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The Great Retirement Debate

2022 – 11/10 by Jeffrey Levine In his latest venture, Jeff Levine has teamed up with financial heavyweight Ed Slott of Ed Slott and Company to launch a brand new, consumer-friendly podcast, The Great Retirement Debate. In each episode, Jeff and Ed will go head-to-head knocking out critical topics in the retirement landscape. Through a…

Top 10 Things to Do Before 2022 is Over

2022 – 11/07 by Alyssum Malone The holidays usher in a joyful time of family gatherings, holiday parties, fun with friends and the promise of a bright new year. But before you put a bow on 2022, there are a few financial housekeeping tasks that you should review. From my experience with clients, I have…

The A, B, Cs of Medicare

2022 – 10/10 by Buckingham Strategic Partners From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2022, qualified participants can sign up to take part in the federal government’s insurance plan. If you are overwhelmed by the process, definitions and complexities of Medicare, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), almost…

How to Navigate Your Student Debt Relief Options

2022 – 10/18 by Becca Craig There are three major parts to Biden’s plan to help those dealing with student loan debt. Over the past 12 months, the Department of Education under the Biden-Harris administration has championed a metric ton of program revisions and policy changes to the federal student loan system. The most recent Student…

Economic Brief: Labor Market Remains Tight as Global Risks Rise

2022 – 10/03 by Larry Swedroe, Head of Financial and Economic Research Main Takeaway: While inflation has moderated since June, it remains stubbornly high, and the Federal Reserve took further action by raising its benchmark rate again in September. Shocks happening abroad are the main contributor, and speculation about the world entering recession early next…

What Caused Market Volatility to Rise

2022 – 09/30 Jared Kizer, Chief Investment Officer September turned out to be a tough month for markets after performance started to look a little brighter late this summer. Earlier in the year, the key worry for markets was that the Federal Reserve was not acting fast enough to tighten monetary policy and that rising…

How to Start Strategizing for Charitable Giving Season

2022 – 09/12 by Elliot Dole As we approach the busy holiday season, now is a great time to start thinking about which charities match your values for end-of-the-year donations. According to Giving USA’s annual report on philanthropy, individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $484.85 billion to U.S. charities in 2021. This year, charities…

5 Factors to Consider Before Capital Investments

2022 – 08/22 by Buckingham Strategic Partners Whether you want to upgrade to the newest technology, need to replace worn equipment or give your lobby a facelift, what should you consider before making a capital investment in your business? Unlike recent years, business owners now face increasing costs to carry debt. How do you make…

Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

2022 – 08/16 by Mike McAninch, CFP®, CPA As an advisor, I am often asked this question: “My student loans are in forbearance. Should I look to refinance now?” Like most of life’s situations, there is not a “one size fits all” answer to this question. Instead, one must look at their personal circumstances before…

Why The Location of Your Investments Matter

2022 – 08/15 by Patrick Kuster, CFP®, AIF® Most investors have a process for deciding which investments to buy in their portfolio—with different objectives for building wealth over time. But once you’ve selected your investment mix, have you considered how the account that holds your investments affects what you ultimately earn? A potential game changer…

Invest Like a Girl

2022 – 08/01 by Katie (Keary) Marsden, CFP®, CDFA® Investing can be an overwhelming process. Due to circumstances beyond their control, women face additional challenges and hurdles when it comes to growing their money. As a wealth planner, I have identified several areas of concern that may impact a woman’s financial health. Don’t worry, I’ve…

Economic Brief: All Eyes on Inflation for the Remainder of 2022

2022 – 07/26 by Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer While there’s always uncertainty in the outlook for the economy and financial markets, a confluence of events has pushed the level of uncertainty to high levels, namely the Federal Reserve’s battle against inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ongoing supply chain struggles. The markets have already…

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