- The oil price free fall is getting uglier and OPEC isn't the only culprit. Don't overlook the impact of the strong U.S. dollar, and the determination of U.S. production efforts. The 'drop dead price' is $25 to $30 a barrel.
- What next week's expected Fed rate hike will do to stocks, bonds, and your retirement savings. The hike itself is less significant than what it suggests about future Fed policy. Stay nimble, and liquid.
- There's more to that year-end bonus than you might realize. The tax man is watching, and there are ways to lessen the blow. The harsh reality of supplementary income.
- Somebody took the time to put together a pretty cool list of gift ideas for those whacky secret Santa office gift swaps, so the least I can do is bring it to your attention just in case you get my name. Who wouldn't love a TSA-friendly skincare kit, whiskey stones or a scented candle?
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