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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Strong Jobs Report Fuels Friday Rally Jobs reports leads to the Dow’s best performing day of the year Headline jobs report strong, but wage growth disappoints New admin delays changes to fiduciary rules Both indices were helped by strong Friday … Continue reading
Dow Breaks 20,000 for First Time Stocks up on the week, Dow reaches milestone 4th quarter economic growth underwhelming Busy week of earnings reports sees mixed results Stocks rebounded this week and earnings season got into full swing. The Dow … Continue reading
Stocks Down in Inauguration Week Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th President Mixed earnings see markets up today, down on the week What to expect going forward Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States this afternoon. … Continue reading
Markets Retreat, Financial Earnings and Corporate Taxes Stocks retreated slightly in the 2nd week of the year Initial financial earnings generally better than expected and optimistic about 2017 Is an overhaul of corporate taxes in the works? Stocks retreated slightly … Continue reading
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