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Market Update - April 19, 2019

In a low-volume week shortened by the Good Friday holiday, U.S. stocks were mixed, with mega-caps gaining, while small caps lost a bit of ground. In fact, the VIX volatility measure reached an eight-month low during the week, with little headline news to move the needle in either direction as of late.

Morning Market Review April 23, 2019

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Morning Market Review April 22, 2019

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Pay Yourself First - The Holy Grail of Personal Finance

Remember way back to your first paycheck. The moment you open the envelope anticipating the windfall when all your hard work pays off. Then, like a swift kick to your gut, realty hits. Your takeaway earnings are almost always way lower than what you expected.

APR 2019: The Habits of Super Savers

NOTE: Areas with blue text show the most recent market updates since the December Capital Highlights email.

Current State of Interest Rates

By Kevin Chambers

Since 2008, interest rates around the world have been kept incredibly low by governments and central banks. In the US, interest rates have been inching up the last couple of years. Globally, interest rates in the developed world are still very low, and in some countries have remained negative.

Avoiding Retirement Woes

How to Avoid Retirement Woes

5 Myths About Social Security

Submitted by Kate Hennessy on April 18, 2019

As I get older, I’ve become more curious about Social Security.  I’m in my mid 40s and I have been paying into the system since high school. Hopefully, I’m 20+ years out from claiming benefits but  given how fast life goes by, it’s never too early to start thinking about and planning for Social Security. It’s a topic that many people shy away from, but in planning for your financial future, it’s an income stream that needs to be accounted for in a financial plan.

To kick off our series of articles on this topic, I am starting with 5 myths about Social Security:

1st Quarter 2019 Market Review

By Michael D. Karstens, CFP, AIFA

 

Last January we wrote the following:

4 Ways to Help Ensure You Won’t Outlive Your Retirement Money

If you have anxiety about outliving your retirement savings, you have company. Roughly 37 percent of current retirees say outliving their money is a big worry.

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