September 2018

How to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

2018-09-25T15:19:39+00:00

How to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Are you sick and tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  According to the results of a survey of U.S. workers conducted by CareerBuilder, 78% of respondents said they struggle to make ends meet.  Believe it or

How to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck2018-09-25T15:19:39+00:00

Financial Life Hacks

2018-09-25T15:17:50+00:00

Financial Life Hacks   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   It’s great to watch other people get ahead in life and experience good financial health, but it’s also easy to feel left behind if you’re unable to do the same.  Have you ever wondered how your brother was able to buy a

Financial Life Hacks2018-09-25T15:17:50+00:00

June 2017

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

2017-06-15T13:14:13+00:00

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 proposal would

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax2017-06-15T13:14:13+00:00

May 2017

What Is the American Health Care Act?

2017-05-12T15:12:58+00:00

(Image courtesy of America Magazine) What Is the American Health Care Act?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   From the very moment President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, Republican members of the House of Representatives have made it their mission to repeal and

What Is the American Health Care Act?2017-05-12T15:12:58+00:00

April 2017

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

2017-04-27T19:58:21+00:00

(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

Perception is Reality: A Look at the United Airlines P.R. Mess2017-04-27T19:58:21+00:00

How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?

2017-04-07T20:22:06+00:00

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

How Widespread is Welfare Fraud?2017-04-07T20:22:06+00:00

March 2017

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

2017-03-10T17:57:01+00:00

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 Real Unemployment Rate: A Deeper Look at the February Jobs Report2017-03-10T17:57:01+00:00

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax

2017-03-03T17:51:05+00:00

(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

The Massachusetts Millionaire’s Tax2017-03-03T17:51:05+00:00

February 2017

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy

2017-08-29T20:43:25+00:00

(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

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy2017-08-29T20:43:25+00:00

January 2017

The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

2017-01-27T09:00:18+00:00

Photo courtesy of CBS New York/Getty Images The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   The Affordable Care Act (better known as “Obamacare”) became law in 2010, but the debate over health care reform has raged since Harry Truman became the first American president to propose

The Economics of Repealing and Replacing Obamacare2017-01-27T09:00:18+00:00