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Quote Of The Week: How COVID Taught Us To Stay Invested

The Wall Street Journal compiled 15 personal finance lessons we can learn from 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s one about the importance of staying invested, even when the market gets rocky. That is advice worth reviewing now as many market indexes are  reaching new highs. While that needn’t mean a pullback is imminent (if […]

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Quote Of The Week: Thanksgiving Gratitude

“I count my blessings far more than I count my money.” — Dolly Parton Dolly Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia and has become a beloved country music icon, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, founding the theme park Dollywood in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.  Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started Imagination […]

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Florida Cities Ranked Best Places To Retire

With only 24 percent of working Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement, picking the right place to retire becomes vitally important. For retirees, the ideal city has to offer good weather, lots to do, and access to good health-care, especially in light of the COVID crisis. […]

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How Did Americans Spend Their Stimulus Checks? You May Be Surprised To Learn

Millions of Americans received stimulus payments of up to $1,200 each to combat the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, researchers checked in with them to ask how they spent the funds. The answers might surprise you, according to financial journalist Kimberly Lankford writing for US News and World Report. The bottom line? Researchers […]

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It’s Not Your Imagination. Pandemic Work Days ARE Getting Longer

Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, far away from the potential perils of the daily commute on public transit or sharing a workplace with others. But there is a downside to working from home. If it feels like the workday is getting longer, it’s […]

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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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Mercer Advisors Named To Elite Advisor List

Financial Times has named Mercer Advisors to their elite group of Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors once again! The list singles out Registered Investment Advisors with more than $300 million of client assets under management based on their expertise, credentials and client service. Clients need in-depth and tailored advice more than ever, says the Financial Times, as […]

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College Refund Due To COVID-19? Here’s How To Handle It

Your college student may have received a refund for tuition, fees, room and board, or other qualified higher education expenses due to COVID-19. If you withdrew funds from your student’s 529 account to pay the expenses, you may be able to deposit the refund back to the 529 account. To put the funds back into the […]

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Quote Of The Week: What Low Interest Rates Mean For You

The Federal Reserve has pushed interest rates to new lows to fight COVID-19. How do these historically low rates affect your wallet? “Good news, bad news. Borrowers will benefit from the low-rate environment. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is likely to remain below 4% for the foreseeable future. Auto, home-equity and other consumer loan rates will […]

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When Grown Kids Return To The Nest: Practical Parenting During The Pandemic

Sheltering-at-home has been tough on many people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are lonely, some are bored, many miss seeing their grandkids, and more than a few have their hands full juggling work, childcare, medical concerns, and financial stress. That’s why I consider myself one of the lucky ones. For the last few years I’ve […]

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