stocks

WBIR: Perks of Being a Stockholder

Fun Facts about Stock Ownership   Owning shares of stock in a company makes you an owner of that company and some companies treat their shareholders like real owners – giving them discounts and rewards on products and services.   HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SHAREHOLDER PERKS… Kimberly Clark and 3M: Gift boxes with an

medicare

MEDICARE RUNNING SHORT

The fate of our Medicare and Social Security benefits are back in the news with the program’s annual report released June 5th. The news isn’t great but a crisis can be avoided.   WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THESE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS? Medicare’s finances were downgraded: the Medicare insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, earlier

Interest Rates

THE INTEREST RATE DILEMMA

Interest rates are an important part of everyone’s lives! Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) began to gradually increase key interest rates in December 2015 from a record low of near zero.  The expectation is that the Fed will continue raising rates in 2018 and 2019 (See Fed Chart.) On the