Since 2002, the US has been in a long-term secular bear market that some have described as the lost decade. Although the US is still the largest economy on earth in GDP terms; chronic deficits, unsustainable debt, and the global banking crisis since 2008 have called into question the viability of the traditional "Buy, Hold, & Hope" investment philosophy. As we enter our second decade of low returns investors are demanding both a DEFENSIVE approach that protects on the downside while providing OFFENSIVE strategies for growth of their portfolios.
An Overview of Renter’s Insurance
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.