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Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much is Enough? An emergency fund may help alleviate the stress associated with a financial crisis.      Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing, and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then,…

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Weekly Update: Turbulence due to Trade Tensions

In this week’s recap: tariffs and U.S.-China trade tensions once again become the talk of Wall Street, and U.S. stocks end up lower, week-over-week. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China…

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Weekly Update: Giant wave of IPOs Continues

In this week’s recap: domestic and international stocks sell off as higher tariffs go into effect for Chinese goods coming to the U.S., while the wave of notable initial public offerings continues. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET As we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on…

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How to Take Charge of Your Financial Life, Atlanta

Taking Charge of Your Financial Life Delegating responsibilities to others may lead to problems down the road.   When you are putting together a household, it isn’t unusual to delegate responsibilities. One spouse or partner may take on the laundry, while another takes on the shopping. You might also decide which one of you vacuums…

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Weekly Update: Indications of Thriving Economy

In this week’s recap: the Federal Reserve stands pat on interest rates, key indicators show strength, and stocks end the week little changed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were up and down last week, and the three major benchmarks ended up little changed after five trading days. The S&P 500 rose…

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