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teacher sharing

Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

social security

Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...

leasing

Paper Chase: Leasing A Car

August new home sales were up 5.7% exceeding analysts estimates. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter. It was not expected to grow at that rate for the 3rd quarter. GDP is closely watched as it is the broadest measure of the economy.  ...

work

Paper Chase: Why Do We Work?

The Fed has decided to keep rates near zero. An increase was expected, but a weak global economy and low inflation were cited as reasons for keeping rates low. A hike is still expected near the end of the year.   Retail sales rose .2% percent in August, the 6th...

veterans

Paper Chase: This Is What Veterans Return To

  Housing starts numbered 1.14 million in April. That was up 20% from March and an all time high since November 2007.   There was no rate hike from the Fed coming from their June meeting stating the sluggishness from the economy was transitory. They specifically cited bad weather and...

Online soulmate

Paper Chase: Online Soulmate, Jobs and Weed

  We are at the lowest unemployment rate in 7 years. 223,000 jobs were created in April which was roughly in line with analysts estimates. Mortgage rates are creeping up as the 30 year is now at 3.8%. In July, Jet Blue will start flying weekly single charter flights to...