The Promise of the Biotech Industry and What It Could Mean to Investors

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The Promise of the Biotech Industry and What It Could Mean to Investors

I bet you’ve never heard of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB). It’s a rare disease where a person’s skin falls off! Areas that are often rubbed, like your elbow from sitting at a table or your thighs from wearing pants, become a constant battle. It’s painful, and patients suffer from f …

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Traditional or Roth – Which IRA Works for You?

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Traditional or Roth – Which IRA Works for You?

Many of us all but ignore our retirement accounts for much of our working lives. We look at a pay stub and have a vague sense of the “minuses:” Social Security, insurance, taxes. But the IRA is one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to us, and so it warrants our attention. 

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The Cost of Infertility: How to Navigate the Finances of IVF

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The Cost of Infertility: How to Navigate the Finances of IVF

By Erin Wood, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Advanced Solutions After my struggle with pregnancy issues, I was surprised by how quickly I found out I wasn’t alone. Friends, relatives, coworkers – people I’d known for years – were suddenly sharing with me a vital but private p …

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Rebate Checks, Child Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits and More: What You Need to Know about the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package

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Rebate Checks, Child Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits and More: What You Need to Know about the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package

The latest stimulus package – signed into law Thursday by the Biden Administration – is built to boost the middle class and low-income Americans, the goal being of course to speed up economic recovery.

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What to Expect From Low Volatility Investing: Insight into QBI Strategies

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What to Expect From Low Volatility Investing: Insight into QBI Strategies

During the past decade, ending December 2019, low volatility investing has been embraced by many investors due to above average adjusted performance. With the turn of events, the year 2020 witnessed a negative surprise for low volatility stocks. This surprise further intensified when value …

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How to Finish Strong this Tax Planning Season

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How to Finish Strong this Tax Planning Season

Like gardening or working out, tax planning is one of those activities where you get out of it what you put into it. Plenty of us have a weight bench gathering dust in the garage that hasn’t gotten us into any better shape, or a plot in the backyard that just won’t grow anything because …

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5 Things to Watch in the First Quarter of 2021

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5 Things to Watch in the First Quarter of 2021

Have you found yourself officing in a room with a bunk bed? Do you realize you’re going to the store in your pajamas and never leaving your car? Does going to the movies mean going to the living room to turn on the TV? Quarantine changed the world almost overnight, and the adjustment is so …

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A Check Engine Light for Finances? 7 Key Indicators to Analyze Your Financial Health and Retirement Plan

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A Check Engine Light for Finances? 7 Key Indicators to Analyze Your Financial Health and Retirement Plan

Maintaining our health and our car – we often take these for granted, because it’s fairly easy for us to monitor and measure. Both the human body and modern cars have smart systems in place, like physical pain and check engine lights, that alert us to trouble that needs immediate attention. …

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How to Get Started on the Investing Adventure

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How to Get Started on the Investing Adventure

Since humanity invented money, we’ve been investing money. From the first prehistoric transaction of goods to the quantum complexity of the New York Stock Exchange, investing has been part of making the financial world turn. But just because the concept has been around for a while, doesn’t …

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Turning the Page on 2020

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Turning the Page on 2020

“On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha/ You can listen to the engine moanin’ out his one-note song/ …But your thoughts will soon be wandering/ The way they always do/ When your ridin’ 16 hours/ And there’s nothin’ much to do/ And you don’t feel much like ridin’/ You just wish …

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