Weak Dollar Helps Emerging Countries – International Update

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Currencies, US Economy, World Economies

August 2017  For the first time in a decade the world’s major economies are growing in sync.  All 45 countries tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are on track to grow this year, much of the help coming from a lingering low interest rate stimulus from Central Banks. A weakening dollar is providing a boost for U.S. …

National Parks Contribute Over $34 Billion To Economy – Federal Programs

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Blog, Economic Impact, US Economy

With the summer months upon us, the National Parks are a destination for tourists all over the United States. National Parks are part of the National Park Service, which was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Beginning with Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming, there are 417 parks today covering 84 million acres. On a recent visit to …