In a world where a college degree is more important, and expensive, than ever, America’s student debt continues to balloon. Total U.S. student debt reached an all-time high of $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive annual increase in a row. Continue reading “Student Debt in America: The Baby Elephant in the Room”
Condor Capital Management’s 2016/2017 Mid-Season Ski Industry Update: A Strong Rebound in Weather Leaves Many Resorts Thankful
MARTINSVILLE, N.J. – (ACCESSWIRE) – March 13, 2017 – So far, most skiers and snowboarders can agree that the 2016/17 season has shaped up to be much better than last. Despite an unseasonably warm start to the season, many regions such as the Pacific Northwest have since experienced significant snow accumulation, bringing forth a solid number of visitors to the country’s major resorts. However, much like last season, the weather story has not been consistent across both coasts, which has many skiers on the East Coast wishing for next season already. Even so, healthy performance across the majority of resorts in the United States points to a strong finish for the ski industry, according to Ken Schapiro of Condor Capital Management.
Tax season is here and the deadline is quickly approaching. Scores of Americans are gathering their documents in preparation and accountants are working overtime to make sure that everything is in order for their filings. It is during this preparation that investors often find out that their IRAs have contribution limits and exceeding those limits can be a costly error.
For yet another year, residents of New Jersey have been subject to among the highest property taxes in the nation. Data compiled by the NJ Department of County Affairs shows that property owners paid an average of $8,549 in property taxes for 2016, representing a 2.35% increase from the previous year. Continue reading “New Jersey Ranks High!…..For Property Taxes”
One of many contentious political issues today, the future of healthcare in America has sparked debate across the country. As President Trump settles into office, it has become clear that changes are coming, whether in the form of smaller-scale adjustments to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or a full repeal and replacement of the law. Continue reading “Tax Implications of Fully Repealing the ACA”
If you have paid attention to the news recently, chances are that you have seen at least one report that mentions a company’s data being breached by cyber hackers. While the possibility of a business being susceptible to such a threat is a serious concern, individuals should be equally wary of hackers aiming to steal their own identity. Continue reading “Identity-Theft Insurance — Is It Worth It?”
When economists, journalists, and politicians talk about the strength or weakness of the national economy, they cite one main statistic: GDP. The metric, which stands for Gross Domestic Product, singlehandedly quantifies the output of national economies, guides the action of central banks, and acts as the universal benchmark for when economies officially enter and exit recessions. Continue reading “GDP: Faster Growth Than Meets the Eye?”
Unless you live in an area flush with public transportation, chances are you will likely need to acquire a vehicle of your own multiple times throughout your life. Figuring out what car is the best-fit is never easy, as one must evaluate their financial situation, lifestyle, and well-being to ensure that the automobile will suit them for years to come. Continue reading “Leasing Versus Purchasing a Car — What to Do?”
Donating to charity directly from your IRA can have multiple benefits if you are over the age of 70½ and required to make annual withdrawals, known as required minimum distributions (RMDs). These RMDs may end up forcing you to withdraw more than you wish, forcing you to liquidate and possibly increasing your tax burden. Continue reading “Making Charitable Donations Directly From Your IRA”
On January 25th of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA/Dow) passed the 20,000 milestone for the first time ever. Seemingly every media outlet began to host discussions regarding whether investors should get back into the marketplace, how much further stocks can go, and a multitude of other investing-related topics. Continue reading “DOW 20,000 — Does It Matter?”