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The two big fears concerning Wall Street right now

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 27, 2018 5:12:00 PM

Large U.S. stocks closed at a record high on Friday, finally recovering from the correction (as defined by a drop of 10% or more) that began in January.

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Topics: Economics

Here’s why your 401(k) balance is lying to you

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 22, 2018 5:05:00 PM

Just recently, the brokerage firm Fidelity shared some noteworthy news: there are now a record-breaking number of “401(k) millionaires” among the 401(k) plans it administers. This exclusive group is about 168,000 strong, up from 118,000 last year. 

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Topics: Retirement Planning, Investing

Fed Chair Powell in the spotlight this week

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 20, 2018 5:03:00 PM

Wall Street will be focused on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday, August 24th.

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Topics: Economics

A new, unique way to think about saving

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 15, 2018 4:56:00 PM

When you hear the phrase “saving money,” what comes to mind? Take a few seconds to think of a few related words. We’ll wait.

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Topics: Retirement Planning

Wall Street nervous about international problems

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 13, 2018 4:53:00 PM

International concerns weighed on U.S. markets last week, as Wall Street’s nerves were high due to Turkey’s currency plunging, ‘Brexit’ negotiations stalling, and the trade spat with China not letting up.

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Topics: Economics, Investing

Be careful of the ‘4% Rule'

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 8, 2018 4:50:00 PM

As you plan for retirement, you might come across something called the “4% Rule.” Its premise? If you take out 4% from your accounts in your first year of retirement (then adjust that amount each ensuing year for inflation), you would have enough money to last you 30 years. What a promise!

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Topics: Retirement Planning

Solid job growth, but tariffs still in the spotlight

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 6, 2018 4:48:00 PM

The robust job market continues be an important force in the U.S. economy.

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Topics: Economics

Shop tax-free this weekend!

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Aug 1, 2018 10:52:00 AM

Take just one look inside Tri-State stores and you’ll know right away: it’s officially back-to-school time! And if you have kids going back to school, you know that everything from crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, electronics, and clothes will be eating up your budget this month.

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U.S. growth hits it out of the park

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 30, 2018 8:43:00 AM

The U.S. economy surged 4.1% from April through June, which was its fastest pace since late 2014. The growth was driven by spending by you (the consumer), business spending, and an increase in exports.

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Topics: Economics

Why you're saving too much in your 401(k)

Posted by The Simply Money Advisors Team on Jul 25, 2018 8:47:00 AM

How much are you saving in your traditional 401(k)? Something like 7% of your paycheck? 10%? More?

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Topics: 401(k)


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