Personal Finance Articles
- Nine Questions to Ask Your Advisor
- Why You Should Do An IRA Rollover with an Old 401k
- Should You Take a Pension Buyout?
- The Importance of Non-Retirement Savings
- How Much House Can you Afford?
- Why You Should Never Buy a Front-End Loaded Mutual Fund
- How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
- Why Term Life Insurance is the Only Life Insurance you Need
- When Should You Start Taking Social Security?
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Markets Start Strong in 2017 Stocks move higher in first week of the year Jobs report below expectations, but still strong Corporate earnings start next week Happy New Year! Stocks started the year off right with both the Dow and … Continue reading
Quiet Week Wraps up Trading for 2016 Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoy ringing in 2017 this weekend. Markets are closed Monday for the holiday. Stocks retreated in the final week of the year. The Dow declined 0.9% … Continue reading
The Dow and S&P 500 continued higher this week Strong 3rd quarter US economic growth Financial tips heading into year-end Stocks continued higher in the last full week of trading in 2016. The Dow increased 0.5% and has now increased … Continue reading
Stocks Mixed, Fed Raises Interest Rates The Dow continued higher while the S&P 500 declined slightly this week The Dow didn’t reach 20,000 this week as many had predicted Fed raises interest rates 0.25% In a relatively quiet week, in … Continue reading
Stocks Continue Higher, Pet Rock Making a Comeback? Broad-based rally drives stocks higher this week The Dow is approaching 20,000 in another record close Italy referendum fails, Prime Minister resigns Nordstrom attempting to modernize the Pet Rock For the first … Continue reading
November Jobs Report Steady, Stocks Mixed Stocks finished mixed this week with the Dow increasing and S&P 500 declining November jobs report showed 178k new jobs, in-line with expectations The Dow squeaked out a small gain this week, increasing 0.1%. … Continue reading
Stocks Continue Higher in Holiday-Shortened Week Stocks finish 3rd consecutive up week at all-time highs Holiday shopping season kicked-off today I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Stocks moved higher this … Continue reading
Stocks Continue Higher, Still A Lot of Uncertainty on Trump’s Economic Plans Both indices continued higher this week Trump hasn’t released much info on his economic plans Interest rates sharply higher again Stocks moved higher this week, but we continue … Continue reading
Election Results Dominate Trading, Happy Veterans’ Day Dow & S&P 500 up sharply post Trump victory Divergence between sectors was extreme Interest rates sharply higher Happy Veterans’ Day! I offer a sincere thank you to all who served our great … Continue reading