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Market Commentary: Markets See Huge Boost as Optimism Outweighs Slowed Reopening

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Market Commentary: Markets See Huge Boost as Optimism Outweighs Slowed Reopening

The S&P 500 wrapped up its best quarter since 1998, gaining 20.5%, amid a strong employment report and continued concerns as the United States and the world posted a record number of coronavirus cases.

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Paying Off Debt: As You Work Toward Debt Freedom, is the Snowball or Avalanche Method Right for You?

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Paying Off Debt: As You Work Toward Debt Freedom, is the Snowball or Avalanche Method Right for You?

Debt consolidation and repayment takes up a lot of America’s bandwidth. You can’t watch TV, especially daytime TV, without seeing at least one advertisement promising you freedom from debt – call now! These gimmicks are hit-and-usually-miss, but the sheer ubiquity of this conversation tells us it’s on everyone’s mind.

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Dips as COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Market Commentary: S&P 500 Dips as COVID-19 Cases Surge

The daily total for new virus cases topped 40,000 as a resurgence in the South and Southwest pushed new cases to an all-time-record high. Some states are reporting record hospitalizations and pausing or reversing reopenings. Initial unemployment claims, as shown in Figure 1, remain close to 1.5 million.

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Tax Planning in 2020: What to Expect This Year and Beyond

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Tax Planning in 2020: What to Expect This Year and Beyond

With all the questions surrounding tax filing for 2020 and beyond, learn what you need to know about funding retirement accounts before July 15 and how retirees should handle the changes from new legislation. Click Here to Watch the Webinar

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Ep 3: Finding Hidden Gems in Your Retirement Plan

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Ep 3: Finding Hidden Gems in Your Retirement Plan

If you’re like many others, you may have some financial accounts that you haven’t paid much attention to recently. The statements are just collecting dust in your file cabinet, but they might actually be hidden gems that could be put to much better use. Let’s talk about some of the accounts that people tend to ignore for too long.

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Market Commentary: Retail Sales Jump as States Loosen Restrictions

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Market Commentary: Retail Sales Jump as States Loosen Restrictions

Retail sales and food services jumped 17.7% in May, beating estimates of 8% growth. The strong rebound follows sharp declines the previous month created by social distancing. Even with the increase, sales are still 6.1% below where they were one year ago.

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6 Planning Opportunities for 401(k)s in Light of the SECURE Act

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6 Planning Opportunities for 401(k)s in Light of the SECURE Act

By the very name, the SECURE Act – or Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act – is designed to enhance retirement savings. There are several provisions in the new law to help accomplish this goal.

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Under the Influence – My View from my Home 2020

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Under the Influence – My View from my Home 2020

By Shawndi Purselley, CFP®, CDFA®, Owner and Co-Founder, Wealth Advisor My blogs have always focused on how I have been influenced over the years by my own life experiences.  I make a point of using my own personal life as a teaching tool for others.    Today I want to write a different type of blog:  What has 2020 taught me?

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Market Commentary: Fed Committed to Near-Zero Rates, S&P Dips

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Market Commentary: Fed Committed to Near-Zero Rates, S&P Dips

The S&P 500 dropped 4.7% last week on concerns the uptick in new coronavirus cases would persist and slow the economic rally. The surprising job growth reported two weeks ago suggested the economy was rallying more quickly than expected and boosted investor optimism. But the recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations in some states caused investors to ratchet back their expectations for how fast the economy will recover.

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Ep 2: Planning Too Much For Vacation And Too Little For Retirement

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Ep 2: Planning Too Much For Vacation And Too Little For Retirement

Why in the world do we spend so much time planning our summer vacations and so little time preparing for that really big (and long) vacation we call retirement? That’s the question Jeff will pose to Shawndi and Brian on today’s show. We’ll talk about favorite vacations and also some of the parallels between that diligent vacation preparation and what it can teach us about getting ready for retirement. Subscribe To The Show On Your Favorite App:

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