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Monday, October 23, 2017

Last week, all 3 major U.S. markets hit record highs once again.[1] The Dow added 2.00% to notch both intraday and closing records, the S&P 500 rose 0.86%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.35%.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dipped...

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Last Friday, all 3 major domestic indexes continued their streak of weekly gains and record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.15%, and the Dow was up 0.43%. Meanwhile, both indexes posted their 5th weekly gain in a row. In addition, the S&P...

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

This Monday, October 9, marks the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500's highest point before the Great Recession. While the ensuing decade has provided quite a rocky road for the markets at times, the recovery is undeniable.[1] In fact...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Before we begin our usual weekly commentary, we wanted to take a moment to honor the victims of Sunday's terrible attack in Las Vegas. Though details are still scarce, it is the most devastating mass shooting in U.S. history. Our...

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Domestic indexes were mixed last week, as the Dow gained 0.36%, the S&P 500 eked out a 0.08% increase, and the NASDAQ lost 0.33%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE added a solid 0.68%.[2] Three stories that have dominated...

 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

After briefly stumbling the week of September 4, domestic indexes notched significant gains last week and hit record highs. By Friday, the S&P 500 exceeded 2,500 for the first time, the Dow closed at its highest level ever, and the...

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Last week, the markets closed for Labor Day, and in the subsequent four trading days, all three domestic indexes gave back some recent gains. The S&P 500 declined 0.61%, the Dow lost 0.86%, and the NASDAQ slid 1.17%.[1] International...

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Last week gave a number of things for both investors and non-investors to think - and worry - about. From North Korea's missiles to Hurricane Harvey's devastation to an unemployment uptick, the headlines were busy. Yet, despite these...

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

After several weekly losses, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory on Friday, August 25. The S&P 500 gained 0.72%, the Dow was up 0.64%, and the NASDAQ added 0.79% for the week.[1] International stocks in the MSCI...

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

From domestic unrest to international terrorism, last week provided many headlines that could easily rattle the markets. While we did see days with volatility and declines, the major indexes remained relatively flat.[1]sup> For the...

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Last week, rising tension between North Korea and the U.S. rattled the world's markets. As the two countries traded tough words, concerns escalated and markets reacted emotionally to the news.[1] Though stress is building...

 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another week of economic performance brought more news that the markets continue their bullish streak. After eight consecutive record-high closings, the Dow rose above 22,000 for the first time ever and finished the week up 1.20%.[1]...

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last week, markets marched ahead within a busy reporting week. The Dow rose 1.16% to close Friday on another new high.[1] The S&P 500 notched a record high during the week, despite closing the week slightly down 0.02%.[2] Meanwhile,...

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Last week, the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ again hit record highs. The midweek peaks fell by Friday, though market performance remained strong.[1] By week's end, the Dow dropped 0.27%, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dipped on Friday but...

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Last Friday, stocks closed on more record highs. The S&P 500 rose 1.41% and the Dow climbed 1.04% - both closing at new peaks.[1] The NASDAQ reported a 2.58% gain and the MSCI EAFE posted a 2.38% increase.[2] Despite continuing...

 

Monday, July 10, 2017

As the country celebrated the Fourth of July last week, the markets experienced some volatility, though they finished a bit flat overall.[1] The Dow fell then rose to close the week up 0.30%.[2] The S&P 500 climbed a modest 0.07% for...

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

As Q2 ended, markets hit a six-week volatility high.[1] While the tech sector declined during the week, consumer discretionary and industrial sectors drove stocks higher on Friday.[2] On Friday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ slumped 1.99%.[3]...

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Last week, markets kept relatively quiet despite the continuing drop in oil prices. The S&P 500 rose by 0.21%, the Dow increased by 0.05%, and the NASDAQ - the week's best performer - jumped 1.84%.[1] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE...

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Last week, markets kept relatively quiet despite the continuing drop in oil prices. The S&P 500 rose by 0.21%, the Dow increased by 0.05%, and the NASDAQ - the week's best performer - jumped 1.84%.[1] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE...

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Markets remained mixed last week as the Dow closed at another record high, while the NASDAQ fell and the S&P 500 held steady.[1] By Friday, the Dow gained 0.52%, the NASDAQ fell -0.92%, and the S&P 500 gained a slight 0.05%.[2]...

