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The Turkish Currency Crisis

A look at why it matters so much to the world, and the risk of a domino effect. The collapse of the Turkish lira has become a major financial story. You may wonder why the financial media is devoting…

Market News

Monthly Economic Update: August 2018

U.S. Economy: Growth Surges, Though Inflation Also on the Rise U.S. economic growth surged in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 4.1%, the fastest pace of growth since the third quarter of 2014. According to the Commerce…

Retirement

The Case for Women Working Past 65

Why striving to stay in the workforce a little longer may make financial sense. The median retirement age for an American woman is 62. The Federal Reserve says so in its most recent Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking…

Business Retirement

Are Changes Ahead for Retirement Accounts?

A bill now in Congress proposes to alter some longstanding rules. Most Americans are not saving enough for retirement, despite ongoing encouragement to do so (and recurring warnings about what may happen if they do not). This year, lawmakers…

Estate Planning

Leaving a Legacy to Your Grandkids

Now is the time to explore the possibilities. Grandparents Day provides a reminder of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren and the importance of family legacies. A family legacy can have multiple aspects. It can include much more than…