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IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts for 2018 and 2019

Factors include trade rift, policy uncertainty, instability in emerging markets. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) shaved its forecast for global economic growth this year and next, noting that downside risks to global growth have risen in the past six…

Market News

Quarterly Economic Update: Q3 2018

U.S. Economy: Data Show Jobs Market, Service, Manufacturing Sectors Remain Strong After growing at an annualized rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, the U.S. economy’s performance in the third quarter will likely show some signs of deceleration. The…

Market News

Legislation Watch: Fall 2018

Recent Developments States can now decide to require Internet sales tax collection. In South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that remote retailers, online marketplace providers, and other online sellers can be instructed to collect sales tax in…

Estate Planning

Have You Considered Charitable Gifting?

Could it make the world a better place? Could it make sense, financially? A gift to charity may also help to improve your tax or financial situation. Here’s a brief look at some popular options for charitable gifting, with…

Retirement

Debunking a Few Retirement Myths

It seems high time to dispel some of the misconceptions. Generalizations about money and retirement linger. Some have been around for decades, and some new clichés have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few. “When I’m retired, I…