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Decreasing Benefits Contribute to Retiree Bankruptcy

By Michael Martin | January 29, 2019 |

For most of the 20th century, it was common for employers and unions to sponsor health care insurance for retired workers, which helped pay for some or all of Medicare’s...

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Stock Buybacks Explained

By Michael Martin | January 22, 2019 |

When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the hope was companies would spend their influx of money on...

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News Around the Internet

By Michael Martin | January 15, 2019 |

Where there is internet, is there more prosperity? Generally speaking, yes. It costs much more to lay fiber to outlying communities than it does in larger metropolitan areas, which may...

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China’s Growing Economy

By Michael Martin | January 8, 2019 |

General Motors recently announced the pending closure of three U.S. assembly plants and the discontinuation of six cars made at those plants. While large sedans are no longer big sellers...

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Why Global Intellectual Property Laws Matter

By Michael Martin | January 2, 2019 |

What’s the secret to Col. Sanders’ recipe for fried chicken? Is the reason Coca-Cola tastes different from Pepsi based on a formula locked up in a vault at corporate headquarters?...

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Health Care Roundup

By Michael Martin | December 26, 2018 |

By now, most of us know to check with our health insurance company to make sure our physician or specialist referral is covered by our health care plan and within...

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2018 Tax News

By Michael Martin | December 18, 2018 |

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reduced federal income tax liability for some, but not all, Americans. Wealthy residents of California, New York and other high-tax states could...

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Trade Agreement Updates

By Michael Martin | December 13, 2018 |

In the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), among gains for the United States is a new provision negotiated with Mexico related...

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The New Space Race

By Michael Martin | December 12, 2018 |

Space: The final frontier. Or is it? The U.S. is again taking a serious look at space exploration, but there are many factors to consider. President Trump last summer called...

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Interest Rate Watch

By Michael Martin | December 11, 2018 |

In late September, the Federal Reserve raised its key short-term interest rate to 2.25 percent from 2.0 percent, in its third increase of the year.1 The good news is that...

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