Tag: finance

Charitable Giving is on the Rise

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Rick Brooks According to a report by Giving USA, gifts to charity totaled $335.2 billion last year, up 4.4 percent from 2012 and almost back to the peak levels reached in 2007. I’ve also had the pleasure of being able to assist some very generous clients with their personal gifts recently, so I thought […]

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Investing in a “New Normal”

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Investing in a “New Normal”

For those who missed my last column (available at presidiosentinel.com), I wrote that I expect government spending to be cut while taxes increase over the coming years. I also mentioned that my personal outlook is for slower economic growth as the both the government and consumers “de-lever” (that is, reduce debt). Finally, with economic growth […]

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Economics and the Debt Ceiling

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Economics and the Debt Ceiling

Lately, there has been a lot of public hand wringing about the debt ceiling, or the legal limit on how much Congress can borrow.  Essentially, they’ve reached the limit and since Congress borrows about 43 cents for every dollar spent, they need to raise the ceiling in order to fund the current operations of the […]

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