The Wheels on the Bus


If you’ve raised chil­dren, per­haps you remem­ber the old favorite “The Wheels on the Bus.” The lyrics say, “The Wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, ’round and ’round…”, you get the pic­ture. It’s a hap­py lit­tle song that invokes a care­free, sim­ple and steady expe­ri­ence on a bus.

But today, it appears that the wheels are com­ing off the prover­bial bus: the stock mar­ket sell-off, high unem­ploy­ment, the Euro debt crises, North Korea vs. South Korea, and the oil spill, to name just a few. (more…)

The Wheels on the Bus2010-09-03T12:08:55-06:00

Memorial Day 2010


It was 1866 and the Unit­ed States was recov­er­ing from the long and bloody Civ­il War between the North and the South. Sur­viv­ing sol­diers came home, some with miss­ing limbs, and all with sto­ries to tell. Hen­ry Welles, a drug­store own­er in Water­loo, New York, heard the sto­ries and had an idea. (more…)

Memorial Day 20102010-09-03T12:09:34-06:00

How the New Healthcare Law Will Affect Your Retirement


Tra­di­tion­al plan­ning for years has been say­ing that you should max out the con­tri­bu­tions to your qual­i­fied plan because you will be in a low­er tax brack­et when you retire. How­ev­er, with the imple­men­ta­tion of the new health­care law you may see an increased tax on the dis­tri­b­u­tion of your mon­ey at retire­ment.

Here is how it works: (more…)

How the New Healthcare Law Will Affect Your Retirement2010-09-03T12:09:59-06:00