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Monthly Archives: November 2015




A Year To Be Thankful For

This week, families will gather across the country to celebrate Thanksgiving.  It is fitting, then, that those of us at Schaffer Associates should take a moment to acknowledge the blessings of another successful year.  While this year has not been without its challenges, we are thankful that our organization continues to grow and succeed. That success would not happen without

The Ugly Truth Behind Positive Unemployment Numbers

On Friday, American economists collectively cheered at the news that the nation’s economy added 271,000 jobs in October.  That number was large enough to bring the national unemployment rate down from 5.1% to 5%, the lowest since April 2008.  Leading into Friday’s announcement, most experts expected a much smaller jobs number more in line with the last two months of