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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Monthly Economic Update, July 2020

July 9, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: stocks notched a solid gain, overcoming the rise of reported COVID-19 cases and plans of a slowdown in economic re-openings. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HTake a second look at monthly payments you may have contracted years ago (cell phone usage, for example). Plan
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Monthly Economic Update June 2020

June 8, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: stocks rallied in May, sparked by a supportive Federal Reserve, stories of states re-opening, and reported progress on a COVID-19 vaccine. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HUpdating your will is as important as having one. If you drafted a will years ago, it may
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Monthly Economic Update May 2020

May 11, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: Stocks rebounded sharply, fueled by a flattening of the COVID-19 curve and positive results from clinical trial investigating a treatment for the virus. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HHow large should an emergency fund be? There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer. The ideal amount may
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Monthly Economic Update April 2020

April 16, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: The CARES Act moves to assist Americans quarantined by COVID-19, providing relief with a $2T stimulus package; markets worldwide react to coronavirus-related volatility. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HAnyone who starts a business needs an operational strategy. A good one includes metrics, a day-to-day
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Monthly Economic Update March 2020

March 26, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: The coronavirus becomes the leading news story in the financial markets, sending stock indices and Treasury yields lower; oil futures slide; consumer confidence, hiring, and manufacturing data offer bright spots. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HDelegation is a key to sustaining a small business.
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