What trends and data can tell you about the state of the economy It seems like everybody has an opinion these days on the current state of the U.S. economy. The Fed has cut the fed funds rate by 50 basis points since July. Major stock market indices erase months of gains then hit new […]
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Key tips for moving house in retirement For many people, retirement means more travel, more time with family, and more leisure activities. It can also mean moving to a different home. People relocate to save money, enjoy a change in lifestyle, or to be closer to children and grandkids. However, moving house doesn’t always mean […]
Why should you care about the Fed? After much speculation and anticipation, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) cut the federal funds target rate. The stock market whipsawed, bond yields fell, and the talking heads on TV had much to say. But, does it even matter? What is the fed funds target rate, and does […]
Key things to remember when volatility haunts your dreams After U.S. equity markets pulled back in May, did you foresee this type of end to the first half of the year? After markets plunged during the fourth quarter of 2018, did you think things would reverse in January? There has been a lot of volatility […]
Early summer brings graduation season and Father’s Day, a time to reflect on and celebrate life’s milestones. There’s a lot of change that occurs between graduation and becoming a parent. However, there are some financial truths that apply to everybody, regardless of stage in life or income tax bracket. Here are three things you should […]
The death of a loved one is a very emotional time. It can be difficult to balance time grieving with time executing necessary tasks- let alone in the appropriate order! The steps to take after somebody passes on can be confusing, and the emotional fog can amplify this feeling. It can make things easier to […]
It’s that time of year again! The weather is warm, you’re airing out the house after a long winter, you’ve filed your taxes, and you’re staring at a thick folder of documents that have accumulated over the last several years while thinking, “Do I really need all of this?” Cleaning up clutter is an important […]
Many parents and grandparents have trouble talking to younger children in their family about money. Luckily, there are many things you can do to start having these conversations early and often. When dealing with money and children, focus more on showing instead of telling. Use regular, everyday interactions as teachable moments, so the conversation is […]
Three estate planning tools you need now In some states, dying intestate, or without a will, means state laws determine who inherits your assets. If you’re like most people, this doesn’t sound good to you. Since none of us can tell the future, it’s best to be prepared. However, there are many boxes to check […]
Most of these changes will likely affect your household! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made large, sweeping changes to the tax code that could have profound effects on peoples’ tax bills and tax strategies. Some changes are obscure and only make a difference for a small portion of the population. However, three […]
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