Employment Reports & Consumer Confidence Are Up

  In this week’s recap: Employment reports and consumer confidence are up; stock market replies favorably. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Strong employment reports and rising consumer confidence sent the stock market broadly higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.02%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up…

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Understanding Employer Offered Retirement Accounts

  You started a new job. Congratulations. The first days were a blur of paperwork, training, and explanations of benefits. You signed up for your employer sponsored retirement plan because you understand how crucial retirement savings is and want to ensure your financial stability throughout your life. But you desire to fully understand what you…

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Understanding Taxable Brokerage Accounts

Finally, your financial outlook and choices are matching your goals. You are determined to continue to create financial stability and build personal wealth. You are maxing out your match on your employer sponsored retirement account. You have opened an IRA, Roth, or both and have started monthly contributions. You have your savings accounts looking great…

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