In 2015, keep eye on interest rates, oil price

Originally published on the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website Overall, 2014 was a good year for the markets and our economy. Inflation has been tame with the CPI up only 1.3 percent. GDP grew at a 5.0 percent annualized rate in the last quarter, and the unemployment rate is at 5.8 percent. Interest rates have […]

The impact of falling oil prices on your wallet

Oiginally published on’s website Most American consumers are delighted with the recent slide in the price of crude oil, which has lowered gasoline prices significantly. Falling gas prices have an effect on consumer prices. The most recent CPI report was released on Dec.17 and consumer prices had fallen by 0.3%. The core CPI, […]