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5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

11/24/21 8:00 AM

As the holidays approach, the giving spirit is in full force. As you shop for gifts, you may purchase an extra toy or two for children in need or donate some of your extra change to the food pantry in the grocery store check-out line.

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Financial Planning, Retirement, Economy

Economic Update: 401(k) Retirement Plans, Inflation and Social Security

11/22/21 8:00 AM

Although 2021’s sharp uptick in inflation will not last forever, many of its side effects could. For example, certain goods and services rarely experience prolonged periods of outright deflation and will therefore likely now have a new price floor in place, i.e. pre-COVID levels potentially may never be seen again.

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Financial Planning

Five Tips for Holiday Spending on a Budget

11/19/21 8:00 AM

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that joy doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag.

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Markets, Economy, Small Business

Economic Update: Job Growth, Productivity and Wages

11/15/21 8:00 AM

In the recently released monthly job report from the U.S. Labor Department we learned that nonfarm payrolls growth picked up in October, with 531,000 jobs added back to the economy. This is in line with the acceleration we expected would occur as the headwinds from the Delta variant continue to fade.

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Financial Planning, Retirement

Five Tips for End of Year Tax Planning

11/12/21 8:00 AM

The fourth quarter is a busy time for everyone. As people are wrapping up their end-of-year finances, the holidays quickly approach, and before you know it, you’re ringing in a new year.

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Markets, Economy

Economic Update: Wages, Consumer Sentiment and Employment

11/8/21 8:00 AM

An old stock market adage is “nothing changes sentiment like price,” with fluctuations in investor optimism often being more closely linked to how much one’s portfolio has risen or fallen in value recently than any actual changes in the underlying fundamentals.

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Financial Planning, Retirement

Understanding the Four Percent Rule

11/5/21 8:00 AM

Whether you’re close to retirement or decades away, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to contribute to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan such as a 401(k), IRA, or something similar.

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Markets, Financial Planning, Economy

Economic Update: Investments

11/1/21 8:07 AM

Stocks rebounded in October, enough so to more than offset the September drawdown and even return major indices to fresh all-time highs.

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Financial Planning

Tips to Avoid Identity Theft and Financial Scams

10/29/21 9:00 AM

Digitization has shaped the way people operate in the world, and as more apps become available and tasks like grocery shopping, making doctor’s appointments, and booking vacations are moved to a digital space, society is more connected than ever before.

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Markets, Economy

Economic Update: Rising Consumer Prices

10/25/21 8:00 AM

In the previous blog post, we pointed out how 2021’s sharp uptick in inflation has been predominately driven by rising goods prices. One thing often overlooked about this is that it is not only supply constraints leading to higher goods prices but also very strong consumer demand.

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