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Quote Of The Week: How An Emergency Fund Can Boost Your Financial Confidence

“An emergency fund can boost peace of mind and financial confidence in long-term goals. In a report conducted by AARP, people with emergency funds felt 2.5 times more confident in their ability to achieve their financial goals than those who did not.” Christine Benz, “What the Coronavirus Means for the Future of Financial Planning,” Morningstar, October 13, […]

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Quote Of The Week: Where To Get Help Managing Your Retirement Money

Many people approaching or in retirement feel they need help managing their nest egg so it lasts throughout their entire retirement. Here’s a great Q&A with financial columnist Linda Stern (AskLinda@aarp.org) from this month’s AARP Bulletin, explaining why it’s so important to rely on a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional who is a fiduciary.   Question: […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Coming Childcare Crisis

“There are upward of 45 million working parents with children under 18, and most of them are in jobs that can’t be done from home. Without in-person school, many parents will be forced to choose between working and supervising and caring for their children. Many will choose the latter.” Justin Lahart, “Beware of Complacency on […]

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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: Amazing Advances In Life Expectancies

“Four million years of evolution extended average life expectancies by 11 years.  But over the last 120 years alone, we’ve extended life expectancies on this planet by an additional 40 to 42 years.  We sometimes forget that 50% or more of all economic growth in the world can be attributed to public health and medical […]

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Quote Of The Week: Cash May Be King, But It Isn’t Earning Anything

“Over the past two months, households have understandably wanted to boost their cash holdings to wait out the unprecedented volatility of the first quarter and the fear of lost wages.” “But while holding cash can be reassuring for households needing to meet short-term obligations, it can be detrimental to investment portfolios when it isn’t earning anything. And with […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 – “A Perfect Mother”

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Quote: Women Need To Look Squarely At What The Financial Future Holds

“Women themselves must take responsibility for looking squarely at what may be in store for their later years. We have worked with women who assumed, but did not verify, that they would be OK in retirement, only to find that an insurance policy was canceled, a beneficiary designation was changed, or there was more debt […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Fastest Bear Market Ever

“Historically, it takes an average of eight months to enter a bear market. This time it took less than one month—the fastest ever.” Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA,Chief Global Investment Strategist – Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., “Who fueled the fastest bear market ever?,” March 16, 2020  

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Quote Of The Week: Don’t Give Up On Financial Literacy

“The U.S. ranks 14th in the world when it comes to financial literacy, with just 57% of adults being able to pass a basic financial literacy test.” “What financial advisers must remember is that the vast majority of people need help with the absolute basics of personal finance — bill paying, budgeting, saving, setting aside […]

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