Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 and is filed under Uncategorized
Anemic growth barely hovering above zero in the first quarter of 2014 exposed the depths of a lingering and persistently weak U.S. economy. Gross Domestic Product edged up by a scant 0.1 percent, the slackest pace of growth since late 2012.
New Factory Orders gained just 1.1 percent in March, missing expectations of a bounce from a 1.5 percent rise in February. Wages were flat in April compared to March, with the average hourly wage for private sector workers settling at $24.31—a 1.9 percent from April 2013. The average workweek at 34.5 hours was also unchanged from March, though it was up slightly from April 2013. Read More
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized
Gold lost 13% of its value in its biggest 2-day loss in 30 years, closing at $1,361 on April 15th. Gold has not closed under $1,400 since March of 2011. Gold peaked in August of 2011, closing at close to $1,900 an ounce. Why the decline? Read More
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized, Videos
On Cathy’s recent appearance on KDFW Fox 4’s Good Day show, the topic was taxes. Although tax time is something we all dread, there are many new laws and info on taxes that everyone should be aware of. Read More
Monday, December 17th, 2012 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Safe Money Talk Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized
Everywhere we turn we hear the warnings of the coming fiscal cliff. It’s the top story in the news. The financial world is on fire. Wall Street is holding its breath. Businesses are scrambling to protect their assets from the “imminent” fiscal cliff.
What exactly is this “fiscal cliff”? Is it just a bunch of media and political hype? Or should you be concerned and trying to protect your retirement savings from financial disaster? Read More
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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized
I’m sure by now that you’ve all heard about the coming fiscal cliff. More than likely, you’re getting tired of hearing about the dreaded “fiscal cliff” and all the doomsday scenarios being played out in the media. Is it all a bunch of overblown media hype or is it cause for concern? Should you wait and see what happens or should you take steps now to protect your retirement assets?
First of all, the fiscal cliff, or taxmageddon as some are calling it, is a very real threat to your savings, your retirement accounts, your 401Ks, and for those relying on dividends as part of their incomes. The effects of the Budget Control Act of 2011 are set to go into effect after December 31, 2012 and higher taxes will be part of the results if the lame duck Congress fails to reach an agreement prior to the end of the year. Read More