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Sea-Change in the Markets?

Was last week a one-off or the start of a sea-change? There have not been many weeks in 2024 when the Nasdaq has underperformed the other major stock indexes. The major economic news last week was the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell .01 last month. The tame CPI report impacted investment returns last week […]

Social Security Survivor Benefits – Be Careful

Be careful who you ask, regarding the Social Security claiming rules.  It can cost you money. Recently I enrolled a Divorced client for her Full Retirement Age, Retirement Benefit.  Part of the data input on the Social Security website is about prior marriages, the time frame, and if the ex-spouse is alive. In this case, […]

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