Archive - October 3, 2014

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Employment Improves But Evidence Shows Weak Incomplete Recovery
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September 2014 Review: Monthly Financial Planning Tip, Capital Market and Economic Overview
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It’s Never Too Early to Teach Your Kids About Money

Employment Improves But Evidence Shows Weak Incomplete Recovery

  Today the monthly Employment Situation Report was released by the BLS. Unemployment as reduced from 6.1% to 5.9% and 248,000 new jobs were added. However, 95,000 people dropped out of the work force so the increase was really only 153,000 and the new population increase of 100,000 workers meant that real net growth was much smaller than the published figure. The employment to population ratio is 63% versus the 59% figure that was typical before the 2008 crash. This implies an extra 4% of the working age population dropped out of the workforce since 2008, which is 5.7million people.… Read More

September 2014 Review: Monthly Financial Planning Tip, Capital Market and Economic Overview

Welcome to our monthly Economic, Capital Market, and “hot off the presses” Financial Planning tip of the month. Once again a special thanks to all of  YOU … the best clients and friends as your experiences have again given us the subject matter for our Financial Planning Tip of the Month. For those new to our writings, we touch on the most pertinent Economic and Financial “stuff” along with a video of my mug that has even more specialized details of the latest month as well as this post. Let’s get going ! PSSST …. Hope you like… Read More

It’s Never Too Early to Teach Your Kids About Money

Lincoln memorial cent, with the S mintmark of ...

Lincoln memorial cent, with the S mintmark of the San Francisco mint. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have two daughters and it has given me the pleasure of seeing them grow up and get excited about even the little things like chasing butterflies or finding a lucky penny. My kids find lucky pennies all the time. In fact, they find lucky coins all over the place. Some are by chance as we’re walking down the sidewalk and other times it’s a lucky coin that I may place in an inconspicuous place so they stumble upon it and find it (sometimes it’s… Read More

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