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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 24, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 21, 2015) What a week! Investors had to take cover as several market indexes swooned to depths not seen in quite some time. Stocks responded negatively to China’s continued economic woes, the not-entirely-unexpected resignation of Greece’s prime minister (although he may be reelected in September), and crude oil […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 17, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 14, 2015) Stocks moved slightly ahead of last week. Both the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow posted modest gains by week’s end as did the small-cap Russell 2000. The Nasdaq was relatively flat posting only a 0.09% gain week-on-week. The Global Dow, possibly influenced by the generally slumping […]

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The Cost of Credit

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The Cost of Credit

Sometimes you need to borrow money, especially to pay for a large purchase such as a home or a car. It’s easy to focus on your monthly loan payment, but to appreciate how much borrowing money might really cost, you also need to consider the amount of interest you’ll pay over time. The following tables […]

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Five Ways to Manage Risk in Your Retirement Savings Plan

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Five Ways to Manage Risk in Your Retirement Savings Plan

Your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan is a convenient way to help you accumulate money for retirement. Using payroll deductions, you invest for the future automatically, following that oft-noted advice to “pay yourself first.” But choosing to participate is just one important step. Another key to making it work for you is managing risk in your […]

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Financial Mistakes People Make at Different Ages

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Financial Mistakes People Make at Different Ages

There’s a saying that with age comes wisdom, but this may not always be true in the financial world. As people move through different life stages, there are new opportunities–and potential pitfalls–around every corner. In your 20s Living beyond your means. It’s tempting to want all the latest and greatest in gadgets, entertainment, and travel, […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 10, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 7, 2015) It could be the result of an impending interest rate hike in September, or slumping oil prices, or lackluster earnings reports from some major companies, or it could be just summer doldrums, but the stock market definitely languished this past week as it has for most […]

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Market Week: August 3, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2015) The stock markets rebounded last week amid a tepid report from the Federal Open Market Committee seemingly halting talk of an imminent interest rate hike–although every indication points to some rate movement before the end of the year. Nevertheless, each of the major U.S. indexes showed […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 27, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 24, 2015) Despite favorable reports on unemployment claims, home sales, and the Greek debt crisis, the market took quite a hit pretty much across the board last week, apparently in response to mediocre corporate earnings reports from some big-name companies. Each major U.S. index listed here lost over […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 20, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 17, 2015) Following a week of losses, the market rebounded in a big way for the week ended July 17. News of a tentative agreement between Greece and its creditors seemed to quell investor concerns of a Grexit. Moves by the Chinese government have stopped a stretch of […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 13, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close July 10, 2015) A week of volatility ended with the stock market little changed from the prior week. On Wednesday, the major indices responded negatively to the potential for a Greek exit from the eurozone (Grexit), the free fall of China’s major markets, and a “technical glitch” on the […]

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