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April 8, 2019

Can You Survive a Rainy Day in Retirement?

Everyone is familiar with the popular saying “April showers bring May flowers.” The arrival of spring also means the arrival of rainy weather. While rainy days are never fun, they…

March 22, 2019

Do NCAA Tournament Winners Predict Market Returns?

If you’re a college basketball fan, this is your favorite time of year. March Madness is in full swing. That means a full schedule of games every weekend, buzzer-beating finishes…

March 7, 2019

4 Tax Tips to Consider for 2019

The deadline for filing your 2018 tax return is right around the corner. Have you filed your return yet? If so, were you satisfied with the outcome? Or were you…

February 25, 2019

Is the Downturn Threatening Your Retirement? 3 Tools to Protect Your Nest Egg

Worried about the direction the financial markets have taken over the past few months? You’re not alone. After nine consecutive years of growth, the markets ended 2018 on a down…

February 8, 2019

Volatility on Valentine’s Day: How Couples Can Overcome Disagreements About Investment Risk

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day for romance and reconnection. For many couples, however, this time of year could be marked by disagreements about money. Nearly half of…

January 28, 2019

What Do January’s Market Returns Mean for the Rest of the Year?

It’s that time again. A new year is here, which means a volatile 2018 is in the rearview mirror. The markets suffered a steep drop at the end of last…

January 22, 2019

What Can You Expect From the New Tax Law in 2019?

A new year is here, and with it comes a flood of year-end tax documents like W-2s, 1099s and others. Before you know it, the April 15 tax filing deadline…

December 19, 2018

What Should You Expect From a Financial Professional?

Do you work with a financial professional? Or are you considering a new relationship with one? A financial professional can be a valuable addition to your planning and strategy, providing…

December 7, 2018

Thinking Early Inheritance? 3 Tips to Consider

Thinking about giving your children or grandchildren an early inheritance? You’re not alone. A recent Merrill Lynch study of people age 50 and older found that 60 percent would prefer…

November 20, 2018

Rising Interest Rates and What They Mean for Your Retirement

For the first time in nearly a decade, interest rates are on the rise. The Federal Open Market Committee has raised the federal funds rate three times this year, with…