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Market Commentary 11/9/2020

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > November 9, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth It’s said markets hate uncertainty, but that wasn’t the case last...

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Market Commentary 10/19/2020

October 19, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > It was a turbulent week for investors. Waves of positive and negative...

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Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > September 28, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth For four weeks, the U.S. stock market has sparked and sputtered like a...

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Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > December 9, 2020 Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth Last week, the Nasdaq Composite Index set another record.So far, 2020...

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Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth The shortest bear market in history is over. The Nasdaq Composite and Standard &...

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Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > August 17, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth he Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index finished the week within a...

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Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > August 8, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth There was good news and bad news in last week’s employment report.The good...

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Financial Market Commentary

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > August 6, 2020Our Mission Is To Create And Preserve Client Wealth Last week delivered a mixed bag of financial and economic news. As many...

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Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

The recent volatility in the stock market has again become a wake up call to many investors.
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Advised Brokerage Accounts Are Better Diversified, Reports Schwab

The report highlights the benefits of working with an advisor. In general, participants who had professional help were more diversified across all of their holdings
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Where is Your Best Place to Retire?

The best place to retire in the United States is in dispute. There’s no formal debate, but a review of reliable publications showed surveys have named different states and cities as the “best” place to retire. 
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Documenting Your Possessions in Case of Disaster

It’s better to protect yourself now and document your possessions rather than trying to do it after something has happened. A home inventory will give you an accurate recording of your assets for insurance purposes and give you a better idea of how much homeowner’s insurance you need to ensure proper coverage.
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Unused Vacation Days Can Be Costly

Would you give up a share of $62 billion?   If your answer is no, then you may be a member of the relatively small group of Americans (36 percent) that takes all of the vacation days available to them each year.
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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

No one wants to see an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auditor show up at his or her door. The IRS can’t audit every American’s tax return, so it relies on guidelines to select the ones most deserving of its attention.
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Six Steps To Financial Independence For Women

Financial independence: Whether you enjoy it or dream about it, it’s a common term that you’ve probably seen in magazine ads, TV commercials and billboards. But what really does financial independence mean, exactly?
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Understanding Credit Reporting

To qualify for the best loans at the lowest rates, borrowers must qualify financially and are scored by lenders using a computerized model for evaluating credit risk, developed by Fair, Isaac, and Company, known as the FICO score.  Learn more
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Organizing Your Financial Records and Emergency Forms

Would someone be able to find your important papers during a crisis if you became ill, injured, or incapacitated?  It’s a good idea to make sure a trusted family member or friend knows where to find your personal documents.
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5 Benefits of Working in Retirement

In the past, retirement has been portrayed as an ending, a grand exit from your years in the workplace. But the rules are shifting.
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The Drawback Of Target Date Mutual Funds

If the majority of fund management won’t even invest in their own target-date retirement funds….why should you?
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Just How Safe Is An Insurance Company, Really?

When you think about the car you drive, the house you live in, the health plan you use and the life insurance policy you have, it’s not a stretch to say insurance is an intrinsic part of our daily lives.
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Credit Freeze - You should consider it!

It’s been over a year since Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S., revealed they’d been hacked.
What did you do to protect your data?.
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Should Parents Pay for College Tuition?

It’s a pricey question.
College Board estimated the average cost for full-time, in-state students who live on campus at four-year public colleges or universities during the 2017-18 school year is $25,290.
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Just Say NO to Pie Charts!!

Pie charts look nice coming out of a color printer, but they can’t help manage investment risk
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An Investment Advisor’s Blueprint To Making Solid Financial Decisions

A common mistake people make is to give up what they want most for what they only want right now. Pick which goals in your life are most important to you, and make achieving those goals your utmost priority. Then…
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Enjoy Life. Hire Someone To Watch Your 401K

Have you ever thought you’d be happier if you could just pay someone else to do watch your company 401K retirement plan account?
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The 7 Rules of Investing

From 1977 through 1990, Lynch ran one of the most successful mutual funds ever, posting an average annual return of 29%.
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Considering A 401K Rollover?

What to do with an old 401K?
One great thing about a 401K retirement savings plan is that your assets are often portable when you leave a job.
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Have You Checked Out Our Retirement Planning Library?

While retirement planning can seem intimidating, it’s never too early or too late to start preparing for the future.
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Common Financial Terms

We have compiled a list of important  financial terms. If you don’t speak personal finance, don’t worry—we’re here to help.
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DOW 30K: Yellin’ for Yellen

The market likes President-Elect Joe Biden’s selection of Janet Yellen to serve as Treasury Secretary. Many Wall Streeters feared that Biden would appoint Elizabeth Warren, while many progressives feared he would appoint someone too friendly to big banks...

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Thanksgiving

When we were young, Thanksgiving was simple. It was a day off from school, or from work. A day for watching football, or for eating as much turkey and pie as we could manage. As we’ve gotten older, though, our relationship with Thanksgiving has changed. It’s not just...

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Veterans Day – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Veterans Day - The Tomb of the Unknown SoldierOn March 4, 1921, the United States Congress approved the burial of an unidentified soldier who fought and died in World War I. He was buried on a Virginia hillside not far from the Potomac River in the...

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Election Day and your Portfolio

Two-hundred and seventy.  That’s how many electoral votes it takes to win.  As of this writing, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4, 2020, neither candidate has reached that magical number yet – and it may be some time before we know who will.As...

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Special Message

Pandemics - Protests - Wildfires - Market Crashes - Recession If someone ever tries to tell the story of 2020 on film, it will take more movies than Star Wars. At one point, we even had to worry about murder hornets. Murder hornets! There’s no question...

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Forgotten 401Ks

ZombiesThey’ll eat you alive!Failure to Rebalance - Zombie Sign #1When was the last time you rebalanced your 401(k) or other retirement account? When you set it up, you took a fairly conservative approach and bought 60% stock mutual funds and 40% bond...

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Very Important

Dear Clients, Soon-to-Be-Clients and friends,Well, it looks like the party’s over. The S&P 500 has plunged through several levels of support. Take a look. Here’s the chart. This chart shows the S&P when it was 3,332. Now, as I write, it sits...

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A Bump in the Road?​

End-of-Summer Market Update Dear Friend, Speed bump, stop sign, or red light? That’s the question many of us are asking. Let me explain. After cruising for the past five months, the markets screeched to a halt on September 3, the Dow dropping over 800...

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Aug 3, 2020 Market Update

Good morning.At this writing, the futures for the Dow, the S&P, and the Nasdaq are all showing that color we all love: Green. And as Kermit the Frog reminded us back in 1970, “It’s not that easy bein’ green ….”It’s sure as heck not easy being green in...

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Where Trillions Dwell

How Are Your Investments Doing Lately?  Receive A Free, No-Obligation 2nd Opinion On Your Investment Portfolio > Where Trillions Dwell Back in the 1980s, a popular Wendy’s commercial featured a soon-to-be-famous elderly lady peering at a small piece of...

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