End-of-the-Year Money Moves

Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2016.  What has changed for you in 2016? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If notable changes occurred in your personal or professional life, then you will want to review your finances before this …

Holiday Wrap-Up

A look back at 2016 thus far   The year in brief. Investors will likely remember 2016 as a year of two momentous votes and one monetary policy decision. This year brought the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and a surprise presidential election victory for Donald Trump, and it now appears probable that the Federal Reserve will raise interest …

Sometimes the Pundits Get It Wrong

In fact, many predictions about Wall Street have misread the market’s direction. Trying to determine how Wall Street will behave next week, next month, or next year is difficult. Some feel it is impossible. To predict the near-term direction of the market, you may also need to predict upcoming earnings seasons, central bank policy moves, and the direction of both …

How does the ACA apply to LTD and STD recipients?

From Employee Benefits Advisor Magazine: In order to avoid potential pay or play penalties, do employers need to make an offer of health plan coverage to individuals receiving payments from a short-term disability or long-term disability arrangement? All large employers must offer health plan coverage to their full-time employees or potentially be subject to pay or play penalties. Under the …