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Golf’s Retirement Planning Lessons

Golf’s Retirement Planning Lessons   For many people, the idea of retirement planning and golf seem to go hand in hand. Once we stop working, spending more time on the golf course is a common goal.   Team Approach   The majority of PGA Tour players have a team supporting them to help them succeed.…

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Fiscal Stimulus on Life Support

In this week’s recap: Stocks have a mixed reaction to ongoing uncertainty; additional fiscal stimulus on hold. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were mixed last week as worries that stretched from Washington D.C., where prospects of a new fiscal stimulus bill dimmed, to Europe, which saw an increase of new…

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The Fed Stays the Course

In this week’s recap: The tech sector slip continues for stocks; the Federal Reserve signals that interest rates will not be increased for some time. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks slipped as the technology sector remained under pressure and a mid-week announcement by the Federal Reserve failed to inspire investors.…

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Labor Market Recovery Sputters Forward, Georgia

In this week’s recap: Stocks stall late in the week, thanks to tech markets slide. The jobs recovery makes continued progress. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A late week sell-off sent stocks broadly lower as investors took some profits after stocks reached all-time highs earlier in the week. The Dow…

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Strategic vs. Tactical Investing

Strategic vs. Tactical Investing   How do these investment approaches differ?     Ever heard the term “strategic investing”? How about “tactical investing”? At a glance, you might assume that both these phrases describe a similar investment approach.   While each approach involves the periodic adjustment of a portfolio and holding portfolio assets in varied…

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Tax & Estate Strategies Update for Married LGBTQ+ Couples

Tax & Estate Strategies Update for Married LGBTQ+ Couples   In this age of marriage equality, there are new possibilities.   The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision streamlined tax and estate strategizing for married LGBTQ+ couples. If you are filing a joint tax return for this year or thinking about updating your estate…

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Conquering Retirement Challenges for Women

Conquering Retirement Challenges for Women   Looking ahead can help you conquer these unique obstacles.     When it comes to retirement, some women face obstacles that can make saving for retirement a challenge. Women typically earn less than their male counterparts and often take time out of the workforce to care for children or…

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Good News- Continued Economic Recovery

In this week’s recap: Stocks power higher, while the Dow makes a few changes. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced relentlessly last week on positive COVID-19 developments, encouraging economic data, and a supportive policy shift in the Fed’s approach to its target inflation rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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Stocks Reached New Highs, Atlanta

In this week’s recap: Stocks Reached New Highs, erasing steep losses from February and March. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks powered to another week of gains as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set multiple new record highs along the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially unchanged while…

COVID-19 Cases Slow  & Stocks Rise

COVID-19 Cases Slow & Stocks Rise

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, and consumer prices jump; COVID-19 cases slow; Congressional talks stall. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices drifted higher in an otherwise quiet news week, as a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases outweighed a Congressional impasse on a new fiscal spending measure. The Dow…