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Social Security and Medicare Face Financial Challenges

Most Americans will eventually receive Social Security and Medicare benefits. Each year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release lengthy reports to Congress that...


Coping with Market Volatility

If you've been watching the market lately, perhaps the first question on your mind is, "Should I make a big change in my investments?" In reality, a volatile market isn't the best time to do a...


Financial Impact of Major Life Events

A new job, marriage, the birth of a child, divorce, retirement, job loss, unexpected illness, and long-term care needs are all common examples of major life events that require a reassessment of...


Make Your List and Check It Twice

As we dash into the holiday season, many of us are preparing lists --- holiday card recipients, gifts for friends and family, or menu items for festive meals. Reviewing your financial plan,...


Do I Have My Estate Planning Documents In Order?

Have you ever thought about your estate plan? We think about and plan many things in life such as when and where to go on vacation, how to save for retirement, when to buy a house, when to get...


Cautious Optimism

I have used the phrase "cautious optimism" many times during my career; I have used it several times in the last eighteen months. For investors, cautious optimism could be described as being risk-...


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