We spent the past few weeks presenting for you summaries of 2019 and predictions for 2020. Then, as we do every year, there is an event that reminds us that predicting the future is impossible. This year it is the
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The numbers are in for 2019. We will start with jobs, as the December report was just released last week. The month’s numbers generally were slightly disappointing, which is good news for the economy and interest rates, as it is
Another Seinfeld question — When in the year do we stop wishing people “Happy New Year”? In this case we will stretch it out for one more week as we take a look at what happened in 2019. With regard
This is the era of fiscal responsibility. In the past few years we have seen a shift in the thinking of the average American. This shift has been caused by a reaction to the recession and a revaluation of assets,
As we come to the end of the year, we can look back and see plenty of pot holes the economy had to overcome. But the economy did overcome the challenges and we had a very good year — for
The end of the year is in sight as we enjoy the final holidays of 2019. As we have mentioned previously, it has been a very interesting year to say the least. Highlighted by lower interest rates, a strong stock
It was no surprise to the markets that the Federal Reserve Board did not decide to raise or lower interest rates at their meeting last week. After three decreases this year, the Fed had given plenty of signals that they
You only have to read these predictions to understand the importance of this week’s employment report — Two Federal Reserve estimates of U.S. economic growth are predicting that gross domestic product will hardly expand in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta
No, it is not as if the government is going to stop giving us readings on employment on a monthly basis. However, this is the last reading on jobs growth we will see for the year. Every month the jobs
Many Americans have significant equity in their homes, especially if they purchased many years ago and have not previously taken cash out via a refinance. In previous years, many Americans have fallen behind on their financial plans and the slow