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The Millennial Economy
November 16, 2020

The millennial generation hasn’t had it so great. A recent economic analysis reports that since entering the workforce five to 20 years ago, the average millennial has experienced slower economic advancement than any other generation in U.S. history.1 It’s not just a matter of long periods of high unemployment. It’s…

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The Precarious Status of the Affordable Care Act
November 9, 2020

There is a lot riding on both the outcome of this year’s federal elections and the appointment of the new Supreme Court justice. One of the most predominant issues scheduled to be argued before the court this fall is the constitutionality of the individual mandate within the current health care…

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Housing Notes
November 2, 2020

Millennials can’t seem to catch a break. From their late teens through college, many saw their parents suffer from tremendous financial distress, job loss and, for some, even losing their family home. Many of these young adults graduated from college with overwhelming student loan debt as they entered a terrible…

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Heat Wave: Power Bills and Power Options
October 26, 2020

During the U.S.’s initial spring lockdown, the weather was rather temperate in most areas of the country. By the time COVID-19 outbreaks started becoming more rampant nationwide, summer was in full swing. This made for uncomfortable conditions in terms of social distancing guidelines. For example, the pandemic forced hundreds of…

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Potential Changes in Health Care
October 12, 2020

Health care innovations that were slow to take root have suddenly taken off during this pandemic. Working from home used to be a luxury enjoyed by relatively few workers. Now it is seriously being considered as a workable, cost-saving, long-term solution for many companies. The same goes for what they…

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Employers: Lessons From the Pandemic
October 8, 2020

We’ve learned a lot about infectious diseases this year, as well as how to adapt our lifestyles in response to a pandemic. It will be interesting to see if and how U.S. businesses adjust their operational models to account for the potential for future pandemics or other catastrophic events. According…

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What the Pay Disparity Means for America
September 28, 2020

Women remain behind the curve compared to men when it comes to equal pay. With the surge of unemployment caused by the pandemic, this situation appears to have worsened. More women than men have lost their jobs in recent months. The unemployment rate for black women is higher than that…

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Deep Dive Into Drug Prices
September 21, 2020

The high cost of prescription medications continues to afflict Americans. Despite an ongoing focus by the Trump administration — including recent executive orders containing potential changes — the government has not imposed significant regulations that have helped curb price growth.1 As a result, maintenance drug prices have increased out-of-pocket spending…

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What’s Going on in Real Estate?
September 14, 2020

Overall, the U.S. residential real estate market has held up fairly well so far during the global pandemic. Industry experts say that the current economic decline is expected to affect retirement a bit differently than the Great Recession, largely due to housing prices remaining strong in many areas of the…

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Home Health: Has the Time Come?
September 7, 2020

The health care industry has been trying to contain expenses through technology offering medical services to people at home. Some insurance plans offer a 24-hour nurse line, allowing you to call a nurse for advice in the middle of the night about a child’s high fever rather than rush to…

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