Recent Blog Posts

The Great Resignation?

Posted: 11/4/2021 11:02:43 AM
In recent weeks we have seen a rash of articles focused on the rise in workers quitting their jobs. As seen int the figure below, more than 4 million workers quit their jobs in both July and August. Why are so many people leaving their jobs? The explanations given range from burnout to a realization that there is more to life than work. These ex...

College Enrollment During the Pandemic: Texas and the U.S.

Posted: 11/1/2021 9:55:11 AM
Enrollment in colleges and universities across the county has fallen over the past two years. Based on results from the National Student Clearinghouse, enrollment at public four-year colleges and universities fell 2.3% from 2020 to 2021 and fell 4.6% between 2019 and 2021.1 Community College enrollment fell even more at 9% between 201...

Good News for Workers Born in 1960

Posted: 10/22/2021 11:50:13 AM
If you were born in the year 1960, you should be breathing a sigh of relief. The reason for this relief has to do with how Social Security benefits are calculated. The national average earnings in the year in which you turned 60 – 2020 for workers born in 1960 – is critical in calculating your base monthly benefit. If wages go up in ...