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Is China’s Growth Threatened by the West?

As we head further into the second half of 2012, it is clear that policy from central banks in the US, Europe, and China will drive markets and the global economy. Monetary policy in the US is becoming less impactful, while central bankers in Europe appear unwilling to tackle the enormity of their collective problem.…

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What Key Financial Issues Have Washington’s Attention?

Michael Townsend, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Charles Schwab & Company spoke to a group of advisors about what effect the policies and politics coming out of Washington might have on investors in the months ahead. As you might guess, his access to Washington gives him an insider’s perspective. Outside of the…

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Why All Investors Need An Advisor

By Larry Light Our good friend Larry Light, former Investing Editor at Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and now the Editor-in-Chief of AdviceIQ.com wrote an excellent article highlighting the reasons everyone should consult with a financial advisor. We couldn’t agree more.  Everyone should have a financial advisor – a good one, with a clean background. Would…

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Debt Crisis – Japan

Anytime you have to redraw or resize a chart to accommodate one piece of data – a severe outlier, if you will – you have to talk about it. Since it likely means something is amiss, you ignore it at your own peril. It begs the question, then, as to why the media, economists and…

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Engaging Employees Through Their Dreams

The business owners and entrepreneurs that I advise have been telling me lately that they are having trouble finding qualified part-time employees. Apparently, in some industries there are enough full-time jobs to go around these days that people can actually choose who they work for. That’s a sign that there’s some credibility behind the overall…

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U.S. Debt Facts You Need to Know

The following debt facts were published in an article by Jill Schlesinger of CBS Money Watch in February 2012. They are an excellent recap of our nation’s debt from 1791 to now. Read on to find out why you need to know these facts. 1. The U.S. national debt on Jan. 1, 1791, was just $75 million dollars.…

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