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Are You Better Off Than 10 Years Ago ?

The progress of humanity moves inexorably slowly, but there is irrefutable evidence that Americans are better off than they were 10 years ago — about 20% better off.

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Charitable Giving Under New Tax Laws

An Overview of Sensible Strategies Now that the 2017 tax season is a wrap for most Americans, it’s time to start contemplating how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact your current and future

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Lost In The Wild Headlines – A U.S. Economic Boom

Amid scandalous headlines about the President, a military strike against Syrian chemical weapons compounds, and a growing risk of a U.S.-China trade war, the torrent of major breaking news makes it easier

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Market Volatility Returns After A Long Respite

If you were a member of the popular press, you’d probably be happy with 2018’s first quarter performance. At last – some volatility-fueling news in early February, with plenty of enticing “largest,”

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You, Your Financial Well-Being and the Federal Reserve

After nearly a decade of leaving the federal funds rate at zero percent, the time finally came on December 16, 2015: The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent. Because

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Recent Market Volatility

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. From February 1–5, the US market (as

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The Current Market Decline in Context

If you have been following our blog articles, you might already be able to guess what our take is on the current market news: Unless your personal goals have changed, stay the course according to your

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As Goes January, So Goes the Year?

As investors ring in the new year, some may see the occasional headline about the “January Indicator” or “January Barometer.” This theory suggests that the price movement of the S&P 500 during

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Ten Financial Best Practices to Jump-Start Your New Year

Happy Holidays! As we wrap up the current year, one of the best presents you can bestow on yourself and your loved ones is the gift of proper preparation. Want to get a jump-start on 2018? Here are 10

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Cryptocurrency: What’s It All About?

Odds are, you hadn’t even heard the term until recently. Now, it seems as if everybody and their cousin are getting in on it. Psychologists have assigned a term to the angst you might be feeling in the

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