Global Market Commentary October 2020

Global Market Commentary October 2020

Earlier hopes for both a vaccine and U.S. stimulus finally faded in October, as investors became frustrated with the lack of progress on both fronts. Global equities sold off, with the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) falling 2.43%. In the U.S., the bellwether...

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AICPA Highlights 6 Recent Personal Finance Trends

AICPA Highlights 6 Recent Personal Finance Trends

The American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) recently published a list of personal finance trends that we should all be concerned about. These trends highlight the fact that almost 63 percent of Americans today are unable to pass a basic financial literacy test. Here are...

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It’s Never Too Late to Save

It’s Never Too Late to Save

Retirement can sneak up on you. At one time, it seemed like a lifetime away, now it may be just around the corner. At one time you planned on working forever, but now you can admit that the thought of retiring has its benefits. Perhaps you’ve found yourself...

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Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Finance Cost of Owning a Pet

Has a dog or cat grabbed hold of your heart? It doesn’t take much. A paw on the arm. A lick on the nose, or a soft purr or whimper can turn most of us into dog or cat parents in minutes. With animal shelters across the U.S. frequently at their max, there are a record...

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Avoiding Retirement Woes

Avoiding Retirement Woes

How to Avoid Retirement Woes According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the top concern of retirees is running out of money. While it’s a known fact that many of us don’t begin to save for retirement when we should, it appears that nearly half of all current...

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Top 5 Things 20-Somethings Need to Do

Top 5 Things 20-Somethings Need to Do

If you’re in your 20s, rejoice! You’re in a great position to create the life you want, starting with a secure financial future. While it’s common to feel overwhelmed when entering the workforce full time, there are a lot of things you can do fresh out of college that...

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How to Start Investing

How to Start Investing

If you’re interested in beginning to invest but are nervous, or simply don’t have a lot of money to invest, why not start slow? There are a multitude of ways to get started without risking a lot of money in the process. If you have $1,000 and are ready to start...

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Social Security History and Benefits

Social Security History and Benefits

Created as a result of the Great Depression, The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt in 1935; mainly due to the rise in poverty of the nation’s elderly population. The act was designed to provide retired workers ages 65 and older with a...

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