This Friday, Donald Trump will participate in a tradition that has held since April 30, 1789 – the Presidential Inauguration. On that date, George Washington was sworn in by Chancellor Robert R. Livingston in New York City, which was the national capital at the time. While the oath taken by the incoming president has remained largely unchanged over the centuries, almost everything else about the inaugural ceremony has changed. Continue reading “Inaugural Economics”
Condor has sent out its 2016 4th Quarter Newsletter!
- Don’t Forget to Include Memory Loss When Planning for Retirement
- Top Financial Concerns of Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials
- I Get So Many Credit Card Reward Offers. How Do I Know Which One to Choose?
- What Do You Need to Know About Chip-Card Technology?
You can read our online copy by clicking here.
New Jersey is a very expensive place to live. The property, state and local taxes are among the highest in the nation. New Jersey is one of only sixteen states that still have an estate tax and only one of six states that still have an inheritance tax. Continue reading “Long-Awaited Tax Changes in New Jersey”
There are some significant changes to the Social Security program this year which you should be aware of, particularly if you are thinking of retiring soon or already have. One of the most important components of an individual’s retirement plan is the opportunity to receive monthly income from the Social Security program. Over 65 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2015. Continue reading “Changes to Social Security”
Each year, more deals and promotions seem to enter the marketplace in hopes of enticing holiday shoppers to spend more, or even to get them to actually come to the store itself. Expectations on how major retailers will perform and notifications regarding the level of confidence consumers have with the economy are rampant throughout the holiday season. Continue reading “Holiday Retail Sales”
Recently, amid excitement over the possibility of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching 20,000, the U.S. dollar somewhat quietly hit a 14-year high. The greenback moved higher following December’s Fed meeting, in which the central bank raised rates and put out a hawkish statement on the possibility of more rate increases next year. In the following weeks, the dollar has continued to grind even higher. Beyond just the headlines, what does this actually mean for American consumers, businesses, and investors?
As we approach the New Year, you may be having another one of those classic moments of self-reflection. Will I finally become more organized? Can I commit myself to losing those few pounds that I have been meaning to for so long? Do I embark on that family trip to Europe which I have longed for? Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”
Finding the right health insurance plan can be daunting. Unlike most other types of insurance, health insurance policies usually incorporate some form of cost sharing, meaning you will likely end up paying more than just the cost of your premium. In order to ensure that you have the proper form of coverage, it is imperative to understand two of the most frequently confused components of health insurance plans, copays and coinsurance.
Condor Capital Management’s 2016/17 Ski Season Outlook: Early Snowfall On Both Coasts & an Improving Economy, a Positive Omen for Visits?
MARTINSVILLE, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / December 19, 2016 / With high hopes for a snowy winter season from skiers across our country, many signs are indeed pointing to a solid upcoming 2016/17 ski season. A quick look back at the 2015/16 season shows that skier and snowboarder visits increased slightly to 53.9 million, up from 53.6 million the year before, according to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). While this appears to be only a small increase at the margin, the devil is in the details. Continue reading “Condor Capital Management’s 2016/17 Ski Season Outlook”