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Markets last week were mixed with leading tech stocks falling dramatically as some investors pulled profits.[1] The NASDAQ took the biggest hit, finishing 1.55% down on the week - its worst week of the year.[2] Meanwhile, the Dow rose...

 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Last week, the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ closed at all-time record highs.[1] The S&P 500 rose 0.96%, the Dow gained 0.6%, and the NASDAQ grew by 1.54%.[2] Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE gained 1.64% for the week.[3] Despite strong equity...

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The markets marched ahead last week with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reporting all-time records, albeit just slightly above previous highs.[1] The S&P rose 1.43% over last week, while the NASDAQ was up 2.08%.[2] The Dow gained 1.32%...

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Early last week, both the S&P and NASDAQ recorded all time highs before tumbling along with the Dow as political concerns rose.[1] By Friday, though, the markets had largely rebounded and steadied. The S&P 500 closed the week down 0...

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

After a long career and years of planning for retirement, you expect your Social Security benefits to be there when you need them. After all, you’ve paid taxes into the system for decades. But sometimes, retirees find that their...

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Markets tuned out noise from Washington last week and continued to focus on economic fundamentals. Mildly rebounding retail sales and strong consumer sentiment seem to point toward a modestly stronger second quarter.[1]After a...

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Way back in the “old days”, marriage arrangements often involved an exchange of property. At the very least, a family overseeing their daughter’s betrothal would seek some guarantee of her well-being in the event her...

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Last week, stocks rose but floated within a narrow trading range. By Friday, however, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reached record highs.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.63%, the Dow finished up 0.32%, and the NASDAQ rose 0...

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

So, you know that investing in your future is a wise choice. And you might have heard that an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be a smart choice, due to certain tax-related advantages. But beyond that, what else do you know...

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Stocks continued their advance on generally strong earnings reports this week despite the GDP report showing a slow first quarter economy. The S&P 500 rose 1.51%, the Dow gained 1.91%, and the NASDAQ added 2.32%.[1] On Tuesday, the...

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Domestic stocks posted losses on Friday, April 21, largely due to investor concerns about the French election.[1] Despite these daily losses, U.S. indexes broke their two-week losing streak, with the S&P 500 adding 0.85%, the Dow...

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do you find yourself feeling like you’re always running from one place to the next, with a never-ending list of chores to accomplish? You’re not alone. Most of us are feeling overwhelmed with the hectic pace of life these...

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Last week, major indexes experienced losses for the second week in a row, with the S&P 500 falling 1.21%, the Dow giving back 1.01%, the NASDAQ dropping 1.26%, and the MSCI EAFE declining 0.14%.[1] Markets closed on April 14 for the...

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Every year, millions of taxpayers eagerly wait for their income tax refunds. Whether a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, we can’t wait to cash those checks and spend the money. That’s because we tend to view tax...

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, and although we won't have complete economic data for a while, we do know that domestic stocks had a solid start to the year. Last week, major indexes took a pause from some recent gains and...

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Can you picture yourself twenty years from now? If you’re like most people, you find this to be a difficult task. Maybe you can envision this summer’s vacation, or next year’s move to a new home, but 2037 seems like a...

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

With the first quarter of 2017 now behind us, we have seen the three major indexes all gain more than 4.5% so far this year.[1] In fact, the NASDAQ just experienced its best quarter since 2013 due to tech stocks driving growth.[2]...

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We’re all celebrating the arrival of spring, and many of you are probably feeling the urge to do some spring cleaning. But clutter has a tendency to invade every area of your life, from closets, to your desk, to that weird drawer...

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Last week, all four of the indexes we discuss in these market updates saw their performance stumble. The S&P 500 lost 1.44%, the Dow was down 1.52%, the NASDAQ gave back 1.22%, and the MSCI EAFE declined 0.07%.[1] On Tuesday, March 21...

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You hear the mantra all the time: Save all you can for retirement! But what if you don't have much left over after the mortgage payment, medical bills, and necessary purchases? You're stashing as much as you can, but you wish you could...

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

For the fifth time in six weeks, domestic stock indexes ended last week in positive territory. The S&P 500 gained 0.24%, the NASDAQ added 0.67%, and the Dow eked out a 0.06% increase.[1] International equities in the MSCI EAFE grew by...

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Since Social Security was first created in 1935, the program has provided retirees with a valuable source of supplemental retirement income. Anyone who works and pays taxes should care about the future of Social Security, and staying...

