Author: Jeff Adler

2022 Adjustments

What’s in a number: 2022 Inflation Adjustments  As we kick off the New Year, inflation continues to grab headlines. While most are focused on how rising inflation will drag purchasing power, don’t forget that many IRS-published rates are also adjusted annually for inflation. To help you hone in on the rate changes to support planning […]

Hedge Against Government Spending

Let’s talk retirement dollars or income stream creation….Would you rather have retirement income that is taxable at the time of your distributions or would you like to plan for income tax free income. Perhaps a combination is appropriate?? It is time to create a hedge against taxation. If this is of interest to you, your […]

The Changing Face of Healthcare…..

The workplace isn’t the only thing to build a permanent presence within our homes as a result of the pandemic — healthcare is also finding its place in our personal spaces. After years working in healthcare, Naama Stauber Beckler realized that the existing system was failing some individuals, especially those managing health conditions that require at-home supplies. […]

One of the bizarre aspects of drug pricing in the U.S. is that the government is not permitted by law to negotiate the prices of drugs with pharmaceutical manufacturers. In most of the world markets, the national health authority in each country engages in long (and often difficult) discussions with drug sponsors about what the government is willing to pay for a newly approved drug. These negotiations dramatically reduce the cost of prescription drug prices throughout most of the world.

hBut not in the U.S. In the U.S., pharmaceutical companies can essentially dictate prices for their drug products, and Medicare and Medicaid are not allowed to challenge or disagree with the offer. If a company wants to charge $80,000 a year for a new drug, it can. If a company wants to increase the price […]

Crypto Fortunes-A Poker Game

World’s Biggest Crypto Fortune Began With a Friendly Poker Game With $96 billion, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is closing in on tech titans including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Tom Maloney, Yueqi Yang and Ben Bartenstein | Jan 10, 2022 (Bloomberg) — The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix draws princes, movie stars […]