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
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
Markets (and some premiums) Bounce Back
What a difference a few months can make! A few months at the end of 2018 turned U.S. stock returns negative and made international stocks to decline further for the year. Now, just a few months a... Read more
Do Surprises Really Move Markets?
French economist Louis Bachelier long ago remarked: “Clearly the price considered most likely by the market is the true current price: if the market judged otherwise, it would not quote this pric... Read more
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