May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

The Markets U.S. stocks have had a great run. During the past decade, the profitability of U.S. companies increased rapidly. Strong corporate earnings helped the U.S. stock market outperform markets in other nations by a significant margin. According to Capital...
May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

The Markets Trade war trade-off. There was some good news on trade, last week. The United States took steps to reduce trade friction with the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and Japan. “The United States on Friday reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove...
That’s Not a Cushion, That’s a Mattress Store

That’s Not a Cushion, That’s a Mattress Store

Most people have a level in mind of how much money should be on hand in savings or checking so they feel comfortable.  This cushion can vary widely from person to person based on their own life experience and what feels right.  As a practical matter, I believe that 3...
May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

The Markets Trade talk trouble took a toll last week. Major U.S. stock indices moved lower when trade talks between the United States and China broke down. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Index all finished the...
May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

The Markets The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is off to its best start in 20 years. Despite the exceptional performance of U.S. stock markets year-to-date, and data that suggest economic growth remains steady, some analysts and investors have been pecking at Federal...
These CD’s Pay Amazing Dividends

These CD’s Pay Amazing Dividends

I grew up in a home with music, but I have come to learn that not all homes had music.  Some homes had TV noise in the background, others had animal noises, and others had children yelling and laughing.  It is natural for me to hear music in our home now and I love...