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‘Supply chain Struggles’

‘Supply chain Struggles’

Blog“Supply Chain Struggles"   This weeks thought, first appeared in Yahoo Finance’s morning brief.  With all else being equal, economic times are hard enough as we come out of the pandemic.  However, as we do this, and demand spikes back up, we are seeing...

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“The Supply Crunch for Talent”

“The Supply Crunch for Talent”

Blog   “The Supply Crunch for Talent”   Thankfully, the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing since April of 2020 when it was 14.8% at its peak.  As of August, 2021, the unemployment rate is now back down to 5.2% (it was as low as 3.5% before...

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“Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead”

“Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead”

Blog “Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead​"   Rob Lovelace, an equity portfolio manager with the Capital Group was recently interviewed about his 2021 outlook.  This week, we dive into some of the questions he was asked and what he sees on the horizon for equity...

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“What are the Actual Details of the $1.9T Stimulus?”

“What are the Actual Details of the $1.9T Stimulus?”

Blog “What are the Actual Details of the $1.9T Stimulus?​"   The President and Congress recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act which amounted to $1.9 Trillion.  If you read that without having to pause, you’re not alone.  I think we’ve become quite...

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“Investing Lessons from 2020”

“Investing Lessons from 2020”

Blog "Investing Lessons from 2020"   Most of us want to leave 2020 behind (myself included), as it was a year filled with difficulty and heartache for many.  However, the year was filled with investing lessons that I think are worth noting for years to come.  I...

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Two Very Different Economic Stories

Two Very Different Economic Stories

Blog“Two Very Different Economic Stories"   There are two economic stories that seem to be currently flying under the radar.  With an inundation of news and media outlets it’s hard to believe anything would fly under the radar, but I certainly haven’t heard much...

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Your Goals > Market Movements

Your Goals > Market Movements

Blog“Your Goals > Stock Market Movements"   Given all of the uncertainty surrounding this election week, I thought it was an important reminder that our personal (and long-term) financial goals are more important than short term stock movements.  The below is...

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The Coronavirus Housing Boom

The Coronavirus Housing Boom

Blog “The Coronavirus Housing Boom"   If one thing is certain, we have all been spending more time in our homes over the past 6 months compared to the months and years prior.  While many sectors of the economy have been negatively impacted from the pandemic,...

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Trends in a Post-COVID World

Trends in a Post-COVID World

Blog “Trends in a Post-COVID World" Where is the stock market going from here?  Why has the market recovered so quickly?  If we don’t find a vaccine for the virus soon, will we see a huge drop in the market?  These are all common questions we are getting from clients...

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When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Blog “When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?" This week’s post is a revamped version of a post from 2019.  With mortgage rates now at historic lows, we feel it is valuable to revisit this idea.   Everybody loves to save money, and since we are in a period of...

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A Checklist a Decade Away from Retirement

A Checklist a Decade Away from Retirement

Blog“A Checklist a Decade Away from Retirement" For many individuals, saving for retirement is not high on their priority list until those years begin to come into focus.  As you begin the count down to retirement, the pressure can mount, and nerves can start to set...

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Why Is the Stock Market Going Up?

Why Is the Stock Market Going Up?

Blog“Why is the Stock Market Going Up?" Despite record unemployment levels and economic uncertainty that we haven’t seen since 2008, the stock market continues to rally from it’s lows in late March.  From January 1st, 2020 to March 23rd, 2020 the S&P 500 index was...

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Is Now the Time for Individual Stocks?

Is Now the Time for Individual Stocks?

Blog“Is Now the Time for Individual Stocks?" As people across the globe are being told to stay put in their homes, it’s not surprising to see some companies suffering more than others. Our normal routines are turned upside down, and so are our normal consumer spending...

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The Necessity of an Emergency Fund

The Necessity of an Emergency Fund

“The Necessity of an Emergency Fund" If the last couple of months has taught us anything it is that the often talked about, but rarely pursued emergency fund is the essential cornerstone of a financial plan.  Whether this is for a single individual, married couple,...

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Highlights from Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Highlights from Coronavirus Stimulus Package

“Highlights from Coronavirus Stimulus Package" The recent $2.2 Trillion stimulus package approved by the federal government is the single largest package in our country’s history.  It shows that the federal government is taking this virus very seriously, and...

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What Could a Recovery Look Like?

What Could a Recovery Look Like?

“What Could a Recovery Look Like?" A recent article coming out of the Capital Group did a great job of outlining what a recovery from the Coronavirus could look like.  The unbiased takeaways are that COVID-19 will certainly have (and already has) major impacts on the...

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Benefits of Buying Into the Market Over Time

Benefits of Buying Into the Market Over Time

“Benefits of Buying Into the Market Over Time" I’ve received several questions over the past month about where the “bottom” of the stock market is and when is the right time to buy back in?  While I appreciate that these people have sought out my advice, the reality...

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Making Sense of Market Volatility

Making Sense of Market Volatility

“Making Sense of Market Volatility" No doubt most of you would have seen the headlines the past couple of weeks as markets rose and fell quite dramatically.  While we agree there will be financial impacts felt by the global economy, we can’t help but think that...

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What to Make of the Corona Virus Impact

What to Make of the Corona Virus Impact

“What to Make of the Corona Virus Impact" We’ve all seen the news recently as cases of COVID-19 (AKA Corona Virus) have increased not only across China, but also spread into countries such as Italy, Iran, and South Korea.  What should we make of this outbreak and the...

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