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When a 15-year Mortgage is the Right Way to Go

Why is a 30-year mortgage the standard? For many homebuyers, it's due to affordability. Monthly payments are lower on longer-term loans. But for some, a 15-year is a great fit. Let's take a look...

IRS simplifies procedure for obtaining extension to make portability election

An estate now has additional time to make a portability election without filing a ruling request. The IRS has also simplified the procedure.

June 2017 Investment Update

The U.S. economy continues to expand at a steady pace, albeit a slow one. The overall employment picture continues to improve, with employers adding 138,000 jobs in May 2017.

Investment Overview: 2nd Quarter 2017

The U.S. economy continues to expand at a steady pace, albeit a slow one. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2017.

Why Not to Live Within Your Means

We often hear the advice “Live within your means”, and we think of it as sound, prudent advice. However, there are certain situations which that advice becomes not only irrelevant, but problematic.

What's Your Risk Tolerance and Why Does It Matter?

Understanding your risk tolerance is one of the most important aspects of investing and something that takes a fair amount of “soul searching”. However, attempting to invest without that knowledge…is

Current Developments in Retirement Plans

The Department of Labor’s expanded definition of “fiduciary” and related prohibited transaction exemptions became effective June 9.

May 2017 Investment Update

Market returns were generally positive in May, with strong corporate earnings backdrop and a strengthening economic outlook. Mid‐May political tensions led to a 46% spike in the CBOE Volatility Index.

5 Ways to Save Money When Refinancing Your Auto Loan

Your friends and family keep suggesting to refinance your auto loan but you aren’t quite sure if it’s truly worth your time to do that.

Emotional Investing

We like to think that since the advent of modern portfolio management practices, investing in stocks and bonds has become a cerebral, analytical process with no room for emotion. The truth is that

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