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Oregon PERS Part 2: 2013 Proposed PERS Legislation

  In part 1 of this 3-part series we reviewed the current Oregon Public Service Employees Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and…

The Current Plan, Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan in Review: Part 1

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has been one of the most controversial issues for the state of Oregon…

The Solar Cycle and Economic Cycles

According to NASA, the sun’s current cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, is expected to reach its peak in early-…

Investment Behaviors Smart Investors Avoid

If you have an eye toward increasing your net worth, you’re most likely an investor. Sure, you may not be…

Stay Away from My 401(k)

It is no secret that our countries federal deficit is quite steep, but is retirement savings the correct place to…

Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering…

Are you Gambling or Investing?

We’ve all heard the old adage that investing in the market is the same thing as gambling. With America’s #1…

Checkout Fees on Credit Cards May Greet Consumers in the New Year

As of January 27, 2013, savvy shoppers have one more variable to consider when deciding where to buy their goods….

How changes in Bypass Trusts and Portability Rules could affect your Federal Estate Tax and Planning

While something of a ‘wait and see’ game, the portability rules governing a spouse’s unused estate tax exemption signed into…

The Tax Man Cometh: Ever Wonder How He Spends Your Money?

Every year you repeat the same tired task. You collect all your receipts forms, and related tax information and either…

The View on the Other Side of the Fiscal Cliff

Americans have a long history of independence: whether embarking on a harrowing voyage to an unknown land, striking out to…