You may have been told to start taking social security as soon as possible (when you reach age 62). Or that you can just keep right on working full time even as you collect. These are just two of the biggest Social Security misconceptions, and if you follow that advice it can end up costing you a lot.
If you’re interested in beginning to invest but are nervous, or simply don’t have a lot of money to invest, why not start slow?
There are a multitude of ways to get started without risking a lot of money in the process. If you have $1,000 and are ready to start investing, here are some ways to do so:
I’d like to share an article from Bob Veres that discusses the yield curve, a topic I introduced last August (read it here). While the yield curve is not technically inverted at this time, it remains flat which has some people still concerned. I hope you enjoy.
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Congratulations! You've decided to start a family. Up until now, your health insurance has probably been adequate, paying for routine doctor visits and prescription drugs. But now that you're facing a lifestyle change, you must make sure that your health insurance policy will keep up with those changing needs.
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Following a disappointing 4th quarter in 2018 in which the S&P500 Index fell nearly 20%, the first quarter of 2019 is much improved with the Index finishing up over twelve percent. Domestic earnings are growing, albeit at a slower pace than last year, and unemployment is holding low.
It appears that the market lows on December 24th were indeed the bottom, marking the end of the Bear market that began after the October highs. The US economy continues to prosper with more good news in the job market, recently adding over 300,000 new jobs. As a result, equity markets have been recovering nicely. According to BNI Research, the S&P 500 gained +8.0%&nbs
We all have our own unique way of handling our finances. While some of us are natural born savers, others may have a hard time making it to the next paycheck. Fortunately, most of us fall somewhere in-between, putting away money at times, while making frivolous purchases at other times.
By Paul Morrone CFP®, CPA/PFS, MSA
The spring is normally the time of year when we start to look at our summer calendar and realize that we have only one or two free weeks from May-September. It’s exciting, but equally depressing, knowing that your whole summer is pretty much planned out for. The downside is that it takes away from the ability to be spontaneous or just have a relaxing day at the pool. The past few years we have been inundated with weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, trips, baby showers and just about anything else that can clog up the calendar during the best part of the year in Connecticut. This year, finally, we get to breathe a sigh of relief.