Skip to content

Legacy Financial Partners

Blog

icon-divider

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Why Global Intellectual Property Laws Matter

January 2, 2019 |

What’s the secret to Col. Sanders’ recipe for fried chicken? Is the reason Coca-Cola tastes different from Pepsi based on a formula locked up in a vault at corporate headquarters?...

Read More

Health Care Roundup

December 26, 2018 |

By now, most of us know to check with our health insurance company to make sure our physician or specialist referral is covered by our health care plan and within...

Read More

2018 Tax News

December 18, 2018 |

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reduced federal income tax liability for some, but not all, Americans. Wealthy residents of California, New York and other high-tax states could...

Read More

Trade Agreement Updates

December 13, 2018 |

In the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), among gains for the United States is a new provision negotiated with Mexico related...

Read More

The New Space Race

December 12, 2018 |

Space: The final frontier. Or is it? The U.S. is again taking a serious look at space exploration, but there are many factors to consider. President Trump last summer called...

Read More

Interest Rate Watch

December 11, 2018 |

In late September, the Federal Reserve raised its key short-term interest rate to 2.25 percent from 2.0 percent, in its third increase of the year.1 The good news is that...

Read More

Economic Indicators

December 10, 2018 |

Newton’s laws of motion and gravity are often applied to economics and the stock market. What goes up, must come down. While this generally explains a natural path of the...

Read More

Pension vs. 401(k)

December 7, 2018 |

Given a choice, which would you choose: a guaranteed fixed income for the rest of your life, or a lump sum that you could invest? As it turns out, lots...

Read More

Are We in a Corporate Debt Bubble?

December 6, 2018 |

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Great Recession of 2008. Despite a painfully slow recovery, U.S. economic growth has been sustainable. The stock and bond markets continue to perform...

Read More

Real Estate Update

December 5, 2018 |

What a difference a decade makes. After the real estate debacle of the Great Recession, home prices are now near record highs in many markets with mortgage default and foreclosure...

Read More

Annuity Strategies

December 4, 2018 |

In a 2017 Nationwide Retirement Institute survey, financial advisors revealed some of the primary concerns of today’s pre-retirees, including maintaining their current lifestyle during retirement. These people also are less...

Read More

How Market Moves Affect Investor Decisions

December 3, 2018 |

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently explored how continued low returns can influence saving, investing and retirement behaviors. According to the report, diminished returns tend to motivate people to...

Read More

Sustainable Investing Goes Mainstream

November 30, 2018 |

Invest in what you know is a common piece of investment wisdom. In the past, that advice has most likely referenced your favorite soda or retail store. Today, however, more...

Read More

Retirement Readiness

November 29, 2018 |

The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council recently published a report that included a scoring mechanism for how “retirement ready” Americans are based on job status. “White-collar workers” rated just below 50...

Read More

When to Pivot?

October 26, 2018 |

The first half of 2018 went well in terms of market performance and economic growth. In fact, the second longest-running bull market in U.S. stock market history managed to weather...

Read More

Trade Wars

September 7, 2018 |

There’s a never-ending stream of political news these days, but the stock market has remained relatively resilient. The market successfully weathered potential distractions that may have been detrimental in previous...

Read More

Past Articles

icon-divider

Ready to take
The Next Step?

For more information about any of the products and services listed here, schedule a meeting today or register to attend a seminar.

Or give us a call at 561.683.3000

Call Now Button