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Success

Had an interesting conversation with my eldest son. At times it seems like I have to have the same conversations with my kids over and over again… #1 was stating that succeeding in the US today was near impossible, unlike in the past. I told him he was full of it and...

Rent

Back on September 1, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Agency Order titled Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (Order). The Order prohibits residential landlords nationwide from evicting...

Emotional Support Animals

Finally the feds are cracking down on emotional support animals on airplanes. Here is an example of a “good idea” turned bad. In a new ruling, the Department of Transportation defines a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks...

Brick and Mortar

Brick and mortar or, physical retail is not dead just yet. Some are finding ways to adapt to the new landscape. Most small retailer are going online, having the physical presence, as well as online. There are tools and services to assist in this endeavor and the cost...

Buying from home

Quietly sitting at home and buying items on your computer was already more than a trend, it was a way of life for some. But in the new world order it is now turbocharged. But note the trends within this trend. Shoppers are not just buying more stuff online. What they...

996

In the early 19th century, Robert Owen raised the demand for a ten-hour day in 1810 and instituted it in his socialist enterprise at New Lanark. By 1817 he had formulated the goal of the eight-hour day and coined the slogan: “Eight hours’ labour, Eight...

Zoom to impress

I guess I have not been taking my Zoom call as seriously as I should.  Granted I have not had that many meetings with clients, but I do have a monthly BOD call with a NFP client.  But I have not been as worried about my background as others apparently have. I stumbled...

The Top 1%

There is always a lot of wind from politicians to get the top 1% of taxpayers to pay their fair share of taxes.  Well according to the IRS they are and have been doing just that. The tax burden on high incomers earners has increased, according to IRS statistics. The...

IRA’s

The 2021 pay-in cap for traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs stays steady at $6,000. But the income ceilings on Roth IRA pay-ins go up. Contributions phase out at AGIs of $198,000 to $208,000 for couples and $125,000 to $140,000 for singles. Also, deduction phaseouts for...

The Next Crisis

When the next crisis hits America will still have a big challenges ahead of us. But apparently there are at least there are some promising developments. It only took a few weeks or at the time a blink of the eyes, before our already depleted strategic national...

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