Decent interest rates on savings accounts are out there, but only for intrepid savers who hunt them down.

The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point over the summer, the first uptick in seven years. Banks have barely reacted, but there's still a lot of potential to improve the returns you get from your savings. In today's marketplace, competition between banks drives rates more than what's happening in financial markets. More info...

Nov 6, 2017
Best State Ever - A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
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