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Are we in the Goldilocks Zone?

At their May 2018 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee – which is the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve – decided to leave rates alone. Here is exactly what the Fed said in their statement:

"In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and i...

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Maybe your charitable donations should stay in your zip code?

For many of us, buying locally matters. We’ve all heard the term and seen the signs: Shop Locally. Eat Locally. But let’s extend that thought for a minute: do you consider giving to your local charities?

The fact is we are bombarded w...

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What recent graduates (and their parents) need to think about

Spring is here, summer weather has begun (in many places), and graduation time has arrived. Across the country, students are finishing their high school, college, and even graduate school lives, after years of hard work, stress, exci...

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Essential for All Ages

Estate planning has traditionally focused on minimizing estate taxes and directing the disposition of your assets after death. Yet, in today’s modern world, managing your affairs has become even more complicated as issues involving health care and personal finances, which...

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A college education can set you up for a lifetime – though it can come with a hefty price tag: Some unfortunate students have gotten both a mountain of debt and an education that falls far short of their expectations.

Across the nation, a few for-profit colleges have been deceiving students into t...

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The hope for a stronger U.S. dollar is very much in the news lately. But most Americans, other than tourists beyond our shores, don't focus on what that means to them. For U.S. investors, the upshot is not always great. In fact, for most, currency fluctuations worldwide (and not just that of the dol...

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