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How Do You Think About Money?

How Do You Think About Money?

Once you’d gotten over the shock of taxes after receiving your first paycheck as a teenager, your first thought may have been to spend it all. It’s your money, right? Since you were still living under your parents’ roof and knew nothing of bills, this seemed like a good move. But, we can dig even deeper. How you think and feel about money should guide the direction of your financial strategy. In short, your goals and the steps to get there should reflect your desires. 

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Finding Financial Freedom in Retirement: How To Save So You Can Spend

Finding Financial Freedom in Retirement: How To Save So You Can Spend

Retirement doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some people want to spend more in their younger years or on their families and live a humble life when they retire. Others are excited to take advantage of the time for travel, luxuries, or side businesses they didn’t have time for when they were working. How you want your retirement years to look like will determine which retirement strategy is right for you. The earlier you plan, the more options you’ll have. 

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Wealth Paradox: Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Wealth Paradox: Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

We’ve all heard the adage “Money can’t buy happiness.” But, earlier in life, when your assets are limited, that doesn’t seem to be true. Money does buy security, freedom to travel, and luxuries for your families to make their lives easier, which seems like it would translate to happiness for many. 

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Weekly Investment Update: October 18, 2021

Weekly Investment Update: September 20, 2021

Global equity markets declined for the second week in a row, as the S&P 500 (a proxy for large-cap US stocks) lost 0.5% and the MSCI ACWI (a proxy for global stocks) dropped 1.0%. Emerging markets stocks continued to lag developed market peers (the MSCI Emerging Markets index was down 2.2 percent for the week), as concern over the delta variant and increased government regulation in China persists.

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