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Economic Trends

4 Trends to Watch in the Big Economic Shift from Wages to Benefits

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain

Why are U.S. employers shifting from wages to benefits? There are many plausible theories: tax savings, rising health care costs, competition for key employees, quirks of the business cycle, and more.

4 Key Variables of the Retirement Equation

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

There are many things to consider when contemplating retirement. It is one of life's sea changes and if not carefully considered, there can be many surprising outcomes.

5 Reasons a Comfortable Retirement Is More Uncertain Than Ever

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Money
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

For all but the wealthiest, a guarantee to a comfortable retirement does not exist, and changes in the law, business practices and the economy are making it all the more elusive.

Past Performance Teaches Us Plenty About Saving For Future Retirement

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

Investment types often trot out the cautionary phrase, "past performance does not necessarily predict future results." And for good reason. Clients must understand that their financial tomorrow is no guarantee. Yet when it comes to the question of whether we are doing enough to ensure that we won't outlive our resources in retirement, we can learn a lot from history.

Paul Krugman: Myths of Austerity

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When I was young and naïve, I believed that important people took positions based on careful consideration of the options. Now I know better. Much of...

Bush Considers Economic Stimulus Package

AP | Deb Riechmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amid new worries about a possible recession, the housing slump and rising oil prices, President Bush is exploring an economic stimulus package to rein...