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

After at least four consecutive weeks of growth, the three major domestic indexes all lost ground this week. The S&P 500 was down 0.44%, the Dow lost 0.49%, and the NASDAQ declined 0.15%.[1] Meanwhile, international stocks in the MSCI...

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

We always say that you have to “pay yourself first” because you are your only way of funding retirement! And that's still true... mostly. Yes, you're responsible for setting aside money in a qualified retirement fund,...

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, the three major domestic indexes all had their best performance in 2017 and reached record highs yet again.[1] In fact, the S&P 500 hit 2,400 for the first time ever on the same day the Dow went above 21,000 for...

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Choosing a target retirement date is an integral part of retirement planning. Taking this step will help you to estimate how much you need to save for the future, as well as helping you estimate your future budget. Some people can't...

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Once again, domestic markets reached record highs last week. The S&P 500 was up by 0.69% and the NASDAQ increased by 0.12%.[1] With its 0.96% week-over-week growth, the Dow has posted gains for 11 straight days and is currently...

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Are you dreaming of a retirement on a tropical island? Or would you prefer to stay closer to home? While an exotic retirement location sounds nice, most retirees actually report a desire to stay in their current communities....

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another week, another round of record highs. Despite concerns about how France's upcoming presidential election could affect the European Union's stability, U.S. stocks ended the week up yet again.[1] The S&P 500 gained 1.51%, the Dow...

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

No one enjoys tax season, and that’s why many of us rush through our returns. But hold up! Not only can mistakes cost you time and money down the road; you could also be overlooking ways to reduce your income tax liability in...

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

The political world has presented many topics of conversation lately. But one discussion has been relatively quiet: tax reform. Last week, however, the president announced that a "phenomenal" tax plan is forthcoming, and domestic...

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You know that sound budgeting and spending habits will significantly impact your future. So will proper tax planning, investment decisions, and working with a skilled financial planner. But there’s one more component of a health...

 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Political headlines continued to fill the news last week, and while domestic markets declined during mid-week trading, they rebounded on Friday, February 3.[1] Overall, the week showed only modest movement, as the S&P 500 added 0.12%,...

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Retirement planning often revolves around saving money in your qualified account. Then, as you transition into retirement, you begin to focus more on budgeting that money so that it lasts for the rest of your life. But there’s...

 

Monday, January 30, 2017

After a brief pause during inauguration week, stocks continued to climb last week. The S&P 500 added 1.03%, the NASDAQ was up 1.90%, and the MSCI EAFE increased by 1.29%.[1] The Dow also grew, adding 1.34%, ending the week above while...

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Retirement should be the time of your life. After all, you’re finally free of your commute, your boss, your work schedule, and the strain of balancing a career with your personal life. But for some people, retirement can come...

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

A new presidential era began last Friday with Donald Trump's inauguration, and the market reaction was far more restrained than its response to his election. For weeks after the presidential election, we saw markets defy expectations...

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

What are your retirement dreams? For some, the goal is to move to a sunny, tropical location and spend days on the golf course and nights in fine restaurants. For others, it is simply to retire comfortably and without debt. Everyone...

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

As we look back on markets last week, we see mixed results, with none of the major domestic indexes gaining or losing more than 1%.[1] The S&P 500 was down 0.10% for the week, and the Dow gave back 0.39%, once again failing to reach...

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

When your parents or grandparents retired, they probably accessed a pension through their former employer. That income, along with Social Security and any savings they might have accumulated, helped them cover the cost of living over...

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

The first trading week of 2017 is over, and during this time, all three major domestic indexes hit record highs. The DOW reached 19,999.63 in intra-day trading on Friday, January 6 - just 0.37 away from achieving 20,000 for the first...

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Looking back on the final trading week of a very eventful year, we saw low volume and a break from the recent rallies for domestic indexes. While international stocks in the MSCI EAFE added 0.56%, all major U.S. indexes declined.[1]...

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

For about a decade now, interest rates have remained at historically low levels. However, in response to signs of economic recovery, the Fed has issued a pair of interest rate hikes. The first was in December 2015, and the second...

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In the last full trading week of 2016, domestic markets were relatively quiet, with many people out of the office for the holidays. Nonetheless, all three major domestic indexes ended the week in positive territory. The S&P 500 was up...

