Is The U.S. Government Well Run?

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Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project – completing Form 10-K for the United States of America. The project is called USA Facts: Our … Read More

Top Risk Concerns for 2017

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And the survey said… In late 2016, Natixis Global surveyed 500 institutional decision makers representing corporate pension plans, public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. Survey participants said market volatility, geopolitics, and interest rates were their … Read More

They’re All On The Pro Rodeo Circuit

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They all grow corn and soybeans. They all have renowned universities. In addition, according to The Economist, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi, Alabama, and Michigan are likely to experience the biggest increase in tariffs – as a percent of state gross … Read More

Rate Hike Ahead… Maybe

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Last week’s U.S. employment report was better than expected. The United States added 235,000 jobs in February, which was a few more than economists had forecast. It may seem counterintuitive, but the positive economic data helped push U.S. stock markets … Read More

Get Ready for America Saves Week: Mon Feb 27 – Sat Mar 4

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America Saves Week is an annual opportunity to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. So what’s on the agenda for the week:   Monday, February 27 – Save Automatically: It can be … Read More

Can a Word be Worth $175 Billion?

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What’s the word ‘phenomenal’ worth? It all depends on who says it. Barron’s shared Wilshire Associates’ calculations which indicated the word was worth about $175 billion – the amount markets gained last Thursday – when President Trump used it to … Read More

Pay Your Fair Share of Taxes – But Not One Penny More!

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By Kevin Theissen, Principal and Financial Advisor at Skygate Financial Group LLC Who among us wants to pay the IRS more taxes than we have to? While few may raise their hands, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take … Read More

Forecast 2017 Webinar

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In this presentation, Kevin Theissen, Principal and Financial Advisor at Skygate Financial Group, will go over where the markets have been, where the markets are, and where the markets may be going.

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