1. Healthy Markets – Healthy Earnings?

    U.S. stock markets seemed hesitant this past week but continued into record territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index saw small gains of less than a percent but still in the green for the fifth consecutive week. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index lagged and recorded a humble lo…Read More

  2. Across the Miles—Reach Out and Help

    Life in today’s America commonly finds families strewn across states and even scattered from one end of the continent to the other. With so many families now separated by hundreds and often thousands of miles, it may be extremely difficult to handle caring for older parents who live far away. When…Read More

  3. Bonding With Your Portfolio

    Nearly all investors realize the importance of diversification to the investment process. Many may not be as familiar with the importance of asset allocation— dividing your portfolio into the appropriate mix of stocks, bonds, and cash. Although assets can also include real estate (homes, vacation …Read More

  4. 3 Better Investments Than Powerball

    The odds of winning the lottery are astronomically long. Yet, the allure of pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars can tempt even the staunchest penny pincher. While there's no harm in playing your lucky numbers every now and again, coming down with a serious case of lottery fever can prove costl…Read More

  5. Why Being Frugal Doesn’t Always Help You Save

    For most of my life, I’ve been a spender. I loved going to the mall, shopping online, or browsing through stores on my days off. But that all changed when I made the decision to pay off my student loans in three years. Suddenly my spendthrift ways turned into cheapskate ways. No longer was I willi…Read More