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What Is the Yield Curve and What Does It Tell Us?

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What Is the Yield Curve and What Does It Tell Us?

If you’ve paid attention to market prognostications over the last year, you’ve likely heard the term “yield curve.” The yield curve has become the center of attention for explaining the economy and markets, which is why our financial advisors always seem to be answering one question: What is the yield curve?

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Compounding Wealth (and Wisdom)

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Compounding Wealth (and Wisdom)

No single strategy works forever, but you also don’t want to change your approach every time the markets shift slightly. How does investing work – not just for a season or a year or two, but for a lifetime? Time is a major factor when it comes to successful investing.

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Estate Planning Fundamentals to Help You Start the Conversation

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Estate Planning Fundamentals to Help You Start the Conversation

Estate planning, no matter how large or simple your assets, is a conversation everyone should have. From dividing up gigantic bank accounts to choosing the music for a funeral, putting a plan in place can keep a lot of stress and family tension from reaching fever pitch.

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How to Go from Making Money to Making Money Happen in Retirement

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How to Go from Making Money to Making Money Happen in Retirement

It’s a concept that is all too important as 4 in 10 Americans are at risk of running out of money in retirement. The landscape changes when you retire. Your goal now is to conserve, grow, maintain and otherwise hold onto what you already have. 

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Here’s Your Financial Planning Starter Pack

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Here’s Your Financial Planning Starter Pack

Although there are some basic guidelines, your financial life is as unique as your fingerprint. Your lifestyle, goals, family situation, risk tolerance and even your wildest dreams will give a unique signature to your portfolio. Let’s look at a few of the starting points today for a healthy portfolio.

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5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

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5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

Your retirement income plan may be sending up bubbles, too, whether around Social Security, taxes, healthcare or somewhere else – and these losses need to be patched up right away. So, to help your retirement plan be more airtight, let’s look at a few of the common leaks. 

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Ladies – Are You Planning for Your Security in Retirement?

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Ladies – Are You Planning for Your Security in Retirement?

While there are many challenges, these are the five most prominent that come to my mind when I think about retirement security for women. Sit back and think about all the decisions you make in life today that have an impact on your security in the future

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4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

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4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

The best kind of money isn’t old, new or even tax-advantaged – it’s free money! If your employer has a 401(k) program, they probably have a matching plan. Know what that is and make sure you max it out. They’re essentially giving you money, which you never want to turn down.

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Financial Planning Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask Themselves

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Financial Planning Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask Themselves

Foundational decisions you make can save you – or cost you – thousands over time, no matter how many widgets you sell or clients you sign up. There are deep structure questions here that will be the difference between long-term growth or flash-in-the-pan success.

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5 Steps to Protect Your Identity in the Digital Age

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5 Steps to Protect Your Identity in the Digital Age

Identity theft is increasingly common and severe in today’s digital world. Although many organizations now provide services for credit monitoring, how can you make sure you’re adequately protected? Also, if you work with industry professionals, how can you feel confident your information is protected?

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