Should You Worry About an Inverted Yield Curve?
Ever since December 3, 2018, when the yield curve inverted (with the yield of 2.83 percent on the five-year Treasury note one basis point lower than the yield of 2.84 percent on the three-year Tr... Read more
Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake
When the subject of Social Security comes up during retirement planning conversations, both younger and older investors often greet it with a healthy dose of cynicism. Such discussions tend to in... Read more
Why Is Inflation So Low? (And What to Do About It)
Ronald Reagan famously described inflation as being “as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hitman.” While the inflation experienced under President Reagan w... Read more
Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars
“We’re On The Brink Of An All-Out Trade War!” “Market Futures Fall As Investors Anticipate New Tariffs!” “What Will Happen If Trade Tensions Escalate!?” Chances are you’ve seen headlines like the... Read more
Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement
While about 10,000 Americans retire daily, most people seem to spend less time planning for retirement than they do for vacation. According to a 2016 survey by GoBankingRates, the result is that... Read more
Tim Maurer’s Top 10 Personal Finance Books
By Tim Maurer
Tim Maurer was assigned a task: put together a list of his five favorite books from the world of personal finance. He came up with 10. In this video, Maurer, director of advisor development for t... Read more
A Guide to Starting Family Financial Conversations
By Jeff Johnson
I’ve been a close observer of the way families make, communicate and implement financial decisions for most of the last four decades. In that time, I have learned that many individuals and couple... Read more
3 Essentials to Consider Before Selecting a Business Partner
Hiring staff and finding new partners can be one of the greatest enhancements — or the greatest detriments — to your business. In this article, I’d like to share a few insights and some things I’... Read more
Investing Is Hard — Get Help from a Trusted Advisor
Some things are just too difficult or stressful to do on your own. Like a dietitian or a personal trainer, a financial advisor can help set up the right plan for you, then monitor and motivate yo... Read more
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