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Options to Save: What Types Of Accounts are For You?

Options to Save: What Types Of Accounts are For You? You’ve committed to saving for your future self, for emergencies, for vacations, for travel, for your goals, and for your dreams. Your promise was met by action: you monitor your spending, stay within your budget, and make sure you pay yourself first. Now in the…

Weekly Article 2021 (18)

Tech Remains Under Pressure

In this week’s recap: Weakness in tech and high-growth stocks leads to a rocky week; Yellen and Powell signal optimism. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A rocky week with wide price swings led to mixed results for stocks last week, as investors grappled with anxieties over economic growth and weakness in…

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How to Reduce Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (And When Not To)

How to Reduce Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (And When Not To) According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, “Your debt-to-income ratio is all your monthly debt payments divided by your gross monthly income. This number is one way that lenders measure your ability to manage the monthly payments to repay the money you plan to borrow.”…

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A Week of Ups and Downs

In this week’s recap: A week of ups and downs leaves modest losses at week’s end. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Rising bond yields and improving economic conditions led to a choppy week of trading that ended in modest losses for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.46%, while…

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COVID-19 fiscal relief bill signed into law

In this week’s recap: The White House signs COVID-19 fiscal relief bill into law; the economy reacted positively. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks touched new record highs last week as bond yields steadied, a fiscal relief bill was signed into law, and confidence in a strong economic recovery grew.…

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U.S. Dollar’s Surprising Strength

In this week’s recap: Stocks have a mixed reaction to rising bond yields and increasing inflation. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were mixed last week as rising bond yields and heightening inflation fears sent stocks on a wild ride, capped by a remarkable Friday afternoon rally. The Dow Jones…

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Changes to Paycheck Protection

Changes to Paycheck Protection Information for small business owners to consider.   On Monday, Feb. 22, the White House announced several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that went into effect on Wednesday, Feb. 24. These changes are intended to further target “the smallest businesses and those that have been left behind in previous…

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Bonds Rising Rates Derail Stocks

In this week’s recap: Rising bond yields deliver a blow to stocks; Fed Chair affirms commitment to current money policy. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks dropped amid rising long-term bond yields, with sharp declines in high-valuation growth stocks leading the overall market lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped…

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Economic data painted a mixed picture of the economy

In this week’s recap: Accommodative Fed policies lead to inflation concerns. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Rising bond yields dampened investor enthusiasm for high-multiple growth companies last week, sending market averages mostly lower in a holiday-shortened week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11% for the week. But…

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Annual Tax Guide – A Guide to 2021 Tax Law Changes

  How to Prepare for Tax Season     In this guide, we’ll explore ways to help you prepare for the upcoming tax season.   Keep in mind, this guide is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for real-life advice, so make sure to consult your tax, legal, and accounting professionals before…