For many provincial and municipal governments in Canada – and around the world, really – austerity is the new normal. A well-intended reluctance to devote resources to anything other than political and social imperatives means that many governments are getting smaller, operating in more streamlined (and hopefully effective) ways. Tools that measure Return on InvestmentRead… Read more »
“Innovation” is the buzzword we always hear. We’re encouraged to do innovate but are afraid of doing it. Why?
In reality, accountants in governments are often on the cutting edge and have some of the strongest business cases for incorporating emerging technologies.
The optimism of trade talks between the U.S. and China Friday kept stocks in positive territory for the week.
Stocks soared this week giving all the TSP stock funds more than 2.5% in gains with the S-fund outperforming with a gain of 3.39%.
Stocks managed to produce gains but pulled back from highs earlier in the week; now investors are questioning whether this is the beginning of the end for the relentless upside.
Stocks came back from early trouble to extend over 1 percent in weekly gains, capping the best January in over 30 years. Poor earnings early in the week provided examples of what kind of effect a global slowdown was having on larger stocks.
I reached out to Eric Selk, Executive Director at Hope Now, a non-profit alliance among counselors, mortgage companies, investors, regulators, and other mortgage market participants, to gather some tips for federal employees affected by the partial shutdown who might miss a mortgage payment due to not receiving a paycheck.
Here are some deals that government employees can take advantage of while off of work.
More people are thinking about their retirement right now because they’ve been under pay freezes, budget cuts, sequestration and furloughs.