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Trade War?

The Trade War that Isn’t—Yet When most of us hear talk about something described as a “war,” we intuitively recognize that there could be very unpleasant outcomes on all sides.  Wars have one thing in common: there is seldom a … Continue reading

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Medicare’s Future

Several items that everybody seems to be overlooking in the recent budget deal signed by President Trump are potentially-significant changes to how Medicare is administered. First on the list is the elimination of Medicare’s independent payment advisory board, authorized under … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Minutes

Sunny Weather Forecast Economists and traders pay a lot of attention to something that probably doesn’t keep you up at night: the FOMC Minutes, or, in English, the summary of the discussion among decision-makers on the Federal Reserve Board, known … Continue reading

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Uneven Inflation

Inflation Impact We all know that inflation gradually erodes the value of our dollars, and you’re probably aware that this is one of the main reasons for investing in the stock market. If you hide your money safely under your … Continue reading

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Perspective on Recent Market Events

Perspective on Today’s Market EventsPerspective on Recent Market Events It looks like the U.S. stock market will finally get something that happens, on average, about once a year: a 10+% percent drop—the definition of a market correction.  The last time … Continue reading

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Retirement gender differences

  You may have read that women are far more likely to face poverty in retirement than their male counterparts—but you may not realize just how big the disparity is.  In fact, women are 80% more likely to fall into … Continue reading

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Strategies for Claiming Social Security

Claiming social security benefits is more than a rite of passage for the retiree.   It is actually one step in an overall strategy, that if not calculated into the entire retirement resource strategy, you may be leaving money on the … Continue reading

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