What Causes Inflation in the United States

As we all know, that inflation affects everything around us, from basic necessities like housing, food, medical care and utilities from cosmetics to auto-mobiles. But do we really know what is really happening with inflation?

This article will examine the fundamental factors behind inflation in the United States including cost-push inflation, demand-pull inflation and the impact of consumer expectations on inflation.

Click here to read more

Continue Reading
0

Rethinking the Shift-to-Bonds Strategy

Remember there used to be a simple rule for retirement savers: The percentage of bonds in your portfolio should match your age. The idea was that, as you aged, you should use bonds—which offer dependable payouts and rarely default—to shield more of your money from the wild swings of the stock market, even if that meant sacrificing potential investment gains. But today, in an era of ultralow interest rates and longer life spans, that one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for many ...

Continue Reading
0

Stolen Credit Card Advice From An Attorney.

Here are a few things you should know if your credit cards or wallet is stolen. The following is advice from and attorney free of charge.

 

ATTORNEY’s ADVICE — NO CHARGE.  Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys…You will love these tips.
Take these tips into consideration if your credit cards or identity is compromised.
1. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards . Instead, put ‘ PHOTO ID REQUIRED .’
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts,  DO  NOT write the complete  account number on ...

Continue Reading
0

Real Pension Reform Requires Voters to Change the State Constitution

A new Governor means new policies and fixing existing issues in Illinois. The appeal for fixing Illinois’ overwhelming $100 billion pension funding deficit awaits its fate at the state Supreme Court. A pension plan approved last year is in question, which is hoping to close the funding gap by making changes to public employee pension plans to include delaying the age of retirement, slowing cost-of-living increases, and capping pensionable salary.

Click here for more

Continue Reading
0

Retired Briarcliff schools chief gets $1,000 a day in Putnam Valley

The budgets of New York’s school districts continue to get pummeled by back room agreements that enhance administrator’s pensions and allow or unlimited double dipping. When veteran educator Frances Wills retired as Briarcliff Manor’s superintendent in 2010, she left with a $50,000 bonus, and the promise of retirement funded by pensions from her 16 years in New York and another 25 years in Maine.  Later to be enhanced by a $1,000 per day 3 year contract.   Click here ...

Continue Reading
0
Page 1 of 6 12345...»