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3rd Quarter Market Commentary

The investment landscape became unsettled during the summer months due to a combination of geopolitical risks, interest rate policy uncertainties and mixed economic data figures. Additionally, market and investor participation are historically much lower as volumes stagnate due to a greater number of “vacationers” causing higher volatility in the markets. This all led to a whipsawed market where single data points or events had greater influence on stock and bond prices.

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Happy Independence Day - 2nd Quarter Market Recap

We would like to start our quarterly market update in a different fashion than normal. If you’ve heard someone from our firm talk about our business model, the word ‘independent’ was probably used at least once. As we embark on our 239th year of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, we thought it would be helpful to reiterate our firm’s independence and what that means to our clients.

• We have zero conflicts of interest. When making investments for our clients, our judgment is not clouded by incentives from other parties.

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Stocks vs. Bonds - Understanding the Difference

One of the most important questions investors can ask themselves is whether to invest in bonds vs. stocks. For most investors the answer is probably some mix of stocks and bonds. We hear these two words all the time but do you truly know the difference between the two. Also, from time-to-time you may hear stocks referred to as equities and bonds referred to as fixed income. Here is a summary of the differences of bonds vs. stocks:

• Stocks are only issued in corporations. Bonds can be issued by corporations or government entities.

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Addressing Your Aging Parents

A survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that 70% of adults say they have difficulty talking to their families about who will make financial decisions for an aging family member who loses the ability to safely handle their money. This topic can be difficult for some family members to address but not doing so can create major problems down the road. If you are having trouble addressing these issues with a loved one, below is a list of questions that can help get the ball rolling.

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Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day and I’m taking a different approach to the blog. In lieu of our usual educational piece, we are recognizing those who have served our country. The sacrifice our men and women of the military have made to protect our safety and our economy is unparallel.

In honor of those who have served or are currently serving our country we are offering a complimentary comprehensive financial plan. Meaning, regardless of your personal wealth or financial position, we will build a customized plan that will address your personal financial goals.

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Evolution of the ETF

According to Wikipedia, an ETF (exchange-traded fund) is, ‘an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as a stock index or bond index.

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The Gift of a Roth IRA

If you are currently involved with your company’s retirement plan and have noticed a new addition of a Roth 401(k), you are not alone. The Roth IRA, or Roth 401(k), is picking up a lot of traction, rightfully so. If you have never heard of a Roth IRA before, don't worry, I will outline what a Roth IRA is and the benefits of contributing to one.

What is a Roth IRA?

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The Retirement Plan Fiduciary: 3(21) vs. 3(38)

Continuing with the ‘Fiduciary’ theme from our last blog post, and since Plan Sponsors are increasingly looking for investment advisors who can shoulder some of the fiduciary burden related to offering employee retirement plans, I thought it would be beneficial to write about the difference between a 3(21) and 3(38) retirement plan fiduciary.

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Fiduciary Duty…Say What?

When investors look for a trusted investment professional to guide them through the murky investing waters, they have many decisions to make. One of those decisions is whether to work with a Broker, who works under the ‘suitability standard,’ or to work with an Investment Adviser, who works under the ‘fiduciary duty.’

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The Prize of Postponing Social Security

One of the biggest financial decisions we face in our lifetime is deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits. You can start as early as 62 years old or wait until you reach the age of 70. It sounds simple; take the money as soon as you can, why wait to start collecting on something that is owed to you? Au contraire, according to a recent study in the Journal of Financial Planning, waiting to collect your benefits can boost a dual-income couple’s benefit by an average of 6% - and sometimes by much more.

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