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The Changing Face of America: Dual Income Families

The Changing Face of America: Dual Income Families

The concept of the “traditional” American family is continually changing. The dual income family—with both spouses maintaining separate careers and contributing to the financial success of the household—has now become commonplace.

Remarkable Rise Of ESG Investing

Remarkable Rise Of ESG Investing

Responsible investing is widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance factors – hence the ESG acronym – into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of issues that traditionally are not part of financial analysis, yet may have financial relevance for investor

3 Gurus' Timeless Wisdom

3 Gurus' Timeless Wisdom

Follow investment gurus to avoid investment mistakes. When things seem unsettled, a trio of these savants offer timeless advice you should heed.

Such words of wisdom are especially appropriate amid current turbulent circumstances: a rocky bond market that perhaps signals the end of a 30-year bull run, U.S. stocks recently hitting new highs, troubling overseas developments such as Syria’s civil war and the ongoing fight in Congress.

Mutual Funds or ETFs?

Mutual Funds or ETFs?

For many investors, mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are the “go to” vehicles for those seeking broad diversification and access to a wide array of asset classes.

You have to Risk It to win the Biscuit

You have to Risk It to win the Biscuit

Risk and return go hand in hand with investing. Risk is unavoidable. In order to generate returns, investments must carry some degree of risk. But not investing is also risky, as you take the chance of not having enough money to meet your financial goals. 

Retirement Buckets

Retirement Buckets

After years of saving for retirement, you’ll eventually be ready to start spending the money you’ve worked so hard to set aside. As you make the transition into retirement, you may worry about how much you can comfortably afford to spend without depleting your assets too quickly.

Market Turmoil

Market Turmoil

Markets got off to a rocky start this year, with a major selloff dominating the news in the first half of the quarter. While they have regained a good deal of ground, stocks remain skittish, with small companies and international developed markets continuing to trail U.S. large cap stocks. Emerging markets were the strongest performer this quarter although they have still not fully recovered from last year’s poor performance.

Crying Wolf on a Daily Basis

Crying Wolf on a Daily Basis

If you want our attention, you have to push the envelope because everyone is fighting for it. How did the desire for information turn from the essential to the trivial? When did headlines begin to grab, formulate and declare relevance? Maybe reality TV is to blame.

Are We Ruled by Emotion?

Are We Ruled by Emotion?

If asked, most people would probably say they are rational individuals who make wise decisions. Indeed, logical thinking and prudent behavior are the norm for the majority of people in most instances.