Do I need an advisor?
The curvature of U.S. bond yields has attracted a lot of press of late. Atlas has written about it in some of our blogs, and the significance of a possible inversion has frequently been a subject of discussion at our Pie Parties. Whatever current shape the curve takes or your choice of maturity, the returns are still positive. That's to be expected, right?
By: Gary R. Oman
As Easter approaches, it seemed to me that this would be an opportunity to express my appreciation. Sometimes, in passing, we reflect on people or acts of kindness or other things, saying, “that was thoughtful or that was nice”. Those are good thoughts but sometimes more is better.
Market Commentary – A Strong Start to the Year, but Risks Remain
After suffering their worst December since the Great Depression, stocks had their best first quarter in ten years primarily due to the Federal Reserve halting interest rate increases and improving U.S-China trade relations. Perhaps the most impactful event of Q1 was the Fed
By: Tom Schulte
Personal finance, like just about everything else, is mainly common sense. Advice like “don’t spend more than you make; start investing while you’re young; don’t loan money to friends with the expectation of getting it back,” have been around for generations, and most likely will survive the next few generations as well.
When it comes to claiming Social Security retirement benefits, no one should take the decision of when or how to claim lightly.
And that goes especially for women, who are more likely to suffer financially if they make the wrong choice. (Retirement & Savings Calculators)