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Will You Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes?

The News You Need To Know | August 2019

Too many households commit these common blunders.

Many people plan their estates diligently, with input from legal, tax, and financial professionals. Others plan earnestly but make mistakes that can potentially affect both the transfer and destiny of family wealth. Here are some common and not-so-common errors to avoid.

Doing it all yourself. While you […]

Quarterly Economic Update

The News You Need To Know | July 2019

The S&P 500 certainly rollercoastered during the second quarter of 2019, but it also gained 3.8% across those three months. U.S.-China trade negotiations unwound, but as the quarter ended, they showed signs of resuming. The Federal Reserve grew dovish. Yields on longer-term Treasury notes dipped and so did mortgage rates. Consumers were […]

Gradual Retirement

The News You Need To Know | June 2019

Not everyone retires the same way – or at the same pace.

Are you in a hurry to retire? Not everyone is rushing to that particular finish line. According to the 2018 retirement survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, which gauges the outlook of American workers, 56% of those who describe themselves as “fully […]

Taking Charge of Your Financial Life

The News You Need To Know | May 2019

Delegating responsibilities to others may lead to problems down the road.

When you are putting together a household, it isn’t unusual to delegate responsibilities. One spouse or partner may take on the laundry, while another takes on the shopping. You might also decide which one of you vacuums and which one of you dusts. This is […]

Quarterly Economic Update

The News You Need To Know | April 2019

In this Q1 recap: the Federal Reserve alters its outlook, the truce in the trade dispute holds, the real estate market strengthens, and stocks make an impressive comeback from Q4, even as growth concerns mount.

The strongest first quarter for stocks in 21 years featured all kinds of news. Central banks revised their […]

Long-Term Investing Truths

The News You Need To Know | March 2019

Key lessons for retirement savers.

You learn lessons as you invest in pursuit of long-term goals. Some of these lessons are conveyed and reinforced when you begin saving for retirement, and others, you glean along the way.

First and foremost, you learn to shut out much of the “noise.” News outlets take the temperature of global markets […]