July 13, 2020

If We Can Print Our Own Money Why Do We Have to Pay Taxes?

The IRS estimates they brought in roughly $3.6 trillion in taxes for fiscal year 2020. The bulk of that money comes from income and payroll taxes. Here is the breakdown from the Budget of the U.S. Government: This $3.6 trillion number is estimated to reach $5 trillion by 2025 and more than $6.2 trillion by the end of the decade. These are obviously big numbers but the Covid crisis is putting them into perspective in term...

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What Should College Students Do This Fall?

This fall is going to be weird. There are a lot of people that want school to happen but there’s no way it occurs under normal conditions. If it’s all in-person there will likely be outbreaks that make it a disjointed process. And if it’s fully or partially online it will make life more challenging for young people and families alike. This week Harvard announced they will be bringing up to 40% of underg...

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Whats Poppin

Emerging market stocks are up 16% since the beginning of June, versus a 5% rally for Europe and just 3% for the S&P 500. It’s a very short time frame and not particularly meaningful for most investors, but could it be the start of something larger? China, Japan and most European countries have handled their pandemic responses better than the US federal government. Their economies are mostly reopened while our ...

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Whats Poppin

Emerging market stocks are up 16% since the beginning of June, versus a 5% rally for Europe and just 3% for the S&P 500. It’s a very short time frame and not particularly meaningful for most investors, but could it be the start of something larger? China, Japan and most European countries have handled their pandemic responses better than the US federal government. Their economies are mostly reopened while our ...

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Verizon Communications Inc. is the largest U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon also offers wireline and broadband services primarily in the northeastern U.S. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair

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Who are you talking to?

Who are you talking to? I’ve been thinking a lot about “audience” these days. Who am I talking to? Who do I want to be talking to? It’s probably the first question you should be asking yourself before expending any time or energy on a particular project or service or product. I’ve been careless about the question of audience over the years. Like most people, my initial assumption had always b...

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