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Getting to the Point of a Point

News headlines are often written to grab attention. A headline publicizing a 500-point move in the Dow may trigger an emotional response and, depending on the direction, sound either exciting or ominous enough to warrant reading the article. However, after digging further, we can see that the insights of such headlines offer limited information.

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Protecting Your Kids Identity & Credit

Credit reporting agency, Experian, recently conducted a study which found that one in four children will likely be affected by identity theft before adulthood, and given these recent findings, we wanted to offer steps for parents to consider taking to help mitigate this risk.

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Sailing with the Tides

Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go as planned, and there’ll be rough seas, but the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-advised.

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What's the Impact of Inflation?

Inflation is an important consideration for many long-term investors. By combining the right mix of growth and risk management assets, investors may be able to blunt the effects of inflation and grow their wealth over time.

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Gaining Perspective on Unsettling Markets

A key part of a good long-term investment experience is being able to stay with an evidence-based investment philosophy, even during unsettled times. A strategic, transparent investment approach backed by decades of academic research is the answer to being prepared to face uncertainty and that approach has historically captured the long-term returns of capital markets most effectively.

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New Tax Laws: Some Things to Know

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 enacted last December provided the most sweeping changes to the US tax code in more than 30 years. It included more than 500 pages. Here is a quick overview of the changes and details on how they may affect your taxes.

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What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin?

Unlike stocks or bonds, it is not clear that bitcoins offer investors positive expected returns. Unlike government bonds, they don’t provide clarity about future wealth. And, unlike holding cash in fiat currencies, they don’t provide the means to plan for a wide range of near-term known expenditures. Because bitcoin does not help achieve these goals, we believe that it does not warrant a place in a portfolio designed to meet one or more of such goals.

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Your Year-End Financial Checklist

As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to consider year-end strategies and begin organizing your finances for the New Year. To help you get started, we've put together a list of key planning items to consider.

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