Exactly How ‘Fragile’ is the U.S. Economy?

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U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh made waves last week when he said in an interview that the U.S. economy is at a “fragile point”...

What You Need to Know About the Fed’s Latest Move

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As is often the case, the U.S. Federal Reserve got a lot of attention earlier this week by doing… nothing. On Wednesday the central bank...

The Truth About the ‘Labor Shortage’

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There’s a debate going on about whether or not there is a labor shortage in the U.S. economy right now. Despite lots of “help...

Consumer Confidence is Back. What About the Rest of Us?

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In these pandemic-altered times, we can generally break down time into two parts: pre-pandemic and post-pandemic. Pre-pandemic is usually the bar that economic news is...

The Key Social Security Changes You Should Know About in 2021

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The only certainties in life are death, taxes… and changes to the Social Security code. What’s changing now? Quite a bit, actually. The full-retirement age...

Jobless Claims are Up Again. Should We Be Worried?

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As we come out of the worst labor crisis since the Great Depression, some bumps along the way are to be expected. But the...

It’s Time for a Financial ‘Wake-Up’ Call

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Remember all those stories a few years back about how more than half of all Americans couldn't afford to cover and emergency $400 expense?...
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Worried About Inflation? Don’t Be

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Not that long ago, inflation was all anyone could talk about. Was it coming? Was it already here? How bad would it be? How...

The Pandemic is Fueling a Growing Wealth Gap

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It's the roaring 20s all over again, complete with the income inequality. Economists continue to highlight the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of...

What are the ‘Black Swans’ Telling Us About the State of the Markets?

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Here's the fact: the Chicago Board of Options Exchange's SKEW Index, aka the "Black Swan" Index, just hit an all-time high. Some investors are anxious or even...
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