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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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Stock Market Trending Toward New Highs? Or Ready To Crash? What Valuations Can’t Tell You

How many times have you heard someone say they were hesitant to invest in the stock market because “prices were too high,” or price/earnings ratios were above average levels? It’s not uncommon to hear opinions like that, as investors struggle to make sense of the market and draw conclusions about its future direction. Unfortunately, while […]

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Hurry! You Still Have Time To Contribute To Your IRA For 2018

The clock is ticking but you still have time to contribute to your Roth or Traditional IRA and have it count for 2018. You can check out our IRA tips from an interview we did with Yahoo Finance. A quick recap: the contribution limits for 2018 are $5,500 if you were under age 50 and $6,500 […]

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Quote Of The Week: When An Exchange Traded Fund May Not Be The Right Choice

“Ninety-nine percent of ETFs out there are garbage—marketing hype. They are products meant to be sold, not bought. Maybe a handful or two are worth considering. The rest are hype.” Larry Swedroe, Director of Research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth, with over $13.7 billion in assets under management (AUM), in an interview with Wealth Management magazine, January 10, […]

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In Your 20s? 30s? 40s? 50s? Here’s How To Retire A Millionaire

Want to live a stress-free life with $1 million or more in the bank? It’s certainly possible. We spoke with financial reporter Hillary Hoffower of Business Insider to share what to do right, and what not to do wrong, at every decade of your life, so you can stay on the fast track to banking […]

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Did Your 401(k) Take A Beating In 2018?

Across America, many workers got an unpleasant surprise as they opened their December 401(k) statements. Instead of going up, their investments took a dive. Even those who invested in fairly conservative 2025 target date funds, designed for workers nearing retirement, found their accounts looked battered after December’s bruising market shakedown. “Stocks and bonds, both domestic and […]

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Confused About Brexit? Aren’t We All?

We’ve been living with news stories about “Brexit” for over two years now, but who really understands what’s going on? There have been negotiations, deals, votes of no confidence, more deals, declarations and so forth and so on, all resulting so far in … nothing. But make no mistake. The clock is indeed ticking. On […]

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Quote Of The Week: The Year That Nothing Worked

  “If 2017 was the year that everything worked then 2018 was the year that nothing worked.” Ben Carlson CFA, A Wealth Of Common Sense blog, January 8, 2019 Asset allocation “quilt” charts, like the one here put together by investment blogger Ben Carlson, can help us make sense of the markets. This chart shows […]

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5 Reasons Investors Should Be Happy About Higher Interest Rates

#1. Despite all the hype and panic, interest rates are really not far from where they were 1 year ago. You’re probably sick of all the drama about the Fed and higher rates. That’s all we’ve heard about this year. But guess what? Rates aren’t much higher than they were a year ago. On December […]

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Grinch Steal The Bull Market? How Proper Planning Can Help You Beat Market Anxiety

It was the most dismal December in the market for many a decade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 650 points on a very Grinch-like Christmas Eve, while the S&P 500 dropped to just short of bear market territory, almost 20 percent below the peak levels set earlier in the year. The grim […]

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