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Since 1986

On this day, in 1986, the Beechcraft Starship made its maiden flight. One month prior, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated just 73 seconds into its flight killing all seven crew members. In that same year, the annual U.S. inflation rate was 1.91%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average year-end close was 1,895; the year-end Federal Reserve interest rate was 7.50%; the average cost of a new house was $89,430; the average annual income was $22,400; a new car cost $9,255; and a gallon of gas was just 89 cents. The first American Girl doll entered the market and DORITOS introduced its Cool Ranch flavor. Oh, and the average life expectancy? Males: 71.2 years/females: 78.2 years.
It was also the last time we had an overhaul of the tax system, under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan.
Thirty-one years later we find ourselves here, facing another tax overhaul under the leadership of President Donald Trump. Who would have guessed? Join us today to find out how this affects you as a retiree.