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The Federal Reserve Strikes Again!

With a concerned look on his face, my friend John said, “A special assessment would be close to $5,000 per home.” My wife Jo and I live in a Del Webb community in the Phoenix suburbs. Our community is responsible for maintaining our own roads. Here is the conversation that followed: John – “Most roads […]

Philly Soda Tax Is Fizzling Flat

Philly Soda Tax Is Fizzling Flat

What is it about politicians? When they have budget problems, their solution is to contrive all kind of excuses to create and raise taxes. Cost cutting is seen as performing an unnatural act. The newest gimmick is a “Soda Tax”, basically a tax on sugary beverages. Philadelphia started the trend. Their efforts are fizzling out […]

Buy These 2 Dividend Stocks With Double-Digit Yields

Buy These 2 Dividend Stocks With Double-Digit Yields

With cash yields of over 10%, investors in these stocks will lock-in double-digit returns that come in year after year regardless of the share price. That’s the power of dividends. Also, Tim Plaehn has ensured that these stocks’ payments are secure and won’t disappear any time soon. I am always surprised by the number of […]

7 Winners and 6 Losers of Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan

7 Winners and 6 Losers of Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan

While President Trump has proposed a significant decrease in the corporate tax rate, that doesn’t mean it will affect all companies equally. There will be winners and losers, most notably companies that import versus export in America, so ditch these six losers and replace them with the seven stocks shared today. Last week saw Treasury […]

Calexit: Time to Beat the Crowd?

Calexit: Time to Beat the Crowd?

Our country has become bitterly divided. No matter who won the election, I predicted we would soon be reading about states wanting to secede from the union. Even before President Trump was sworn in, the California movement, known as Calexit, began. The first step is to ask voters to adopt a state Constitutional Amendment revoking […]

3 High Yield Stocks to Dump Before Christmas

3 High Yield Stocks to Dump Before Christmas

As we move into December, now is the time to prime your portfolio for the coming year. Some stocks may have performed well for you in 2014, but 2015 is showing signs of above average volatility. Here are 3 stocks to drop and 3 stocks to replace them for your income portfolio. Once we own […]