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Weekly Market Commentary – November 11, 2019

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Weekly Market Commentary – November 11, 2019

Last week was quieter following the multiple major data releases and Fed meeting the previous week. England and Australia left interest rates unchanged. U.S. and Chinese trade data showed both economies continue to struggle with the effects of a trade war.

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3 Retirement Potholes (and How to Avoid Them)

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3 Retirement Potholes (and How to Avoid Them)

The retirement planning process is full of potholes – they seem to pop out of nowhere and can do major damage if you’re not careful. In my years as a financial guide, I’ve put in a lot of man-hours helping people avoid financial potholes. The danger is real and the monetary bruises take a while to heal. 

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Weekly Market Commentary – November 4, 2019

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Weekly Market Commentary – November 4, 2019

Last week was the business economic data week of the year. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third consecutive meeting. Third-quarter GDP grew 1.9%, beating expectations of 1.6% while still falling short of 2% because of weakness in trade and business investment.

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How to Maximize Your Giving with a Donor-Advised Fund

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How to Maximize Your Giving with a Donor-Advised Fund

Many of us have memories of family giving practices. For some, it was that dime from your allowance that your parents said goes to the church. For others, it was the yearly (or more often) volunteering trip to help out at the local mission/soup kitchen. Or it might have been a policy of giving one toy to Goodwill for every new one you received as a gift. 

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Market Monitor: Bob Phillips

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Market Monitor: Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips returned to Nightly Business Report to discuss why Masco, Texas Instruments and JPM are dividend growing stocks investors should consider in today’s record low interest rate environment.

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11 Easy Ways to Save More Money Each Month (Without Feeling Deprived)

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11 Easy Ways to Save More Money Each Month (Without Feeling Deprived)

Leslie Thompson shared her advice on online budget trackers with Lindsay Tigar of Better Homes & Gardens, recommending that readers automate their savings in order to meet long-term goals.

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How to start an emergency fund when you live paycheck to paycheck

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How to start an emergency fund when you live paycheck to paycheck

Leslie Thompson offered several actionable tips on building an emergency fund to Jill Cornfield of CNBC.com, beginning with reducing debt and then establishing long term savings.

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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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Weekly Market Commentary – October 28, 2019

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Weekly Market Commentary – October 28, 2019

Economic data reinforced the view that trade disputes are pressuring economic growth and creating an uncertain environment for businesses to invest. Whether it was the weekly Brexit roller coaster, the U.S. durable goods report,

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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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