Rising Cost of Living

It’s official: No Social Security Increase in 2011. Officially there is no inflation. So why does your insurance premium, price of gas, price of food and other bills keep going up? Brand name drug prices skyrocketing.  What is the difference between government bureaucracy and corporate bureaucracy? Little. But it costs seniors dearly. Changes in Advantage…

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Picking up a Stock !

By Money Manager Tom Cock It always amazes me how people will find someone else to blame for their shortcomings. A front-page article this week in The Wall Street Journal provides more evidence that many would prefer to look to others for their own shortcomings. Personal responsibility just isn’t what it used to be. Despite…

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Gift Taxes

A common misconception most individuals have is that IRS rules forbid gifts of more than $12,000 per person per year. Though it is true that there is a rule that speaks to gifts needing to be less than $12,000 per person per year, it does not mean that one is unable to make gifts in…

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