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Should I Use Gold or Bitcoin in my Diversified Portfolio?

With the quarter ending Thursday, March 28th, 2024, and the S&P 500 returning over 10%, the Russell 2000 coming in around 5%, and the...

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Should I Use Gold or Bitcoin in my Diversified Portfolio?

Election Coverage 2024: Presidential Elections & Their Impact on Markets

How about some good news as it relates to your retirement and investment portfolio? It's 2024, and it's an election year! That might seem...

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Election Coverage 2024: Presidential Elections & Their Impact on Markets

How to Navigate a Bull Market: Lessons Learned from 2023's Exceptional Returns

2023 marked an inflection point for markets with strong gains across both stocks and bonds. The S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq generated...

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How to Navigate a Bull Market: Lessons Learned from 2023's Exceptional Returns

Seasonal Patterns: What Do They Mean? Santa Claus Rally, January Effect and Sell in May and Go Away

The Santa Claus Rally sounds great, right?! The Jolly Saint Nick comes to town, bringing little Johnny a nice new toy and simultaneously...

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Seasonal Patterns: What Do They Mean? Santa Claus Rally, January Effect and Sell in May and Go Away

Financial Planning & The Bible: Retire to Something - Not from Something

I recently stumbled upon a stat that got me thinking. It said, "that people who work longer are living longer". We've all heard the...

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Financial Planning & The Bible: Retire to Something - Not from Something

Israel War & My Portfolio: Pray, Give & Stay Disciplined

We truly are blessed in America. A phrase we often say but it's meaning takes on a crisper form when you can compare how easy our lives...

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Israel War & My Portfolio: Pray, Give & Stay Disciplined

The Benefits of a Sale-Leaseback Arrangement for Elderly Clients and Their Families

By a mile, the most asked question I get is, "am I ready to retire?" Retirement is technically the single largest expense you'll ever...

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The Benefits of a Sale-Leaseback Arrangement for Elderly Clients and Their Families

Ben & Arthur: Why Investing Early Is the Key to Achieving Financial Goals

Ben and Arthur - I wonder if any parents having two sons have ever named their children Ben & Arthur. I would assume so, but hopefully,...

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Ben & Arthur: Why Investing Early Is the Key to Achieving Financial Goals

Why Bonds Are Still Essential for the Retirees Portfolio

My wife is a high school women's basketball coach. As such, and considering we have one daughter in junior high and one in late...

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Why Bonds Are Still Essential for the Retirees Portfolio

Personal Savings, Record Credit Card Debt & Their Effect on the Economy

About two weeks ago, we were all hit with the clickbait headline, "credit card balances hit $1 trillion". Immediately, people used this...

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Personal Savings, Record Credit Card Debt & Their Effect on the Economy

WHAT THE HOPE OF A SOFT LANDING MEANS FOR THE FED AND INVESTORS

Hopefully, you'll excuse my two-week hiatus from "What We Learned in the Markets." I'll be back next week and better than ever when I...

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WHAT THE HOPE OF A SOFT LANDING MEANS FOR THE FED AND INVESTORS

WHY COLLEGE PLANNING IS A CORE PART OF ANY FINANCIAL PLAN

Activate Baby Step 5. Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to create financial independence for yourself by saving 15% of your...

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WHY COLLEGE PLANNING IS A CORE PART OF ANY FINANCIAL PLAN

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