In this week’s recap: The markets went back to basics this week, showing optimism for positive COVID-19 news. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks notched strong gains last week, paced by a string of solid economic reports and consensus-beating corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.89%, while the Standard &…

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The Paycheck Protection Program has been reestablished with $137 billion for second draw loans for still struggling small business owners.  Second-draw PPP loans are open to businesses that applied for the first round of money back in the spring of 2020.  PPP loans look to create a second infusion of money to small businesses that…

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In this week’s recap: Mixed news elicits a mixed reaction from the markets; incoming Biden Administration outlines stimulus plan. Weekly Economic Update     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Markets drifted lower last week as uninspired investors digested mixed news on the economic front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.91% while the Standard &…

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Is Your Money Really Going Towards Your Goals? Tracking where your money is spent is the first step to creating a budget. A budget finds the balance between your needs and wants, your present and future, and your current enjoyment and your long-term goals. [1] Budgets are the roadmap to how you will fund your…

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How To Make SMART Financial Goals Last year was history making. Widespread and rapid shifts in how we interacted with the outside world touched every aspect of our lives. For many it was a challenging year financially with unemployment hitting the service, travel, and entertainment industries disproportionally harsher than other businesses.[1] But even if you…

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