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Weekly Market Commentary May 20, 2019

The S&P 500 dropped 0.7% last week primarily due to a sharp decline on Monday after the Chinese retaliated against increased U.S. tariffs. The global MSCI ACWI also declined 0.7% as international developed markets increased slightly, but declines in emerging markets pushed the overall index lower. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary May 13, 2019

The S&P 500 dropped 2.1% last week as optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a trade deal was beaten down by additional tariffs and accusations of backing away from agreed-on compromises. The global MSCI ACWI slid 2.5%. Read more

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Retirement Planning: What Are You Waiting For?

By Jake Bleicher, Equity Analyst, CFA®

Almost half of households near retirement have nothing saved, and that’s a big problem. I believe the biggest headwind is merely getting started: saving money is hard to do. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary May 6, 2019

The news in the last seven days has challenged the hopes and assumptions of some investors. Many hoped the Federal Reserve would signal an interest rate cut this year to combat weak inflation reports. The Fed signaled a cut is unlikely if growth remains decent in the press conference following the meeting. Read more

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund (and What Yours Says About You)

If you’ve worked in business, healthcare, ministry or almost any corporate entity in the last generation, chances are good you’ve taken a personality test – perhaps even a few. You found out you’re an ENFP or an INTJ or an Otter/Lion, or a Steady Wing 2 who needs to focus on your Bright Side. These tests tell you how you digest information, how you play with others and often things you didn’t know about yourself. Read more

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Do you feel emotionally stuck around your finances, or overly attached to your money?

Published by Kerry Meath-Sinkin

If you look at your friends, family, and colleagues, and those around you it becomes clear that no two people are the same. You have your own unique shape, size, temperament and characteristics that make you uniquely you. The more you understand your own unique characteristics, and tendencies, the more you can understand what helps you feel thrive on all levels. Read more

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Tidying Up Financially

Published by Kerry Meath-Sinkin

If you are like many of us, you have gotten wrapped up in the KonMari method, a simple process to tidy up the home. You can’t log onto Facebook without finding people taking images of their tidied-up sock drawers or kitchen cupboards. My husband even mentioned that thrift stores are feeling the effect of extra items, as everyone offloads their extra goods. It’s not surprising to me that this method has gotten so incredibly popular. As a culture, we are struggling to simplify our lives physically and emotionally. Too many clothes, too many ideas, too much clutter in our minds, too much clutter in our homes, and too much to do. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary April 29, 2019

The S&P 500 climbed 1.2% last week, and the index rallied to an all-time high even when dividends are excluded. Continued optimism the U.S. and China will reach a new trade deal and solid earnings helped support the move to new highs. Read more

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Future Funding of Social Security Is A Pivotal Piece To Retirement Security

By Jamie Hopkins

You’ve probably heard of the three-legged retirement savings “stool.” The idea is that a quality savings plan for retirement starts with having three aspects of saving: personal savings, employer retirement savings and government-provided benefits. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary April 22, 2019

It was a quiet week for investors, as none of the three major indexes we track moved significantly. The S&P 500 eased 0.1% lower during the holiday-shortened trading week. Read more