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Quarterly Insights: January 2019

2018 ended turbulently, with equity markets declining over the last three months of the year. Since reaching a September high, the major U.S. stock indices approached bear market levels, defined by de...
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Market Commentary

Quarterly Insights: January 2019

2018 ended turbulently, with equity markets declining over the last three months of the year. Since reaching a September high, the major U.S. stock in...
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Market Commentary

Market Commentary: December 26, 2018

In terms of stock market returns, it appears this year may come to be known as the year that the Grinch stole Christmas. After a bruising selloff that...
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Beyond Giving Tuesday: How to Make a Giving Plan and Why You Need One

“Every dollar makes a difference.” We’ve all heard it before, but most of us don’t even know where to begin giving that dollar. Stepping into one’s ph...
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How to Use Money as an Extension of Your Political Voice

As women across the country head to the polls for the midterm elections, many of us will also have dedicated time and money as candidates, volunteers,...
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How to Make a Budget You Can Stick to With the Easy 50/30/20 Rule

Like the little black dress of financial planning, budgeting is one piece of advice that will stand the test of time. No matter what stage of life you...
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Women’s Rising Power: More Money Means More Giving

Despite increased focus on women’s empowerment, an essential ingredient for women to succeed is often left to chance: financial competence.
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Market Arm Wrestling

At market highs and deep into multi-year economic recoveries, a wrestling match often ensues as the market begins to contemplate its next chapter. Add...
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Lessons Learned by a Patient Investor

I began my investment counseling career in 1979. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) ranged between a low of 797 and a high of 897 that year (the ...
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Many Paths, One Destination: Forging Your Way to Retirement

I want to save for my retirement; what type of plan should I use? A traditional IRA or a Roth IRA—or another vehicle? Saving for retirement is a big s...
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Market Commentary

Quarterly Insights: October 2018

The U.S. stock market continues to soar. As we write, the S&P 500 Index is near all-time highs. For the past six months, returns have been positive. F...
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