Archive | April, 2013

How Tech Helped

Not my usual “Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend” post this week. I wanted to offer the following this weekend in light of the week in Boston. Take a few moments and read this article on Gizmodo and look at the pictures. A normal reaction for many, many people in our current mobile device world is to […]

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You Need the Numbers Before You Do the Return

Dear Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) do you know what a CP2000 is? May I respectfully suggest that you check this notice out and then go back to the bill you just submitted to Congress and make some revisions or trash the bill completely? A CP2000 is a notice the IRS sends to taxpayers concerning differences […]

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Has Anyone Seen 663,000 People? Anyone? Anyone? (Bueller?)

The jobs report for March 2013 came out with some dismal results. Dismal is an understatement if you really look at the numbers. The jobs data suggested an increase in jobs, in the form of nonfarm payroll employment ‘edged’ (BLS’s phrase, my scary quotes) up by 88,000. The unemployment rate dropped .10% to 7.6%. Sounded […]

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Stable Value Versus Rising Rates

If you own a short-to-intermediate term bond portfolio, and you did not need to tap the cash for a few years, would you prefer rising short interest rates, or falling rates?  The correct answer is rising rates, because you will be able to reinvest interest payments paid in higher yielding securities. That’s why I take […]

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