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Do Recent Stock Market Highs And The Real World Economy Match Up?

Imagine this — you’re on a cross-country road trip. You’ve mapped the 2,800-mile distance between San Francisco and Washington, D.C., charted your course, and now you’re on the open road, cruising along at 60 mph with the wind in your hair. Life is good, right? Now imagine that you’re on the home stretch, with only 400 miles until your destination point, and traffic slows to... Read more.

2 Easy Ways To Step Up Your Security Game Before You Become A Cyber-Crime Statistic

Let’s face it. If you have a presence on the internet, sooner or later one (or more) of your accounts will get hacked. The resulting damage might be significant, or simply annoying. But there is a very high probability that it’s going to happen. Earlier this year, one million Gmail account passwords were stolen in just one hack attack. That’s why it is absolutely critical... Read more.

3 Mistakes of Unhappy Retirees

What do we talk about when discussing retirement planning? One of the most deep-seated human fears, “Will my money ever run out?” Hence, much of the discussion and debate centers on saving and investing to build a retirement war chest that will fund our post-career years.What is often overlooked, though, in this savings arms race is our quality of life in retirement. Will you be... Read more.

2017 Second Quarter Market Recap

 The First Half Sees Steady Rise For Stocks Coupled With Low VolatilityThe second quarter played out in a similar fashion to the first — new market highs with little volatility. In fact, the first half of the year experienced the second smallest drawdown (peak to trough decline) in history. During the first six months of 2017, the largest S&P 500 decline came in at down... Read more.

Ignore Wall Street’s Retirement Numbers And Create Your Own

Fear is a powerful marketing tool. Yes, sex sells, but striking doubt or terror into the public’s heart can be even more effective. Need proof? Ask yourself how much you need to retire without eating cat food for dinner or greeting Wal-Mart shoppers at age 87.To hear Wall Street tell it (or sell it), you need to amass between $1 million and $2.5 million in... Read more.

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