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The Family Budget: Financial Empowerment at Your Fingertips

Managing family finances has become more complex than ever as the economy, job market and family structures have all undergone dramatic changes in recent years. American families continue to evolve at a rapid pace, resulting in new and complex financial concerns and challenges. When is the last time you sat down to review your family budget? Read this free guide for important tips on budgeting, savings and insurance.

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The (True) Cost of Investing: Why Fee Transparency is Critical to Determining Underlying Investment Value

While investment fees and expenses are required to be disclosed through investment prospectuses, layers of complexity, financial jargon and “hidden” fees can make it difficult for investors to understand the true underlying investment costs and the impact expenses have on their investment returns.

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Your Family Index Number: Defining Your Future With Confidence

Long-term financial security is a goal most investors aspire to, yet accomplished individuals and families know that attaining this objective requires more than hard work and luck. Check out our free guide which discusses how a personalized and focused approach begins with determining your Family Index Number; the individual rate of return you need to achieve your goals and objectives with confidence.

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Cross Generational Financial Planning

Millennials are poised to inherit approximately $41 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents over the next 40 years. The result will be the single largest intergenerational wealth transfer in human history. Many older clients, however, are beginning to voice growing concerns over the financial preparedness of their Millennial children, fearing they may lack the wherewithal to deal responsibly with a sudden influx of wealth.

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Maximize Social Security Benefits & Minimize Tax Burden

Electing to receive Social Security benefits at early retirement age may result in higher personal income taxes and a smaller nest egg, particularly for high net worth individuals. In this paper, we’ll shed light on common Social Security myths and provide options that, in certain instances, could decrease your payments to Uncle Sam and increase the financial legacy you leave.

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Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary October 1, 2018

U.S. stocks wrapped up September and the third quarter with a slight decline. The S&P 500 dropped 0.5% last week and finished 0.4% higher for September. The S&P rose 7.2% in the third quarter, its best quarterly performance since the end of 2013.

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Weekly Market Commentary September 24, 2018

The S&P 500 hit a new high last week as economic reports remained positive and tariff news was not as bad as expected. The S&P rose 0.8% to eclipse the high set toward the end of August. 

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4 Simple Steps to Creating an Estate Plan

Published by Beth Schanou, JD Most of the time, it feels like life is moving at the speed of light. I often feel my entire day, both at home and at the office, is spent in fast forward mode. As if it’s a race to get done as much as possible, I’m running from one thing to the next, all day long, and making sure every household member is fed, cared for, and attends school and their activities. Of course this includes the four-legged members of the family too.

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Weekly Market Commentary September 17, 2018

Markets put in a strong performance last week as U.S. inflation came in below expectations, trade concerns temporarily abated and technology stocks rallied.

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Weekly Market Commentary September 10, 2018

Markets dropped last week as concerns about inflation and trade disputes pushed stocks lower. Additional concerns about the government regulating technology companies pushed that sector down 2.8%.

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