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Understanding Greece & the European Debt Situation

By |2017-05-09T22:13:33+00:00July 10th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Courtesy of Wikimedia.org For the past several weeks, attention has focused on the debt crisis plaguing Greece and the contentious negotiations with its creditors. The situation in Europe is probably affecting your portfolio to some degree right now. But how can the problems of a country so small and so far away create such [...]

The U.S. Government Shutdown Explained

By |2013-10-01T19:26:03+00:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Congress failed to agree on a spending bill for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2013, resulting in the first government shutdown since 1995. According to the Congressional Research Service, this is the 18th time the federal government has shut down as a result of a failure to agree on an annual appropriations bill. Most shutdowns [...]