Was this October Signaling the Next Bear Market?

This last month has been a pretty typical October. Two of the last three major bear markets have begun in the month of October and so many people are asking, “Was this October the signal of the next bear market to come?” It’s October 31st as of writing this and we’re going to talk about […]

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Questions About Social Security?

Questions About Social Security?

We know Social Security is a complicated system with many rules, regulations, and year-over-year changes. That’s why we regularly bring you articles covering questions that might be top-of-mind for you on claiming your benefits. In fact, just earlier this month the Social Security Administration announced an increase of benefits in 2019. Our main goal is […]

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Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2019

Social Security Benefits to Increase in 2019

Last week the Social Security Administration announced a 2.8% Cost-of-Living Adjustment, or COLA, beginning in January 2019. It’s the biggest increase since 2012. The current average Social Security benefit is $1,422 in 2018, that benefit will go up to $1,461 in 2019 for a single benefit. On average for couple both receiving benefits, they will […]

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Women Navigating to Financial Success

Women Navigating to Financial Success

What do women want when it comes to their financial future? Remember back in the early 90’s when the book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” by John Gray was published and became a literary phenomenon, of sorts? The basic theory behind the book was that men and women communicate differently, think differently, […]

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Strong Economy & Interest Rate Effects

It’s October 3rd as of writing this, and we’re officially into Fall. It’s been a hot summer for the markets with most of the major indices trading at record highs, with a few exceptions. The economy continues to do extremely well with unemployment low and more job openings than unemployed people. Housing still remains extremely […]

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At What Age Can I Retire?

At What Age Can I Retire?

How long do you need to work? Like just about everything else in financial planning, it’s a complex question. While the average worker retires at 621, for you, that may be too early or too late. We can help answer that question by considering a few things: Do you have a pension plan through your […]

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