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The Investor Fiduciary Rule is Officially Dead! So who's Protecting Investors Now?

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;" What happened with the Investor Fiduciary Rule - why did it "die"? Where does that leave investors now and who's the most vulnerable? What you can do to help protect yourself. Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka, CFP®, ChFC®,…
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Is it Time to Jump Back into Stocks?

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  Compared to a few months ago, things seem pretty calm right now, but what risks are still out there that we should be watching out for? Is it time to get back into buying stocks? Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka, CFP®,…
Index funds gain popularity and have hidden risks

The Hidden Risk of Index Funds

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There is a lot of discussion today about investing in index funds. Why have they become so popular? Are there any risks with using Index funds? In what circumstances are they appropriate to use? Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka,…

Is Your Money Working as Hard as it Can for You?

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We often hear about “nominal” vs “real-money” returns. What’s the difference between the two? How long do you expect this “negative real return” environment to continue? What’s the solution our viewers should be looking for?…

Do the Recent Hurricanes Have You Worried About Your Investments? Are You Wondering How Harvey or IRMA Might Affect the US Economy?

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        Harvey caused a lot of damage and interrupted many industries, affecting not only the Houston area, but other areas of the country as well. Now, Irma is threatening the Southeast United States and we can only…

Newly Enacted DOL Rules: What Affect Will They Have on my Retirement Savings?

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  There has been a notable amount of discourse concerning the “new” Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding retirement plans, and specifically Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), in the financial news over the last several months. Most…

Teach Your Children Well

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I borrowed the title of this article from a song by Crosby, Stills & Nash because it seemed very appropriate. I recently read an article written by Ric Edelman about the 50th anniversary edition of The Game of Life. This game was fun to…

What’s the Next Move for the Market?

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        We just came off of a 10-day winning streak and now with the events involving North Korea; what seems to be going on in the market right now? What are the biggest concerns on the horizon for the market? What…

How Much Financial Risk Should You Be Willing to Take?

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      How do we know what those financial risks are? So by trying to eliminate one risk I could be creating another one? How do I identify potential risks, and how do I specifically control these risks? Watch Szarka Financial’s…

Should I Use Investment Money to Pay Off a Home Equity Loan?

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  Is it better to pay off a home equity loan or invest my money? Are there situations where one choice may be better than the other? What happens with a home equity loan if the house drops in value? Watch Szarka Financial’s Senior…