Financial Planning

Airline Market Trends

After all the hardship, it appears the main impetus for ending the federal government shutdown in January was its impact on air travel. On January 25, the FAA began restricting flights into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to a shortage of air traffic controllers. Prior to this, there had been reports of…

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Stability Grows for Emerging Markets

Thirty years ago, developed markets were seen as much more stable than smaller, emerging countries. But as political division and uncertainty permeates the West, the differences have faded, and emerging markets (EM) have shed the high-risk perception that accompanied foreign investment. Sound government situations, conservative monetary policy and lower levels of debt were once staples…

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Trade Wars: More Context

In particular, automobiles seem to be in the crosshairs of President Trump’s hard line on trade with the rest of the world. Here are a few reasons why:1 • U.S. auto production represents about 2.7 percent of GDP.• There are more jobs in motor-vehicle assembly than in computers and electronics, chemicals, motor vehicle parts, plastics…

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Think student loans are a young person’s problem? Think again!

Think student loans are a young person’s problem? Think again! Baby Boomers here in California owe a whopping $11,274,120,000 billion. Safeguards’, Reid Abedeen spoke with KUSI News about the challenges these seniors are facing and steps they can take to deal with student debt:   Click here for a student loan repayment calculator  

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College's Big Money Sports

As entertaining as college football is, the truth is, financially, it’s a multi million-dollar business. In some high-profile programs, coaches make seven-figure salaries rivaled only by university administrators at the nation’s most elite schools. All the money flowing to officials at the top has to come from somewhere, and often, it starts with the students.…

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What Is Tax Planning?

If you are like most people, taxes have probably been on your mind a lot lately with the April 15 tax deadline soon approaching. (If they aren’t on your mind, they will be soon.) During this time period, we all wonder how we can reduce the impact that our personal or business taxes have. With…

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