Is cable TV dying or just downsizing big time?! Cable providers are dumping many smaller networks in 2017. Why? Because they are getting small audiences. The Wall Street Journal reports that nearly 70 channels that collect an average of $13 of Americans’ monthly cable bills each accounted for less than half of total TV viewing. It's crunch time for cable TV--find out if your favorite channel is getting the Ax!
Are Routers and Video Cams the New Frontier for Hackers? According to the Wall Street Journal, your everyday router may be a vulnerable link in your home Wi-Fi network, but it also may be allowing hackers to access personal information, sometimes even if it's encrypted. Your information can wind up around the world--in Liberia for example-- in a very short period of time. A big problem occurs when you reset passwords--malware can be into your system in less than nine seconds. Steve and Sinclair have the Journal report on which brand of router is really having some issues. Then, tax expert Doris Milton with H & R Block is here with tax tips as we approach the April 18 deadline.
In this timely interview with Financial Advisor Steve Jurich of IQ Wealth Management, learn important tips for selecting annuities and dividend investments as the anchor for your long-term retirement strategy. Steve discusses and clarifies annuity income riders and what you should look for in your search, as well key factors in selecting dividend paying stocks.
Tempted to text while driving? The National Safety Council estimates deaths rose 6% in 2016 to 40,200 compared with the year prior and increased 14% over the 2014 tally, representing the sharpest two-year escalation in more than a half-century. Studies show that texting, snapchatting, and facebooking are a big part of the story, but some say the improving economy is part of the problem... SEE?? It's Trump's fault! ..Or, is it the Russians? Steve and Sinclair separate fact from fake news with a timely Wall Street Journal report.
Now that the Fed has raised interest rates and is talking about doing it twice more this year, can you expect better rates on your bank accounts? Think again! The Wall Street Journal says that banks are so flush with cash, they don't really need your money. A one hundred thousand dollar savings account is typically paying four tenths of one percent among the bigger banks, or around forty dollars annually! And you'll have to buy your own toaster...Steve and Sinclair have the report on what's happening and what you can expect. Then estate planning attorney Richard Dwornik is here with some timely advice and case studies.
Statistics show that most people don’t really hate life insurance, they just hate paying for it! But what if you could get all your money back if you don’t die?
Thanks to a lot of innovation, you can now have all the protection you want to own, and if you don’t die within the term you specify, you get all your money back, and you would have to earn better than 4% on your investments to beat this unique insurance offering! Steve and Sinclair have the inside report. Then CPA Nick Stefaniak reviews tax tips for owners of LLC's.
The stock market has tripled since March of 2009, while the average CD hasn't paid more than 1% since that date. But now if rates rise, the economy could tank. If they don't rise, many retirees are not sure what they'll do. Find out why many retirees still fear running out of money, and why one dentist decided to go back to work in his mid-seventies. Steve and Sinclair have the timely Wall Street Journal report and a story about the Tiger 21 Club.
One the greatest investors of all time, Warren Buffett, views dividends as as a key to selecting successful stocks and analyzing companies. Steve and Sinclair review the most important keys to investing in dividends in segment 2. Then mortgage expert Joe Capitano is here for the Q&A
Dimensional Funds have become popular, but many of DFA's funds have not been beating the indexes after fees for the past fifteen years, according to a former Morningstar analyst writing for the Wall Street Journal. DFA’s international funds have produced a 5.35% annualized return for the 15-year period ended in 2016 before fees, while the Benchmark Index with no fees, returned 5.29% for the same period. After fees, the DFA fund lost to the index. Steve and Sinclair have the analysts findings on several other DFA funds and a projection for real estate funds published in the Wall Street Journal.