Don't Fall For Investor Scare Tactics as published in InsideNova.com
January 19, 2018—With the U.S. stock market at all-time highs, I’ve noticed a spike in the number of financial gurus predicting it soon will fall – a lot.
Every so often, the market has fallen a lot on its historical trajectory to higher highs. But, while we may wish otherwise, nobody can tell us just when those falls will occur.
The Powell Behind the Fed’s Throne as published in InsideNova.com
January 5, 2018—Barring unforeseen circumstances, Jerome Powell will become the next chair of the Federal Reserve (the Fed) when Janet Yellen steps down in February 2018. While we wait to find out more about Powell’s policies, there’s a bigger puzzle you may be pondering: What is “the Fed,” anyway (and what’s it to me)?
A Last-Minute "New Tax Law" Tactic as published in InsideNova.com
December 22, 2017—As I write this, I assume that the GOP tax plan will be signed into law and mostly go into effect January 1, 2018. Is there anything you can do now, before the rules change? The general advice is to push income into 2018 when tax rates should be lower and accelerate tax deductions into 2017 where they should affect a greater tax savings. At this late date, you likely have little control over the timing of your income and tax writeoffs with one exception: how much you contribute to charity.