Higher-income Americans, about 6 percent of workers, will see an increase in payroll taxes in 2017 as the result of changes in Social Security taxable income levels. The higher revenues will support an increase in monthly benefits for retirees. An Increase in Social Security Benefits in 2017 | Social Security Matters The Social Security Administration recently announced the… Read Article →

By Alec MacGillis, ProPublica The only thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed to agree upon in last Sunday’s debate (October 9, 2016) — indeed, one of the few substantive policy exchanges they had — was the need to eliminate a tax benefit that collectively saves private equity, real estate, and venture capital partners billions of… Read Article →

Television Show: The Profit (2016). On this CNBC Prime show, self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis lends his expertise to struggling businesses in various industries across the country by focusing on his oft-stated keys to success – people, process, and product – the three Ps. Serving as his own host, Lemonis analyzes businesses by what I… Read Article →

I am inspired by people with natural talents and those that are able to turn their gifts into something they love while generating income and making a living. I have friends and co-workers with entrepreneurial desires; bakers, chefs, singers, songwriters, educators who all want to share their gift(s). All seemingly desiring that push, or leap… Read Article →

CFD trading is a rapidly growing market, attracting an ever increasing number of retail traders from around the world. CFDs were originally developed in the early 1990’s in the UK as a type of equity swap that was traded on margin. Initially used by hedge funds and institutional traders to hedge cost-effectively their exposure to… Read Article →

Television Show: Cleveland Hustles (2016). On this CNBC Prime show, NBA superstar and the show’s Executive Producer LeBron James and longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter give four aspiring local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their dreams while also helping to revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland. Host Bonin Bough and four local business leaders mentor the owners… Read Article →

A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (2016) Leland Faust is an honors graduate from both the University of California, Berkeley (Economics) and Harvard Law School. He is the founder of CSI Capital Management where he served as Chief Investment Officer for 33 years, supervising over $1.5 billion… Read Article →

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