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May 30, 2018

Negative Headlines Continue for Equity Markets Sparked by Italy Fears

By James Behr Jr

Over Memorial Day Weekend while Americans were barbecuing and celebrating the holiday, drama surrounding the Italian government and the country’s government debt spiked. The Italian political turmoil ignited fears that upcoming elections in the[...]

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May 30, 2018

Buying Insurance On The Market: Protective Puts

By James Behr Jr

If you are reading this and you own a home or a car you most likely have homeowners or auto insurance. These insurance policies are meant to protect the value of the asset. But what about your financial assets? Did you know you could also buy[...]

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May 21, 2018

Saving or Investing Your Savings

By James Behr Jr

Saving money is the first step when preparing for retirement, and is often the hardest. Once you save your money the next step is to decide what to do with it, this is the most important step. 

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May 10, 2018

Three Things To Consider About Credit Card Debt

By James Behr Jr

Credit card debt is on the rise; as of 2017 nearly half of Americans have been carrying a credit card balance for two or more years. The average household carries revolving debt of $6,081 and makes minimum payments when the bill comes. 

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May 01, 2018

How Much Should You Contribute to a 401(k)?

By James Behr Jr

The change in employer sponsored retirement plans from defined benefit plans (pensions) to defined contribution plans (401ks) has left many Americans in charge of saving and investing for their own retirement. This is a notable change from when[...]

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April 24, 2018

Are You Investing For Retirement?

By James Behr Jr

Are you investing for retirement? It's a scary thought for most Americans these days. One-third of Americans report they have no retirement savings, and 23% have less than $10,000 saved. This lack of savings indicates that just getting started on[...]

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April 17, 2018

What Are You Afraid of in the Stock Market?

By James Behr Jr

As an investor, it is critical to understand the current price of your investment and its future selling price. So when asked, "what do you think will happen to the stock market this year?" the answer isn't what you may expect. We don't know and[...]

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April 10, 2018

Are Market Conditions Scaring You?

By James Behr Jr

The first quarter of 2018 was a rough one for most investors. Most of the major U.S. Indices have had significant pullbacks after hitting all-time highs at the end of January. 

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February 22, 2018

Google Trends and Market Sell-Offs

By James Behr Jr

Tuning out the noise of the media and those around you can be hard especially when it comes to your savings. Many people are subject to react to media headlines or recommendations and opinions from friends with their investments. Nowadays, people[...]

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February 14, 2018

Annual Returns and Intra-Year Declines

By James Behr Jr

The recent drawdown in the equity markets may be more “normal” than the 2017 equity markets. This sell-off has been scary for investors and has many people pausing to ask questions about their portfolios and the stock market in general.

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