Investment Insights

US Market Viewpoints: First Quarter 2019

Stocks brushed off the frantic sell-off of the fourth quarter to post its best first quarter performance since I was in college (1998). This was the best single quarter since 2014 and the S&P 500 recovered most of its losses from last year sitting about 3% away from all time highs.

How Do You Save For College? There Is No Wrong Answer!

Many of us cringe at the thought of paying for college. How do we even begin to think about that process? It's an incredibly expensive pursuit. The costs are forever rising when it comes to college expenses and that goes for private, public or trade schools.

The Ins and Outs of Online Banking

In a few short years, it seems as though the banking industry has revolutionized. It is now easier (and more convenient than ever) to tend to your banking needs, all from the comforts of your pajamas. Gone are the notions of banking hours, and the never-ending lines when you want to deposit your paycheck.

Making Smart Social Security Decisions Is Harder Than You Might Think

You may have been told to start taking social security as soon as possible (when you reach age 62). Or that you can just keep right on working full time even as you collect. These are just two of the biggest Social Security misconceptions, and if you follow that advice it can end up costing you a lot.

Morning Market Review April 4, 2019

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How to Start Investing

If you’re interested in beginning to invest but are nervous, or simply don’t have a lot of money to invest, why not start slow?

There are a multitude of ways to get started without risking a lot of money in the process. If you have $1,000 and are ready to start investing, here are some ways to do so:

Market Minute - April 4, 2019

I’d like to share an article from Bob Veres that discusses the yield curve, a topic I introduced last August (read it here).  While the yield curve is not technically inverted at this time, it remains flat which has some people still concerned.  I hope you enjoy.

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Financial Market and Asset Class Commentary - 4/3/2019

Conflicting Signals 

Planning a Family? Get to Know Your Health Insurance Policy

Congratulations! You've decided to start a family. Up until now, your health insurance has probably been adequate, paying for routine doctor visits and prescription drugs. But now that you're facing a lifestyle change, you must make sure that your health insurance policy will keep up with those changing needs.

Check your coverage

April 2019

Following a disappointing 4th quarter in 2018 in which the S&P500 Index fell nearly 20%, the first quarter of 2019 is much improved with the Index finishing up over twelve percent.  Domestic earnings are growing, albeit at a slower pace than last year, and unemployment is holding low. 

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