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Too Big? Too Small? How To Find The House That’s Just Right

In the market for a new home? How do you know what size home is right for you? Too small, and you have to worry about feeling cramped and out-growing your new digs too quickly. Too big, and you’ll be  paying for space you don’t need, not to mention feeling lost in a maze of […]

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Is Too Much Tech Putting Your Index Funds In Peril?

It’s happening again. If you’ve been investing long enough, you’ll remember that stock index funds loaded up with tech stocks just before the 1999 tech wreck, and piled on an extra helping of bank and financial stocks in advance of the 2008 financial meltdown. Market-weighted index funds are popular with investors, but they have an […]

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Service Members Get Mortgage Boost From VA Loans

If you are a current or former service member, you’ll want to check out this article on VA loans by Robyn A. Friedman for The Wall Street Journal. “Some VA loans require no money down, have no mortgage-insurance payments and can have lower interest rates and closing costs than conventional mortgages,” says Friedman. It’s a […]

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When 4 Stocks Are Propelling The Market

Thrilled with the S&P 500’s rise? Some people may find what’s behind those gains to be somewhat worrisome. The Wall Street Journal’s Justin Lahart points out that four stocks – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook – contributed almost one-third of the S&P’s gains for the year. The other 496 stocks making up the index were left behind, and “most S&P sectors […]

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