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Thursday, April 18, 2024

So you've prepared for your goals and you believe you are on track for your financial goals. That's wonderful. What now? April is Financial Literacy Month. If you haven't put some thought into Asset Protection Strategy, now would be a...

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Once you complete this year’s taxes, you may wonder what to do with that pile of records, 1099s, receipts, and bank statements. The IRS recommends holding on to any documents related to the income you’re reporting or any...

Thursday, November 16, 2023

November has arrived. At the start of this month, all eyes were focused on whether the Federal Reserve (Fed) would hike interest rates for a fifth time this year or hold rates steady. The Fed’s decision to leave interest rates...

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Our newsletter this month features a video exploring the facts about early retirement, and helpful articles about challenges women face when planning to retire, the importance of making sure your retirement accounts are working in...

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Wouldn’t it be nice if the stock market didn’t have such violent swings in either direction? Especially the dramatic downward plunges - we’d ALL like to avoid those! But the reality is, the markets include a certain...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news.Please find this week’s Market View Weekly from Phil Blancato, Advisor Group’s Chief Market Strategist attached below. This commentary provides...

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news.Please find this week’s Market View Weekly from Phil Blancato, Advisor Group’s Chief Market Strategist attached below. This commentary provides...

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Modest gains in major market indices masked sharp volatility amid the uncertainty arising from mixed messages emanating from public officials and revived banking fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.18%, while the Standard...

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The dream of a secure retirement, college funding, or a vacation home may be the financial “prize” you’re keeping your eyes on. But it’s hard for investors, even seasoned ones, to stay focused in the face of...

Sunday, January 8, 2023

As the economy continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic over the past year, you may have noticed the term ‘inflation’ coming up in the news. But don’t let it scare you! The fact is, some inflation is good...

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Thursday, September 15, 2022

As you probably heard on the news, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on August 16. Among other things, the legislation includes various initiatives such as locking in the American Rescue Plan health coverage...

Monday, August 15, 2022

July was yet another month of roller coaster ups and downs, marked by continued consumer concerns about supply chain issues and higher costs for goods and services. The weather wreaked havoc in many parts of the country, as torrential...

Monday, June 13, 2022

Welcome to June!What a relief to have May in the rearview mirror after a volatile month (in both the markets and the headlines). Surprisingly, despite weeks of negative performance, the major stock indexes actually finished flat,...

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Isn’t it the worst when you wake up after you’ve hit the snooze button? Just a few more minutes! If your child is approaching college and you're behind on education savings, it can feel like hitting the snooze button...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Preparing for retirement just got a little more financial wiggle room. This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new contribution limits for 2022.Staying put for 2022 are traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Healthcare can be one of the priciest yet essential parts of life’s journey. And yet, many struggle to utilize the financial tools that may help. Take Health Saving Accounts (HSAs), for example.In 2019, 55% of those with HSAs...

Friday, September 17, 2021

The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients.It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Summer brings the perfect time for BBQs with friends, fun in the sun, and making memories at the beach or pool. With the first half of the year in the rearview mirror, summer also gives us a chance to perform a mid-year assessment on...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Every year in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing causes of injury and death in the workplace, on the road, at home, and in our communities by making safety a priority. It’s an intentional time to identify and...

Friday, May 14, 2021

You spend your whole life raising your children to be self-sufficient. You give them your time, your love, and your money to set them up for success. So, what do you do when your now-adult-child asks for financial aid?As more baby...

Friday, April 16, 2021

While it’s natural to look ahead to a leisurely retirement, it’s prudent to prepare for expenses that catch many retirees by surprise. In a recent survey, nearly one-third of retirees reported they faced at least four...

Friday, March 19, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that provides greater unemployment benefits and additional stimulus payments to individuals and families, as well as more...

Friday, February 19, 2021

Stock prices inched higher last week amid declining COVID-19 cases, a pick-up in vaccinations, and progress on a fiscal relief bill.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.00%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.23%....

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

As we welcome in 2021, we’d like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year! This year, more than any year before, comes with a fresh start and the hope of things to come.Resolutions are a tradition of the...

Friday, December 18, 2020

Stocks retreated last week on rising COVID-19 infections and slow progress on an economic relief bill.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.57%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 0.96%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, November 20, 2020

As you plan to incorporate Medicare into your long-term healthcare plan, it’s essential to be aware of the different dates for enrollment. Missing these deadlines can cost you, sometimes permanently, and you could suffer a lapse...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The pandemic has showcased how much we rely on the internet, which makes it possible to virtually work from home, shop, attend religious service and stay connected with family and friends. Unfortunately, those conveniences come with...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Many of us have been sheltering in place for so long that we forget what day it is (Blursday, anyone?). You might feel helpless being stuck at home so much, but there are ways to make good use of this time and impact your finances in...

Thursday, August 13, 2020

We strive to keep you regularly updated with important market changes and news. Please listen to the most recent market update from Phil Blancato, President and CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, a well-known name in the...