When the Fed Talks Inflation, Bond Investors Listen

What the Fed’s new policy may mean for you.

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Most recently, you may have read that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced a change in how the Fed views inflation. In the past, the Fed said it would consider adjusting short-term rates when inflation approached 2 percent. But in light of 2020’s many challenges, the Fed’s new policy may allow inflation to run above 2 percent for a period … Read More

Stories Will Be Told

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Even after it is over, the COVID-19 crisis won’t be quickly forgotten.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all in varying ways.  If we just consider the experiences within our own social circles – our families, colleagues, friends near and far, the school teachers that we may know,  the service providers some of us have known for years, the often familiar faces of employees at the stores we frequent,  and the restaurants … Read More

What Is Earnings Season?

Financial results are reported each quarter.

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New York Stock Exchange building in Wall Street

Every few months, you may hear the phrase “we’re entering earnings season” as you read financial news. But what exactly is “earnings season” and why is it important to Wall Street? Earnings season is the period of time when a majority of publicly traded companies release their quarterly financial reports. Companies often go into great detail about the forces that … Read More

Tackling Loneliness and Depression after Retirement

Douglas YoungUncategorized

As we age, we are all faced with new challenges. You may lack the energy, interest as well as enthusiasm for many of life’s ups and downs or may not be as physically fit and be able to participate in many events.  Many new retirees find getting used to retirement or being retired is an obstacle on its own – … Read More

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This vital investment account question should be answered sooner rather than later.

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Trusted Contact

Investment firms have a new client service requirement. They must now ask you if you would like to provide the name and information of a trusted contact.1 You do not have to supply this information, but it is encouraged. The request is made with your best interest in mind – and to lower the risk of someone crooked attempting to … Read More

Tax-Loss Harvesting

A useful year-end move to counteract capital gains.

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Even though this may end up being a subpar year for stocks, you may realize capital gains, which is a taxable event. What can you do about them? You can do what some investors do – you could recognize investments with a loss and practice “tax-loss harvesting.”  Keep in mind this article is for informational purposes only. It’s not a … Read More

Multigenerational Households Are Becoming More Common

Stephen WierhakeUncategorized

multigeneration family

This might surprise you:  according to Pew Research, statistics indicate that almost one in five individuals live in multigenerational housing – where adults from at least two generations share the same home. What’s behind this trend?  What are some of the positives that families experience?  What are some of the challenges?  Reasons for the resurgence in multigenerational households Financial need … Read More

A Stock Market Lesson to Remember

Confidence can quickly erode, but it can also quickly emerge.

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Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. An 11-year bull market ended. Key economic indicators went haywire. Household confidence was shaken. The Standard & Poor’s 500, the equity benchmark often used as shorthand for the broad stock market, settled at 2,237.40 on March 23, down 33.9% from a record close on February 19.1 On April 17, the S&P … Read More

Retirement Alert: How to Be Prepared for Emergencies

Douglas YoungUncategorized

Emergency Plan

Most emergencies in life affect us financially. Job loss, serious illness, injury, a major necessary home repair, or perhaps a needed repair to your vehicle – any of these can be costly. There’s also the risk of a natural disaster.  We have clients in many states – and we know that several have experienced hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, mudslides, wildfires, and … Read More

Key Provisions of the CARES Act

Distributions can be waived in 2020 for Inherited Accounts, 401(k)s, and IRAs.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act on the desk.

Recently, the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security” (“CARES”) Act was signed into law. The CARES Act is designed to help those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while also providing key provisions that may benefit retirees.1 To put this monumental legislation in perspective, Congress earmarked $800 billion for the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 during the financial … Read More