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Since many of you have maybe never seen a decline in the stock market of this amount, here are five things to do right now

Many of you are going to open your investment account statements and see something that you haven’t seen in a while—losses. And many of you will wonder what you should do about that. The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 index was down about 6.5 percent for the year 2018, with big declines coming in the last quarter of the...

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Is it time for a free one-hour review of your goals and plans?

With investment account statements showing losses this year, many people are questioning whether they have the proper mix of investments in those accounts to match their tolerance for loss. Since 2009, the stock market has experienced mostly positive results with minimal price fluctuation. More recently it seems that that price...

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How to navigate a volatile stock market

As I write this, the S&P 500 is in correction territory, having closed 10.2 percent below its high reached at the end of September. It looks like volatility is back in the market and this is a good time to reemphasize an important part of long-term investing: You need to keep calm and carry on. If you are a buyer of stocks, you are adding...

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Improve your financial game

I’m sure that many of you took advantage of the beautiful fall weather to get in a round of golf this past weekend. It brings to mind the similarities between a successful round of golf and a successful long-term investing strategy. A five-hour, 18-hole round of golf is a long time to play a game. So, too, is the long-term investment time...

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Learn from Aretha: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the plan

Legendary entertainer Aretha Franklin passed away last month. The amazing thing is that she died without any estate or financial planning. Her estate is estimated to be over $80 million and she has four sons who could stand to inherit her wealth. Unfortunately, the sons won’t get the majority of that wealth. Much of the estate will go to...

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