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April 2017

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess

(Image courtesy of Bloomberg) Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Over the past few weeks, United Airlines has provided every business major in America with a crash course in how not to handle public relations.  Although every other person with [...]

How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?

Image courtesy of WSOC-TV How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Welfare benefits cause some of the most contentious political debates these days, and it is not difficult to see why.  By design, these benefits are an important component of a social safety net that exists as [...]

March 2017

How to Financially Survive a Divorce

Image courtesy of The Huffington Post How to Financially Survive a Divorce   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Divorce is never a fun topic to talk about or experience.  However, it is a reality in the lives of many people.  Despite its prevalence in our society, divorces are not as common [...]

What to Do If You Win the Lottery

Image courtesy of USA Today What to Do If You Win the Lottery   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Congratulations, you just won the lottery.  You now belong to an exclusive group of people who have stumbled upon the elusive intersection of luck and wealth.  Although this is an exciting time [...]

The Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report

Image courtesy of Conservative Review The Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As of February 2017, the official U.S. unemployment rate was down to 4.7%1.  That is a far lower number than its 10-year high of 10% in October 20091.  Although these [...]

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

(Image courtesy of the Pioneer Institute) The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Although the elections scheduled for November 6, 2018, are far off on the horizon, one consequential ballot question in Massachusetts is starting to take shape.  Dubbed the Income Tax for Education and Transportation Amendment, the [...]

February 2017

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy

(Image courtesy of The New York Times) Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As our world continues to evolve, the gig economy continues to grow.  The basis of the gig economy is the idea that workers are no longer beholden to one specific company [...]

Millennial Mayhem

(Image courtesy of The Wall Street Journal) Millennial Mayhem   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   The American dream describes the idea that every American has an opportunity to become prosperous and successful because of their own hard work.  The idea and its associated outcomes are certainly not impossible to attain today.  [...]

The Dangers of Doing It Yourself

(Image courtesy of Entrepreneur.com) The Dangers of Doing It Yourself Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Many investors have made it a point to manage their own investment portfolios.  In the financial services industry, we call these people do-it-yourself (DIY) investors.  It is true that there are DIY investors who are mostly [...]

Hurdles to Retirement

Hurdles to Retirement   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Ten years ago, the labor participation rate was 66.2%1.  As of March 2017, that number was down to 63.0%1.  The rapidly growing number of workers entering retirement is likely driving the decline in the labor participation rate.  Despite the growing number of [...]