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Insurance When You Marry After 40

When you marry, you buy life insurance. Right? You buy it out of consideration for your spouse, and also realize that in the event of either your untimely death or your spouse’s untimely death, your household could be left with one income to shoulder expenses that may not lessen.   These days, people are marrying…

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It’s time for your life insurance checkup.

It’s time for your life insurance checkup.    As the end of the year approaches, we tend to focus on family and creating positive changes into the new year, so it’s a great time to review your coverage.1 Especially if you have had any life-changing shifts in the last few years like getting married, becoming…

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Life Insurance with Extended-Care Riders

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed extended-care policies. While the specific policy information varies from company to company, in general, the pandemic has made it more difficult to qualify for extended-care policies. This can be particularly challenging if you’re in a high-risk group.   Around 7 out of every 10 seniors are projected to need extended…

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Annual Financial To-Do List

Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.  What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is an excellent time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to managing your taxes.…

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Your Year-End Financial Checklist 2021

    The end of the year can help remind us of last-minute things we need to address and the goals we want to accomplish. To that end, here are some aspects of your financial life to think about as this year leads into the next.   Keep in mind, this article is for informational…

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An Ugly Week

In this week’s recap: Stalemate in the Capitol; Powell says inflation may stay longer than expected. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Higher bond yields and a legislative stalemate in Washington, D.C., added up to losses for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.36%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500…

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Taking the Economic Pulse

In this week’s recap: Despite signs of a good economy, stocks have a lackluster week. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks weakened ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting and amid persistent concerns about the Delta variant’s impact on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.07%), while the…

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Powell provides Further Insight into Fed Plans

In this week’s recap: Federal Reserve says tapering likely in 2021, but no interest rate hikes for now. Weekly Economic Update   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The stock market powered to record levels last week amid talk of Fed tapering and a deceleration in new Delta variant cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained…

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Taper By Year End?

In this week’s recap: A Fed taper may loom; economic data mixed. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks turned lower last week amid the increasing probability of a Fed tapering, mixed economic data, and growing concerns about the economic impact of the Delta variant. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped…

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Markets pushed and pulled by Delta variant news

In this week’s recap: Despite Delta variant fears, stocks rise on strong jobs, strong earnings reports. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Overcoming jitters about the Delta variant and the reintroduction of mask requirements, stocks climbed higher on strong employment data and a fresh batch of strong corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial…