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Financial Crisis Rising From The Ashes

Born Out Of The Ashes Of The Financial Crisis

As of August 21, the ​longest-running S&P 500 rally​ (by some counts) was born out of “the ashes of the financial crisis.” Then came mid-September – ten years since the beginning of the

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Objective Advice From Fee Only Advisors

Understanding How Fee Only Advisors Work [Infographic]

The vast majority of employees of banks, brokerage firms, and insurance companies charge a management fee part of the time and are commissioned salespeople at other times. These brokers call themselves

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Financial Anxiety

10 Steps to Easing Financial Anxiety During Major Life Changes

Life happens and, sometimes, it can be incredibly worrisome from a financial standpoint. You’ve struggled through a divorce. Perhaps you’ve faced a life-threatening illness. And, you look at your bank

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Despite Distractions, Economic Data Boomed Last Week

As the madness of Washington rolls on the S&P 500 attempts to climb the proverbial wall of worry to resume its nearly 10-year run!

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Protect Yourself Against Spearphishing

The Russian conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign relied on a common scam called “spearphishing.”

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A Little Mid-Year Food For Thought

What’s Next in 2018? The 2018 second quarter has come and gone, along with the usual mixed bag of “what next?” news. There were the typical ugly players such as potential trade wars and rising

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Signal To Noise Ratio Of U.S. Economy Is An Anomaly

Signals of economic strength are about as strong as they ever get, but so is the background noise.

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Is Current Economic Growth Sustainable?

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in May, as low as it’s been since 2000, and the economy added 223,000 new jobs, more than the 190,000 expected.

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Models, Uncertainty, and the Importance of Trust

Models are approximations of the world. They are simplifications of reality. Models can be useful for gaining insights that help us make good decisions. But they can also be dangerous if someone is overconfident

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Fed Shatters Conventional Economic Wisdom

Conventional economic wisdom holds that the record-low unemployment rate will cause employers to bid up wages, which then will be passed through to consumers in the form of higher prices, triggering rising

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