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Quote Of The Week: Still Stockpiling After All These Years

“Retailers and analysts predicted that the bulk buying in the early days of the pandemic, when supplies of many goods were constrained, would subside once people returned to work, stores were able to restock and vaccinations became widespread. Instead, Americans continue to stockpile food and household goods.” Lisa Bannon, “Two Years Into Pandemic, Shoppers Are Still Hoarding,” […]

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Quote Of The Week: Inflation Is Everywhere

“Inflation can have a real impact. When you think about the cost increases we’re seeing today, it absolutely is hitting the pocketbooks of Americans. You can see it at the grocery store. You can see it at the gas pump. It is everywhere.” Todd Giesing, Secure Retirement Institute, Investment News, January 24, 2022  

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Quote Of The Week: Keep The Sound Turned Off

“If you must watch CNBC or other financial television, watch it with the sound turned off.” Jason Zweig, “The Best Investment for This Coming Crazy Year,” The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2022 What’s the secret to successful investing? Financial columnist Jason Zweig says what’s needed to invest successfully in 2022 is the discipline to stay […]

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Quote Of The Week: Don’t Rush To Claim Social Security Out Of Fear

“At a time when more Americans rely on Social Security than at any other time in the program’s 86-year history, political brinkmanship and alarmist headlines are undermining public faith in the nation’s bedrock retirement system. Those concerns are tempting some people to grab their benefits as soon as they can.” “But claiming Social Security benefits early out […]

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Quote Of The Week: Is The S&P 500 Index Giving You The Diversification You Need?

“Like most indexes, the S&P 500 is weighted by capitalization: The bigger the market cap a company has, the more its influence on the performance of the index. Any cap-weighted index fund is a heavy bet on larger companies. Lately, that bet has become extremely heavy because a few stocks have become gigantic. All by themselves, Alphabet (GOOGL), […]

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Quote Of The Week: Explaining The Impact Of Inflation To Clients

“By failing to adequately explain how inflation, compounded over time, significantly reduces spending power, we leave people vulnerable to the false assumption that the income they have today will still be adequate in 10 or 20 years. This is especially dangerous for people living on fixed incomes.” Sarah Newcomb, behavioral economist at Morningstar, “Explaining inflation […]

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Quote Of The Week: Why You Need To Talk To Your Daughters About Money

In recognition of International Women’s Day March 8, 2021, women everywhere are encouraged to educate themselves about investing so they can close the earnings and wealth gap between men and women. A better understanding of personal finance will help women provide financially for themselves and their families. Women can also do their share to bring […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Risk Of Surrendering To Cash

“While it might feel safer going to cash when markets are volatile, cash positions don’t work like they used to. If you went to cash during the 1987 stock-market crash, you were still making 4.75% to 5.5% interest. If you had gone to cash in the dot-com crash you were making around the same—3.5% to […]

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Quote Of The Week: When Helping The Kids Digs You Into A Hole

Are you worried about carrying too much debt as you near retirement? That’s a common concern of many Americans. Beware of digging yourself into a hole with credit card debt, especially when that debt results from helping adult children enjoy a lifestyle they (and you!) really can’t afford. Here’s what credit experts say: “Older consumers […]

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Quote Of The Week: Women Save, Men Invest

“An adage in the financial sector goes that women save and men invest – and this still rings true. It seems that even women who have money to put aside tend to squirrel it away rather than try to grow it” Hilary Osborne, “Why women need to stop saving their cash – and start investing,” The […]

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