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January 6, 2020
SECURE Act - Basic Information

On December 17, as part of a broader 2020 fiscal year appropriations bill, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. President Trump signed it into law on December 20.

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December 16, 2019
Market Commentary - 12/16/2019

So, what comes next? Last week was a good week for investors. Ben Levisohn of Barron’s explained: “The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank both pledged to do what they could to underpin their respective economies. The United Kingdom gave Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party a landslide victory, virtually guaranteeing that the Brexit saga will end, […]

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December 9, 2019
Market Commentary - 12/9/2019

Ahh, the power of distraction. On Friday, the unemployment report flashed its numbers like a hair model in a shampoo commercial. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 266,000 new jobs were created in November. That was better than expected even after deducting the 40,000-plus General Motors employees returning to work, reported CNBC. The sign of […]

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December 2, 2019
Market Commentary - 12/2/2019

It’s a shopping revolution! Sometime, probably not so long ago, comedian Dave Barry wrote, “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” Not so much anymore. On Black Friday 2019, many shoppers didn’t venture […]

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November 25, 2019
Market Commentary - 11/25/2019

Thanksgiving is in the air! On Thursday, U.S. investors may find themselves giving thanks for the bull market. Year-to-date, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite have all gained more than 20 percent with dividends reinvested. The MSCI World Index also is up 20 percent year-to-date. Bond markets have […]

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November 22, 2019
Calculating your RMD in 5 Easy Steps

Are you prepared to take your first required minimum distribution (RMD) from your retirement account? Learn how to calculate your RMD in 5 easy steps.

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November 12, 2019
Protect Yourself in a Smart and Connected World

The world is becoming smarter and more connected all the time – and that has serious implications for people who want to protect their personal data and their privacy. If you’ve been enjoying the convenience of smart utilities and appliances, make sure you also take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones from cyberthreats.

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November 11, 2019
Market Commentary - 11/11/2019

Last week, major United States stock indices finished at historic highs. According to a source cited by Barron’s, U.S. stock markets are responsible for creating $6 trillion in paper wealth this year.‘Paper’ wealth is when an asset is estimated to be worth a specific amount. The wealth becomes ‘real’ when the asset is sold. If […]

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November 4, 2019
Market Commentary - 11/4/2019

They did it. The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates last week, as expected. There were no enthusiastic fans singing the Baby Shark song, but the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision was well received. Reuters reported, “Gaps between market expectations and the Fed’s own outlook have been wide at times this year, a source of concern […]

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