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Most of us are always interested in learning new ways to save money, but then these tasks keep sliding down to the bottoms of our to-do lists. That's because a lot of tasks, such as winterizing your home, can take a significant amount...

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last week was mixed for the markets, as the Dow increased by 0.44%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.06%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.13%, and the MSCI EAFE gave back 0.55%.[1] We also saw a variety of data released, giving a similarly mixed view of...

 

Monday, December 12, 2016

On Friday, December 9, all three major U.S. stock indexes ended at record highs. For the first time in five years, they each posted gains every day of the trading week.[1] The S&P 500 was up 3.08%, the Dow added 3.06%, and NASDAQ...

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It often feels difficult to stay on a budget, and that can make saving for retirement seem impossible. But in reality, most of us are wasting quite a bit of money every day. You probably just don't think about it much, because some of...

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

After a three-week run where all major U.S. indexes posted significant gains, we saw more mixed results last week. The Dow was up 0.10%, but the S&P 500 lost 0.97% and the NASDAQ was down 2.65%. The MSCI EAFE's measure of...

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tis the season for shopping and great deals... but if you aren't careful, it could also be the season of a tanked credit score and long-lasting consequences. Every year, many of us fall victim to the temptation to overspend, and we end...

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

During a week while many were thankful, the markets gave us much to be thankful for. Through the four-day trading week, the S&P 500 was up 1.44%, the Dow gained 1.51%, the NASDAQ added 1.45%, and the MSCI EAFE increased 1.26%.[1] What...

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

News reporters and social media posts frequently mention the “one percent”. It is true that one percent of people now own half of the world’s wealth! When you read stats like these, it might make you wonder if these...

 

Monday, November 21, 2016

For the second straight week, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory: The S&P 500 was up 0.81%, the Dow increased 0.11%, and the NASDAQ added 1.61%.[1] While American indexes performed well, MSCI EAFE's...

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

According to many reports, Americans are feeling uneasy about retirement. Longer life spans, rising healthcare costs, and a sluggish economy have sparked worries for many of you. The good news is that projections show our economy is...

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Last Tuesday, many Americans watched in great surprise as Donald Trump won the presidential election. Just that day, the New York Times had placed Hillary Clinton's odds of winning at 85%,[1] based on a range of state and national...

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Did you set a retirement goal years ago, perhaps by establishing regular contributions to an employer-sponsored plan? Perhaps you’ve since watched your parents retire easily, and you assume that it will go just as smoothly for...

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How’s your debt load? With American households currently owing 12.25 trillion dollars, chances are good that you’re holding some debt of your own. Mortgages account for nearly 70 percent of that amount, and student loans...

 

Monday, November 7, 2016

We're in the middle of an interesting moment for the markets, where short-term volatility and uncertainty might lead you to believe that the economy is faltering. After all, the major stock indexes lost ground this week, with the S&P...

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

As if understanding all of the rules and procedures for claiming your Social Security benefits isn't difficult enough, policymakers continually tweak the system and change things! They're doing this to improve the program, of course,...

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

At first glance, last week's headlines may lead you to think that the markets are fluctuating more than they actually are. Yes, Hillary Clinton's emails are in the news again (more on that below), but despite that surprise, the major...

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

After a two-week losing streak, U.S. indexes ended in positive territory across the board. The S&P 500 increased by 0.38%, the Dow was up 0.04%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.83%. The MSCI EAFE, a measure of international developed nations'...

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's not even Halloween yet, but already the stores are rolling out the Christmas decorations! You might already be selecting a Thanksgiving menu, planning your Black Friday shopping trips, and even thinking about holiday gifts. The...

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Though stocks rose Friday after statements from Federal Reserve officials, the major indexes ended the week lower amid choppy trading. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.96%, the Dow fell 0.56%, the NASDAQ dropped 1.48%, and the MSCI...

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Financial worries are a significant source of stress for many people. As we know, many Americans are deep in debt, and money problems are cited as a leading cause in divorces. Occasionally, financial stress even drives us to depression...

 

Monday, October 10, 2016

After a volatile September, stocks ended the third quarter of 2016 resoundingly in the black. In the third quarter, the S&P 500 gained 3.31%, the Dow grew 2.11%, the NASDAQ added 9.69%, and the MSCI EAFE gained 5.80%.[1] What drove...

