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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Monthly Economic Update February 2020

February 20, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: the emerging coronavirus reins in the bulls on Wall Street, trade deals make headlines, the United Kingdom makes its Brexit, and confident U.S. households help the economy keep its pace. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HIf you are considering disability insurance, seek coverage with
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Monthly Economic Update January 2020

January 9, 2020 Blog
In this month’s recap: As 2019 ends, the U.S. and China agree to a phase-one trade deal, and stocks, gold, and oil all advance. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HSome individuals presume that a properly written will can help their estates avoid probate. That is inaccurate. There are
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Monthly Economic Update December 2019

December 5, 2019 Blog
In this month’s recap: stocks stay in rally mode, helped by hints that the U.S. and China may be closing in on a phase-one trade deal; hiring bounces back; key real estate indicators look stronger. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HAs individuals accumulate assets, some realize that the
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Monthly Economic Update November 2019

November 5, 2019 Blog
In this month’s recap: another rate cut from the Federal Reserve, a strong hint of a partial U.S.-China trade deal, and stocks reach record heights again. T I P   O F   T H E   M O N T HAs the year ends, fraudsters may approach older, high-net-worth households, pretending to be representatives of credit card
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