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Tech Trends

June 11, 2019 |

There are different formulas for launching highly successful companies. First, create a product that solves a problem that no one knew they had — for instance, how online search engines...

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Retirement: Savings and Financial Health

June 4, 2019 |

As many baby boomers near retirement, some new facts are coming into focus. According to the latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on retirement security, 29 percent of households aged...

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Real Estate Investing

May 28, 2019 |

Investing in real estate can be an option to help diversify a portfolio because the market isn’t directly correlated with stock and bond markets. You don’t have to buy properties...

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We Had a Strong Q1 2019; What’s the Outlook for the Rest of the Year?

May 21, 2019 |

The first quarter of 2019 proved to be a strong one. The S&P 500 posted a 13.1% gain (the highest quarterly gain since 2009), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

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Companies Creating Vertical Investing Opportunities, Others Investing in Communities

May 14, 2019 |

There is a new trend toward investing in American initiatives that aligns with the president’s focus on making the country great. Initiatives are cropping up to help create the potential...

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Bull Market Turns 10

May 7, 2019 |

March 9, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the current bull market, the longest-running in U.S. history. In that decade, the market more than quadrupled, and when you factor in...

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IRA Refresher

April 23, 2019 |

In 2019, the IRS increased the limit on annual individual retirement account contributions to $6,000 from $5,500. The catch-up contribution for people ages 50 and up remained the same at...

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Insights from the “Oracle of Omaha”

April 18, 2019 |

In his 2018 Berkshire Hathaway annual report, published in February, renowned investor Warren Buffett reiterated the holding company’s objective to purchase well-managed businesses with positive and sustainable economic characteristics –...

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Tax Tips: Look ahead while looking back at 2018

April 9, 2019 |

If you didn’t adjust your tax withholding in early 2018, you might be in for a surprise when completing your tax return this year. A lot of people opted for...

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Don’t Leave Your Long-Term Care Plan to Chance

March 25, 2019 |

According to new research from Genworth, one of the nation’s leading long-term care insurance companies, Americans are both entering caregiver roles and requiring care at younger ages. Among the study’s...

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Importance of Airline Industry Continues Ascent

March 19, 2019 |

After all the inconvenience it caused nationwide, it appears the main impetus for ending the federal government shutdown in January was its impact on air travel. On Jan. 25, the...

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Annuity Strategies That Keep the Income Flowing in Retirement

March 12, 2019 |

More than 90 percent of American workers in their 50s don’t have a pension and 46 percent don’t participate in an IRA or 401(k) at work. A recent study found...

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2019 Market Prognostications: What the Experts Say

February 26, 2019 |

By the end of 2018, not one of the eight asset categories tracked by Ned Davis Research was on track to post a return greater than 5 percent. Since it’s...

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Responsible Investing Options Keep Sprouting

February 19, 2019 |

Nearly $23 trillion of assets worldwide are managed using responsible investing (RI) strategies, a 25 percent increase since 2014, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. New funds focused on...

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Pros and Cons of Municipal Bonds

February 12, 2019 |

U.S. stock markets were enjoying an eighth consecutive year of a bull market until volatility toward the end of 2018 erased all of the past year’s gains.1 In times like...

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Stability Grows for Emerging Markets

February 5, 2019 |

Thirty years ago, developed markets were seen as much more stable than smaller, emerging countries. But as political division and uncertainty permeates the West, the differences have faded, and emerging...

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Decreasing Benefits Contribute to Retiree Bankruptcy

January 29, 2019 |

For most of the 20th century, it was common for employers and unions to sponsor health care insurance for retired workers, which helped pay for some or all of Medicare’s...

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Stock Buybacks Explained

January 22, 2019 |

When the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the hope was companies would spend their influx of money on...

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News Around the Internet

January 15, 2019 |

Where there is internet, is there more prosperity? Generally speaking, yes. It costs much more to lay fiber to outlying communities than it does in larger metropolitan areas, which may...

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China’s Growing Economy

January 8, 2019 |

General Motors recently announced the pending closure of three U.S. assembly plants and the discontinuation of six cars made at those plants. While large sedans are no longer big sellers...

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