Market News

Monthly Economic Update: September 2017

Natural Disasters To Take An Economic Toll; Global Expansion Continues Extensive disruptions from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma will likely have a short-term impact on third quarter economic growth. Gas prices are already near two-year highs, though consumer confidence…

Lifestyle Technology

The Equifax Data Breach

Have you been affected? If so, how can you try to protect yourself? On September 7, credit reporting agency Equifax dropped a consumer bombshell. It revealed that cybercriminals had gained access to the personal information of as many as…

Investment

Why You Should Stay Invested Through Tense Times

Crises pass, and markets eventually regain equilibrium. We have seen some uneasy times lately. Uneasiness impacts the financial markets. When is does, we all need to keep some long-term perspective in mind. Those who race to the sidelines and exit…

Lifestyle Technology Videos

Has Your Identity Been Stolen

Keep an eye out for these signs. As NBC News notes, identity theft hit 15.4 million Americans last year. Perhaps it hit you. You know you have been victimized when you get that courtesy call or email from a…

Market News

Environmentally-Friendly Investing Becoming More Mainstream

Sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) is becoming a big deal with individual and institutional investors. In the U.S. about $8.72 trillion of assets were professionally managed in the U.S. under sustainable, responsible and impact investing strategies as of 2016.…

Financial Planning

Translating Stock Market Jargon

The meaning behind some of that Wall Street lingo. Have you ever been confused by the jargon used on Wall Street? Perhaps it is time to translate some of those esoteric stock market terms into plain English. Blue Chips:…