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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How to Incorporate Your Passion (Like Golf) Into Your Financial Plan

  I’m going to wager that you absolutely love golf, which is probably why you’re reading this magazine. It’s a fantastic sport, but it can also be an expensive sport when you start to add up the green fees, cart rental, golf gloves, shoes and apparel, golf clubs, golf balls, bags and miscellaneous equipment, tournament…

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Lunch and Learn- Social Security 101

Confused about your Social Security benefits and need some answers? With over 2,700 regulations that govern Social Security, it’s not surprising that few people feel confident with the Social Security claiming process.  At this seminar you will get to hear from National Social Security expert, Faye Sykes and get her years of knowledge about Social…

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Why did Inflation Retreat Last Week?

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH, INFLATION RETREATS December brought a 0.1% decline in the Consumer Price Index, the first in nine months. As in November, cheaper gasoline was a factor: gas prices took a 7.5% monthly fall. The CPI advanced 1.9% across 2018. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, rose 0.2%…

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Stocks Up as Milestone Passes- Georgia weathers the storm.

Last week, the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, which roared through the Carolinas and Georgia. As investors kept their eyes on the weather and its potential for destruction, estimates emerged of up to $27 billion in hurricane damage. This potential for damage contributed to insurance companies in the S&P 500 declining last week.[1] While the…

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