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Successfully Manage Your Company-Sponsored Retirement Plan RFP

If you are a business owner or an HR professional, you know the letters RFP all too well. You may find yourself faced with the need to prepare RFPs, requests for proposals, for a number of things related to the business, including your company-sponsored retirement plan. While the letters mean the same thing for any product or service you’re looking…

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7 Things the CEO of a Billion Dollar Investment Firm Does with his Personal Portfolio When the Market Drops 1,000 Points

It’s February 24, 2020, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average just dropped a little over 1,000 points. The coronavirus scare has created a worry in the financial markets that global growth will begin to slow. Someone asked me: “What do you do with your portfolio when the markets drop suddenly?” It’s a powerful question. You don’t have to be a…

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Divorce Financial Planning: What to Do Before, During and After a Divorce

Divorce is one of the most emotional events a person can face in his or her lifetime. There are periods of grieving, anger, fear, and insecurity. Regardless of how amicable the split may be, the parties involved experience pain which can lead to decisions based on emotion rather than an informed process. This can be dangerous to a person’s financial…

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Investment Committee and Investment Advisory Department Report, 2019 Volume Four

Markets Resilient For Third Straight Quarter The steady gains of early 2019 are more variable now. U.S.-China trade war uncertainty, and a lack of clarity on interest rate policy, caused a sharp increase in volatility mid-quarter. Even so, the S&P 500 remained resilient and finished close to the all-time highs of late July. 3rd Quarter Performance Review Markets showed impressive…

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Matt Mercer

How do the new tax laws affect my 529 plan?

Quality education is something worth saving for, so why not use a plan that offers incredible income tax breaks? 529 plans can be used for college savings and prepaid tuition plans and are a great option for either saving for yourself or your child. However, it’s important to understand how new tax laws affect the rules for 529 plans. What…

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Investment Committee and Investment Advisory Department Report, 2019 Volume Three

Volatility Has Returned, Yet Markets Have Been Resilient The steady gains of early 2019 are more variable now. After a strong first quarter historically-typical volatility has returned, driven by uncertainty. U.S.-China trade relations, the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy and the state of the world’s economies caused a May pullback of more than 6% in the S&P 500. Stocks broadly…

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Charles Schulz

Growing Your Business Beyond its First Three Years

My last article touched on financial considerations for business owners surviving their first three years in business. In the piece, I pointed out a few important areas of focus: growth, monitoring financial statements, managing debt, learning income trends, keeping cash on hand, and holding the appropriate types of insurance as a few items that should be on the radar screen…

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Investment Committee & IA Department Report, 2019 Volume Two

A Strong Start to the Year, But Risks Remain January marked a strong turn-around from December’s lows. Stocks rebounded strongly in the first quarter, thanks to improving U.S.-China trade relations, the Federal Reserve’s announced pause in rate increases, and an improving outlook for corporate earnings. The market’s performance during the first quarter was welcome following the volatility and jitters of…

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Charles Schulz

Surviving Your First Three Years as a Small Business Owner

Entrepreneurs and business owners have a great deal of my respect. There are obvious hurdles to starting your own business, and while some of these are easy – such as identifying your passions and dreaming of success – many are difficult. Finding the capital to start your business, choosing the right legal structure, convincing people to work with you (or…

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Investment Committee & IA Department Report, 2019 Volume One

Market Correction: What Happened and What’s Next This is an environment requiring vigilance. While we expect volatility to continue near-term, it is important to remember that the last two episodes of similar volatility, 2011 and 2015-2016, proved to be long-term buying opportunities. A decade of consecutive, positive annual S&P 500 returns ended in 2018. In the final three months of…

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