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Yes, Your Paycheck Was Smaller Last Week…



After the fiscal-cliff deal, the payroll tax rate – income withheld from our paychecks for social security – went up from 4.2% to 6.2%.  For the last two years, American employees were paying a little bit less in social security withholding and the jig was up last week. This rate increase is…

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Market Volatility has a Silver Lining



71% of this year’s survey respondents for the CREATE Report see volatility as an opportunity, but only 13% felt they had the skills to convert volatility into opportunity.  Bear in mind, the respondents are institutional investors, plan sponsors and retail platforms.  Why do these professional…

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