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“A flat yield curve, or even an inverted one, should not be on top of our worry list under today’s accommodative monetary conditions,” –Burton Malkiel, Princeton professor of economics and author of “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”, July 31, 2018 Recently you have probably heard or watched business television network entertainers, such as those on CNBC or Bloomberg Television, pontificate about a flattening...

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“Most Americans understand that annual health care costs have been growing faster than inflation for some time.” – Planning for Health Care Costs in Retirement, Vanguard Research, June 2018 5 Steps to Reducing Health Care Costs in Retirement Health care costs will be the biggest expense for most retirees. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is a reality. That’s why planning for health care costs is one of the most...

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“You have to fight for your privacy or you lose it.” –Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman, Google and Alphabet The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Over the last few weeks, you’ve probably received numerous emails from social media sites, apps you use, and other online service providers announcing they are updating their privacy settings to enhance the user experience and give you more control of your...

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Retirement is a totally new stage of life. With some careful prioritizing—and collaborating with your advisor—you can design a working plan for retirement that may surpass all your expectations. When most people think of retirement, they imagine leaving a job they’re tired of, getting out of the rat race, and leaving the pressures of employment behind. Often retirement is viewed as a reward for time in the workforce and successful...

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I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. -Venus Williams, American professional tennis player, 2nd in all-time rankings Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks.  The largest decline from peak-to-trough for the S&P 500 Index last year was just under 3%.  It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors.  Since February 1, volatility...

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“I love the Roth IRA. Tax-free income in retirement is a truly great deal.” -Suze Orman You’re no stranger to the power of compounding interest—but you still might be surprised at the astounding impact it can have on young investors’ financial futures. That’s why we want to share an important piece of advice with you today: tell the young people in your life to open up a Roth IRA, if they haven’t already. Why a Roth IRA? While the...

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