Monthly Economic Update April 2019

April 8, 2021 Blog
In this month’s recap: the Federal Reserve sees no rate hikes in 2019, investors watch Treasury yields with interest, hiring suddenly weakens, home sales pick up, and the price of oil tops $60.  T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H In view of possible extended care needs, you may
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Weekly Economic Update March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021 Blog
In this week’s recap: A week of ups and downs leaves modest losses at week’s end. T I P   O F   T H E   W E E K If you are 60 now, there is a reasonable chance that you may live into your eighties or nineties. So, with longevity in mind, prepare for retirement
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Monthly Economic Update March 2021

March 18, 2021 Blog
In this month’s recap: The burgeoning economic recovery and decreasing number of COVID-19 infections lifted stocks. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H Too many people put a majority of their assets into a single stock (usually a company stock). Remember the merits of diversification. Diversification is an approach
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Monthly Economic Update February 2021

February 15, 2021 Blog
In this month’s recap: As the month came to a close, stocks were mixed as attention shifted to unprecedented activity around a handful of companies with short-interest positions. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H At a 4% rate of inflation, expenses will double every 18 years. That’s a
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Monthly Economic Update January 2021

January 6, 2021 Blog
In this month’s recap: Stocks closed the year with a solid rally, fueled by the rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines and the signing of a new fiscal relief bill. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H Check your credit report annually for errors. Under federal law, you are entitled
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Monthly Economic Update December 2020

December 10, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: Stock prices powered higher and energized investors thanks to a month-long succession of positive news events. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H Some small business owners don’t have succession plans. If you haven’t created one, now is as good a time as any to
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Monthly Economic Update November 2020

November 10, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in October. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H Check your bank account regularly for fraud? If you don’t bank online – do you carefully
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Monthly Economic Update October 2020

October 6, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: Stocks dropped during the month as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new coronavirus cases in Europe. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H Take a look at what is on your credit report. You are entitled to
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Monthly Economic Update September 2020

September 10, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: Stocks prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long succession of upbeat economic data. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T H If you have a son or daughter graduating from college next year, remind them
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Monthly Economic Update August 2020

August 10, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: stocks rose as better-than-expected corporate earnings and progress on a COVID-19 vaccine encouraged investors. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HWhy not find out exactly what is on your credit report? You are entitled to one free copy from each credit bureau annually. Q U
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