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By Spectrum Management Group | February 10, 2017

Here's why it Pays to Track Every Tiny Business Expense

Tracking your small business expenses gives you a better understanding of how you're managing your money and could help you get some cash back. There are three main reasons why you need to keep tabs on your small business expenses.

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Topics: Small Business, Spending

By Spectrum Management Group | February 9, 2017

Video: The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

As a parent, its difficult to navigate the toy store or the candy aisle at the grocery store -- the inability to say "no" -- and mean it - could be setting children up for self-control problems and a world of financial pain.

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Topics: Spending, behavior, Personal Finance

By Spectrum Management Group | February 3, 2017

The Only Five E-Mail Folders you Need

Take a look at your e-mail folders. You probably haven’t given them much thought over the years. But marketing consultant Zach Hanlon says on Fast Company that you should reconsider your arrangement, and opt for five main folders.

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Topics: Insight of Interest, behavior

By Spectrum Management Group | February 2, 2017

Here is the Letter the World's Largest Investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Just Sent to CEOs Everywhere

Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, which with $5.1 trillion is the world's biggest investor, just sent his annual letter to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations.

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.

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Topics: Retirement, Stocks, Economy, Wealth Management

By Spectrum Management Group | February 1, 2017

How Much does the U.S. Import from Mexico?

President Trump’s administration is exploring the option of levying a tax on U.S. imports from Mexico. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday that the tax could be as high as 20%. Such a hefty burden could impact United States' trade with its third largest trade partner, which exports everything from cars to televisions, fresh fruits to beer, and crude oil to edible oil.

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Topics: Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | January 26, 2017

What's My Tax Bracket?

The most frequent question tax advisors hear from taxpayers is 'What's my tax bracket?' The answer is, 'It depends.' It is not as simple, straight forward, and even understandable as it used to be.

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Topics: Taxes, Income Tax and Estate Planning

By Spectrum Management Group | January 24, 2017

Inflation is on the Way Back in the Rich World, and that is Good News

After 2 years of unduly low inflation in the rich world, things are picking up. That is good news. The story for 2017 is not of inflation running too hot but rather of a welcome easing of fears of deflation.

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By Spectrum Management Group | January 23, 2017

Video: Davos 2017: Highlights From the World Economic Forum

The best bits from Bloomberg Television's coverage of the second day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Click here to watch the video

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Topics: Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | January 19, 2017

How to Become a 'Superager'

Did you ever think about why some older people stay mentally nimble while others do not? The term "superagers" has been coined to describe older people who's memory and attention are equivalent to that of an active 25-year-old. See how MRI scans of 17 superagers compare with those of other people the same age.

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Topics: Well Being

By Spectrum Management Group | January 17, 2017

U.S. Dollar to Extend Rally in 2017, May Hit One-to-One with Euro: Reuters Poll

On Friday, a Reuters poll showed that the U.S. dollar will keep strengthening against the euro based on expectations that President-elect Donald Trump's planned tax cuts will raise interest rates.

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Topics: Economy

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