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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...