Marcelo Perez

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Forget It, China’s Not Booming

By |2018-01-25T13:26:43-04:00January 25th, 2018|Commodities, Markets|

Jeffrey Snider, head of global investment research at Alhambra Investments, says China is in fact not growing rapidly, which sounds disheartening for commodity investors. He reckons a crucial investment metric has weakened, pointing to slower economic expansion:

2018 Social Security and Medicare Changes

By |2018-01-18T10:32:34-04:00January 18th, 2018|Financial Planning|

Every new year brings changes and for 2018 the Federal Government has made changes to Social Security and Medicare. Surprise, surprise! Some retirees get a raise. Some workers will see more come out of their checks for future benefits. And most Medicare recipients will pay more for health care. First, the good news. For the [...]

The Healthcare Vampire

By |2018-01-18T10:38:04-04:00September 18th, 2017|Financial Planning|

Oh, for the old days when planning for retirement was simple and you knew what to expect, especially when it came to healthcare. There was Medicare. Add a good Medicare supplement to cover other costs and you were good to go. Those days are gone! For many retirees, healthcare has become Dracula and it’s sucking [...]


By |2018-01-18T10:39:41-04:00July 27th, 2017|Financial Planning, Taxes/Fiscal Policy|

Medicare. The name is as recognizable as Kleenex®, KFC®, and Coca Cola®. But if asked what Medicare is, most people can only tell you it’s government health insurance for older people.  If you’re going to do serious retirement planning you need to know more than that. If you don’t, you could miss sign up deadlines [...]