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Retirement and Adult Children

Retirement and Adult Children Supporting family can put a crimp in your strategy.     Families are one of the great joys in life, and part of the love you show to your family is making sure that their basic needs are met. While that’s only to be expected from birth through the high school…

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Weekly Update: FED Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate

In this week’s recap: stocks fall after a Federal Reserve rate cut, new tariffs are planned for Chinese goods, and payrolls see triple-digit monthly growth. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall…

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Weekly Update: Growth in the Second Quarter

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, data shows economic growth slowing from the first quarter, and the stage is set for further U.S.-China trade discussions. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement…

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Is Your Company’s 401(k) Plan as Good as It Could Be?

Is Your Company’s 401(k) Plan as Good as It Could Be? Two recent court rulings may make you want to double-check.   How often do retirement plan sponsors check up on 401(k)s? Some small businesses may not be prepared to benchmark processes and continuously look for and reject unacceptable investments.   Do you have high-quality…

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Weekly Update: Anticipation of FED meeting effects Markets

In this week’s recap: stocks dip as earnings season begins; investors wait for the July Federal Reserve meeting, while considering retail sales data and comments from Fed officials. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results,…

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