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Tuning Out the Media "Noise"

While today's hot button issues might be rising interest rates and inflation, these are not a new concerns. In fact, a 1979 BusinessWeek article entitled "The Death of Equities" pronounced the stock market dead due to high inflation. As it turned out, the 1980s would be tremendous decade for the US stock market. Unfortunately...(continued)

The Impact of Inflation

In 1916, nine cents would buy a quart of milk. Fifty years later, nine cents would only buy a small glass of milk. This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of investing. In many cases, the reason for saving today is to support future spending. Therefore, keeping pace with inflation is a crucial goal for many investors...(continued)

Why It Matters If Your Advisor is a Fiduciary

The difference between financial advisors who offer a fiduciary standard vs. advisors who offer a suitability standard can be thousands of dollars of unnecessary product fees, commissions, and other opportunity costs resulting from conflicts of interest...