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August 28, 2019
Should You Worry About an Inverted Yield Curve?

By Larry Swedroe

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

Volatility

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August 23, 2019
Why Dismissing Social Security in Your Retirement Plan Is a Mistake

By Jarrett Simpson

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

Financial Planning / Retirement

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July 18, 2019
Plan for the Unexpected

By Loring Ward Team

As you are packing for a trip to another city, you prudently decide to check the 10-day weather forecast there. If it will be cold, you pack a heavy coat. If it is supposed to rain, you bring an... Read more

Financial Planning

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July 11, 2019
Why Is Inflation So Low? (And What to Do About It)

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

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

Investing

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June 17, 2019
Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars

By Loring Ward Team

“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

Financial Planning / Investing

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May 23, 2019
Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement

By Larry Swedroe

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

Retirement

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May 15, 2019
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

Financial Planning / Investing

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May 10, 2019
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

Financial Planning

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April 30, 2019
3 Essentials to Consider Before Selecting a Business Partner

By Steven J. Atkinson

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

Practice Management

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April 26, 2019
Investing Is Hard — Get Help from a Trusted Advisor

By Loring Ward Team

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

Financial Planning

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