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22
Aug

3 Things You Should Know About Medicare

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Medicare has many nuances, but it’s important to know the basics before you retire.   #1 Plan Options Medicare comes in two general packages:(1) Original Medicare (also known as Traditional Medicare) and (2) Medicare Advantage (confusingly labeled Part C).   Original Medicare refers to the health insurance program offered directly through the government and is […]

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19
Aug

What Are Leading Economic Indicators? Why Should I Care?

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Leading economic indicators are metrics that allow us to estimate the future performance of the economy. However, as investors, there is an ongoing debate over which indicators are the most helpful or whether some serve much purpose at all. In fact, the stock market itself is a leading economic indicator – so it’s questionable whether […]

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18
Aug

Should I Be Worried About A Market Crash?

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Since 1950, we have had 57 market crashes in four major world indexes (US, UK, Germany, and Japan). They can last for months, or they can last for years. For example, the graph below shows how long it took to get your money back if you invested $1,000 before the crash and $1,000 every year […]

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21
Aug

How Much Should You Have In Your Emergency Fund?

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Most experts recommend 3 to 6  months worth of living expenses (not to be confused with income), but what’s right for you? Are you a single income household or dual earners? Is your employment stable or closely tied to the economy? Is your income diversified or from a single source? How many people are financially […]

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