Dollars & Sense, Page 5

How to Dig Out of Debt? Grab More Than One Shovel

December 22nd, 2017

Millions of Americans are dealing with debt overload every day. If you’re struggling to pay your loans, credit cards or other bills, here are some steps you can take to begin managing the problems.

Is Technology Stealing Our Jobs or Our Inflation?

December 01st, 2017

Technology is the key determinant of economic productivity and growth.

Wi-Fi Tips For Your Mobile Life

November 30th, 2017

Wi-Fi access is widely available, but many free connections are unsecured and leave your information travelling openly! Make your Wi-Fi experience more secure with the following tips.

10 Financial Scams and How to Avoid Them

November 30th, 2017

Financial fraud and theft is dangerous business and puts your finances at risk. Following are 10 scams to be aware of and what you can do to protect your personal information and your money.

The Secular Headwind of Global Demographics

November 01st, 2017

It is impossible to overstate the extent to which changes in demographics impact long-term economic growth and financial asset returns.

Smart Device Safety

October 30th, 2017

Your device may be smart, but may not always be secure. Many devices are vulnerable and malicious cyber criminals can take advantage. Make your smart devices more secure.

The Impact of Current Valuation on Future Returns

October 01st, 2017

Valuation is the subjective determination of how much something is worth. Before trading in your old car for a new one, you may check the internet to see how much the dealership should offer you for that old clunker. An appraiser estimates the value of your home before you sell it.

A Suboptimal IRA Beneficiary

September 11th, 2017

Charles Sukenik executed his will on November 4, 2004. His estate was to be divided between his surviving spouse, Vivian, and the couple’s private foundation. His revocable trust was restated at the same time, giving Vivian certain real property and the balance to the foundation. Roughly five years later, in 2009, Charles designated Vivian as the beneficiary of his IRA, worth some $3.2 million. That hardly seems like a controversial move—but it turned out to be.

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

September 01st, 2017

Over the better part of the last decade, central banks across the world enacted ultra-accommodative policies to combat the lingering effects of the Great Recession.

A Few Things We’re Watching

August 01st, 2017

Getting a handle on the current state, and most likely future path, of the global economy can be a tall order.