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Second Quarter Market Wrap-up from John Slavic

7/23/21 3:02 PM

This week, the market initially swooned as fears of an upsurge in the COVID-19 variant “Delta” threatened a renewal of shutdowns in various parts of the country. The market fell sharply on Monday, but then spent most of the week regaining lost ground, ultimately turning positive as the market found its footing. This week, several key companies reported earnings, many of which reported better than expected results. Today, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ sit at record highs in inter-day trading.

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Financial Planning

Saving for College 101

7/22/21 12:00 PM

For many, going to college means increased opportunity, specialized careers, and learning skills that last a lifetime, and all those things come with a hefty price tag. But regardless of who is paying for your education, it can often bring a wave of financial stress and anxiety.

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Financial Planning

Simple Tips for Moving on a Budget

7/16/21 8:00 AM

The housing marketing is hot right now as many people are looking to take advantage of all-time low interest rates. 

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Financial Planning

DIY Finances: How to Learn Good Financial Habits

7/9/21 8:00 AM

Most primary and secondary schools in the United States don’t require any sort of personal finance course in their curriculums, and because finance doesn’t come naturally to many, the lack of financial knowledge can make managing money difficult as an adult. How to manage money is often learned through trial and error, which is not ideal for establishing a solid financial foundation.

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Financial Planning

5 Financial Apps that Make Your Life Easier

6/30/21 8:00 AM

The digital revolution has made balancing an old-school checkbook a thing of the past. Most people have multiple accounts – checking, savings, investments, credit cards – with different institutions which can make managing finances complicated.

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Financial Planning

Understanding Your Credit Score

6/25/21 8:00 AM

Credit scores are one of the most essential yet least-understood aspects of personal finance, and it's crucial to understand what drives the rating system so you know what activities can make or break your credit profile.

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Financial Planning

Emergency Funds 101

6/23/21 9:00 AM

Sometimes, life happens, and when it does, it’s important to be prepared. That's why it's important to always have an emergency savings fund for when that "rainy day" comes.   

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Retirement

What to Do With Your 401(k) When You Change Jobs

6/18/21 8:00 AM

Changing jobs can be an exciting life event. Maybe you are relocating to a new city, have better benefits, more vacation time, a higher salary, and other perks to enjoy - but what do you do with your 401(k) plan?  

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Financial Planning

Teaching Kids How to Save at Every Age

6/16/21 9:00 AM

As a parent, teaching children all of life’s lessons can be challenging, especially when it comes to saving money. The good news is it doesn’t have to be.

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Retirement

The Advantages of Using a 401(k) Calculator

6/11/21 8:00 AM

You have been working hard throughout your career, putting in long hours, and feel like it is finally time to retire. Then upon checking your 401(k), you realize how little it's grown, even though you've been diligently contributing for years.

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