Archive for September 2016

Life at Home is Your Business

With a businessman running against a career politician in this year’s presidential race, one topic of discussion has been the pros and cons of running the country like a business.  The idea has been broached before, with several past presidents boasting more business than public service experience. In fact, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney once…

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Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. labor market. The number of jobs created from startups peaked in the late 1990s before declining steadily through the first 10 years of the 2000s.1 However, from the ashes of the recession comes a phoenix of entrepreneurship.  In a recent study, 66 percent of…

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What’s New With Social Security?

Before the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 passed, the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund was projected to be depleted sometime this year.  Congress shifted tax revenues from the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to keep disability benefits fully funded. However, Social Security still faces long-term shortfalls under currently scheduled funding and expenditures.1 …

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America’s Founders: Entrepreneurs and Opportunists

Our nation’s forefathers were reputed for their progressive views, business-minded principals and pursuit of independence through the establishment of a new government. It might help to consider these tenets as we aim for our own goals in our careers and retirement.  Earlier this year, author Edward Lenge published a book based on the writings of…

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