April 28, 2016

"Overall, the report shows broad weakness across many parts of the economy. The pace of growth for the economy has steadily slowed over the past four quarters," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote Thursday in an email to U.S. News. "That slowing pace of growth suggests the economy remains vulnerable hence the risk of recession remains

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April 11, 2016

Since its enactment in 1935, Social Security has become an important feature of the retirement landscape for all Americans. But its finances are in need of repair, and we can’t simply ignore the problem.

Since 2010, the taxes paid into the Social Security system have been falling short of the benefits

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March 26, 2016

Working with the American Institute for Economic Research, Luke Delorme conducted a study to determine the ideal asset-allocation strategy for retirees, assuming a 4% withdrawal rate. The best strategy, he found, was to begin with a 20% allocation of stocks as you enter retirement at age 65, and then increase that allocation gradually every year, over 30 years, until you have a 70% equity

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March 25, 2016

"Overall, the report shows a stronger finish to the year than previously thought," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote in a research note Friday. "Upward revisions to consumer spending, housing, net trade and government spending all contributed to the stronger gain."

March 08, 2016

New River Valley, VA - In its first annual Employment Destinations Index, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) ranked the most attractive places in the U.S. where young college graduates want to live and work. The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing the entire New River Valley,

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