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Wise money moves for parents under 40. As you start a family, you start to think about certain financial matters. Before you became a mom or dad, you may not have thought about them much, but so much changes whenContinue Reading
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August 15, 2017

Markets in Under a Minute 8/14/2017


Nate Lewis

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Last week was a little rough for Wall Street.  The strained relationship with North Korea could be the culprit.  The Dow dipped below the 22,000 milestone and closed at 21,858.32 on Friday.  The S&P 500 fell below 2,442 as well. Continue Reading
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TAME INFLATION PERSISTS Can the Federal Reserve justify another interest rate hike in the second half of 2017? Given weak inflation pressure, maybe not. The central bank has set a 2% yearly inflation target, but the Consumer Price Index roseContinue Reading
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August 11, 2017

Translating Stock Market Jargon


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The meaning behind some of that Wall Street lingo. Have you ever been confused by the jargon used on Wall Street? Perhaps it is time to translate some of those esoteric stock market terms into plain English. Blue chips: ThisContinue Reading
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August 9, 2017

How To Make Your Money Work For You


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Compounding interest can be a wonderful thing. Everyone is told to save for retirement early. Everyone is told to save consistently. You may wonder: just what kind of difference might an early start and ongoing account contributions make? I’ll shareContinue Reading
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August 7, 2017

Preventing a Debit Card Hack


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How can you plan to protect yourself against this increasingly common crime? Debit card data theft has surged lately. According to FICO’s Card Alert Service, the number of businesses or ATM locations where debit cards were hacked rose 26% fromContinue Reading
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August 7, 2017

Monthly Economic Update August 2017


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THE MONTH IN BRIEF The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.54% in July as earnings announcements and fundamental indicators provided a lift for the blue chips and other stock market indices. Hiring and manufacturing data was particularly reassuring. Annualized inflationContinue Reading
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August 7, 2017

Markets In Under A Minute 8/7/2017


Nate Lewis

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Markets edging higher. The Dow hit 22,000 last week.  This is the Dow’s third 1,000 point milestone of the year.  It broke 20,000 January 25th and went through 21,000 on March 1st.1 The S&P 500 inched closer to 2500 whenContinue Reading
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LATEST JOBS REPORT BRINGS GOOD NEWS U.S. payrolls swelled with 209,000 net new workers in July, according to the Department of Labor. That beat the 183,000 estimate by analysts surveyed by Reuters. About 53,000 of the hires were at restaurantsContinue Reading
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August 4, 2017

Now there are two kinds of Bitcoin?


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Bitcoin splits in two.  A feud has forced a “hard fork” for the original altcoin. There are now two kinds of bitcoin. A governance dispute over how to manage bitcoin transactions has prompted a spinoff of the cybercurrency: bitcoin cash.Continue Reading
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