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What do you do, when your car begins to make a funny noise? If you're like most people, you take it straight to a certified mechanic. After all, your car is a pretty big investment, as well as a safety concern, and you aren't taking...

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Though the final week of the third quarter ended positively for the major indexes, stocks took a rocky path to get there. A presidential debate, surging oil prices, and concerns about a global bank all took their toll on the market...

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A while back, we wrote about the predicted lack of a Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2017. At the time, the inflation rate was flat. Because COLA is based upon inflation rates as reported by the Consumer Price...

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Stocks rallied again last week after the Federal Reserve voted not to raise interest rates this month. While few expected the Fed to act last week, official statements suggest the path to higher rates looks clearer. For the week, the...

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

If you read financial blogs on a regular basis, you’re likely to see one key piece of advice over and over: You must discuss finances (retirement in particular) with your partner, yet many people still ignore this topic. You...

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Volatility picked up last week due to pressures from lower oil prices and speculation about the timing of the Federal Reserve's next rate hike. This summer has been historically calm for markets, leading markets to trade without big...

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

If you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you’ve started thinking about retirement. Unfortunately, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 2 in 10 American workers report feeling “very...

 

Monday, September 12, 2016

After trading flat for most of the week, stocks broadly sank Friday on fears of a future rate hike. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 2.39%, the Dow fell 2.20%, the NASDAQ dropped 2.36%, and the MSCI EAFE lost 0.16%.[1] Monetary policy...

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Once upon a time, Americans prepared for a retirement that would last about ten years or so. They knew that long-term nursing care might become necessary at some point, and a nursing home was viewed as a possible necessity at some...

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

After losing steam the previous week, stocks rose last week as investors cheered a weak jobs report and the declining probability of a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.50%, the...

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

An overseas retirement may have once sounded like a pipe dream, but it is becoming a reality for many Americans. Due to the low cost of living in many countries, and the ease of modern travel, more of us are finding an overseas...

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

After rallying for weeks, the major indexes fell last week ahead of key remarks by Federal Reserve officials and turbulence in money markets.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.68%, the Dow fell 0.85%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.37%, while...

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

If you’ve entered the final stretch of your career, you probably can’t wait to retire. We can’t blame you for feeling anxious, but retirement represents a major life change and an enormous financial decision. Since...

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The S&P 500 and Dow ended last week slightly lower, but the NASDAQ posted an eighth straight week of gains for the first time since 2010.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow fell 0.13%, the NASDAQ gained 0.10%,and the...

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Stocks ended last week mostly flat, falling slightly on Friday after the major U.S. indexes set new record highs on Thursday on positive earnings surprises. The NASDAQ also notched a seventh week of gains, its longest winning streak...

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

You hear the same mantra over and over: Save as much as you can for retirement! It’s true that you really cannot save too much money for the future. However, saving isn’t the only important factor in retirement planning....

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stocks bounced last week, ending sharply higher after a better-than-expected jobs report. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.43%, the Dow rose 0.60%, the NASDAQ added 1.14%, but the MSCI EAFE lost 1.41%.[1] Among last week's major...

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Last fall, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which made many significant changes to Social Security regulations. One of those changes was the closing of the file-and-suspend filing status, which was basically a...

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

For many of our clients, their number one question is: When I can finally retire? We certainly can't blame you for wanting to trade in your desk for a sailboat (or golf cart, or lounge chair on the beach). But of course, there is no...

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stocks broke their four-week winning streak, closing mixed after the release of a surprisingly low estimate of second-quarter economic growth. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.07%, the Dow fell 0.75%, the NASDAQ grew 1.22%, and the...

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Are you a senior citizen, living on a fixed income? Or are you planning to retire in a few years? In either case, you might be carefully watching the state of Social Security. Issues such as the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA)...

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Have you ever considered what would happen to you, in the event that you become unable to care for yourself? We are all subject to the risks of car accident, strokes, dementia, and serious illnesses, and the fallout can cost us both or...

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stocks ended a fourth straight week of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to another record high.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow grew 0.29%, the NASDAQ added 1.40%, and the MSCI EAFE closed flat.[2] Second-quarter...

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's an election year, and you know what that means: Debates, disagreements, and awkward Thanksgiving dinners! All joking aside, during an election year we do tend to hear a lot more about the problems we face as a nation, as...