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31
Aug

The Upside of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the rug out from under just about everyone on every continent.  This pandemic has understandably had a dramatic effect on the everyday lives of most people across the globe. With stay-at-home orders to work remote and children distance-learning this past school year and possibly this fall, many cannot wait for 2020 to be over. 

24
Aug

Investment Risk During and After COVID-19

Investment risk is always present, but during COVID-19, the stock market has experienced so much volatility that investors are beginning to wonder where to invest. Investors must consider how investment risk can decline their portfolio’s value due to economic events that impact the entire stock market.

17
Aug

Inflation and Taxes Could Rise. Are You Ready for Retirement?

Americans are starting to see the impact of increasing prices at the supermarket and the start of inflation. Also, clothing at retail stores is depleting as manufacturing has halted, creating demand for products ordinarily accessible. 

10
Aug

The Enjoyment of Remote Work

Remote work is the ‘new normal’ since businesses have transitioned to remote operations or have completely closed for the duration of COVID-19. During 2020, the remote work culture has projected forward due to necessity, and companies that made the transition swiftly have also reaped the rewards of continual revenue during this period.

3
Aug

Using Life Insurance for Charitable Giving

Many people have causes they are passionate about, whether it is a non-profit institution, animal or human rights efforts, homelessness, cancer research, or another mission that benefits society. Some of these causes represent personal experiences that donors would like to help resolve for future generations, such as giving to a cancer research fund after a loved one passes. Still, others are passionate about conservation and may donate money to save rainforests.

27
Jul

Need to Roll Over Your 401(k)? Consider a Fixed-Indexed Annuity

When you leave your employer, you also discontinue contributing to your 401(k) or receiving your employer’s match. You may be going on to another employer or possibly retiring. Either way, you may want to consider a fixed-indexed annuity when rolling over your 401(k) to avoid the following:

20
Jul

Why Does Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Matter?

When looking to protect your financial future in today’s COVID-19 environment, it’s essential to understand how the economy functions on a historical basis as it relates to the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and the stock market.

13
Jul

U.S. Unemployment: Problems for the Economy?

The U.S. unemployment rate is the percentage of unemployed workers in the total labor force and indicates the health of the U.S. economy. COVID-19 has significantly impacted unemployment to record numbers not previously seen since the government began tracking the data in 1939. COVID-19 has surpassed The Great Depression in the amount of unemployed and the economic fallout to businesses

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6
Jul

Restarting the U.S. Economy: What is The Fed Doing?

When the U.S. economy is stagnant, the U.S. Government uses fiscal and monetary tools to stimulate the U.S. economy. However, with our economy facing multiple problems, that may not be an ‘easy fix’ in comparison to past recessions. COVID-19, social unrest, permanent business closings, and an upside-down GDP may prove to be difficult problems to overcome in the near term.

29
Jun

Travel Plans Cancelled? Buy Local and Travel Local.

COVID-19 has changed the way that Americans shop and travel, impacting our spending habits indefinitely. With stores, hotels, and restaurants closed or at limited capacity, many choose to stay at home and purchase online or locally, helping to support their local small businesses. The positive impact of working from home, virtual meetings, and happy hours, on-line fitness classes, and being

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