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Revisiting February 2018: How Did You React to the Selloff?

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On February 8, 2018, U.S. equity markets closed in correction territory—with the S&P 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average having plummeted by more than 10% from their respective all-time highs over a period of just nine hyper-volatile…

Diversification: The Boring Winner

  In a world where the best- and worst-performing asset classes tend to dominate the headlines, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that a diversified investment portfolio is generally the most reliable approach for meeting long-term…

A Huge but Little Known Retirement Risk: Sequence of Returns

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  Are there any retirement risks that most investors don’t know about? Who should be worried about sequence of returns risk? What exactly does it mean? What can you do to reduce the potential harm of sequence of return risk? Watch…

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…

Retirement Planning – What big lessons did we learn from 2016

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What big lessons did we learn from 2016 regarding retirement planning? How should people go about putting together their retirement/investment programs? What throws people off course when executing their investment program? Why do so many people…

It’s 2017. Do you know what your savings are doing?

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What things should we be watching in 2017? What does it mean to me for the Dow to be at 20,000? How does that affect my savings and investments? What about my healthcare? Do you watch your portfolio? Watch Szarka Financial’s Senior Financial…

Tax Savvy Investing: How to Keep More of Your Investment Income

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How can taxes take a bite out of your investment income? What should investors do to minimize taxes? Do all investments get taxed? Is there a way to generate tax-free income? How has the change in administration affected the markets and investments?…

The Federal Reserve Finally Raised Interest Rates – So Now What?

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The Federal Reserve finally raised interest rates – why? So now what? Is that a good or bad thing for our viewers? What does that mean for peoples investments and 401k? What should people do now? Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka,…

3 Tips for Women When Handling Their Finances and Investment Decisions

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How do men and women differ when it comes to handling their finances? Whose investments perform better and why? What are some things that women need to be cautious of? What are 3 tips for women when it comes to investing? Watch Szarka Financial’s…

Market Volatility: What should we except to see in our third quarter statements?

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Les Szarka on Fox 8 News discussing Market Volatility The quarter just ended, and it’s been a rollercoaster ride with the markets. What can we expect when we get our 401k or investment statements? Depressed or happy? How does the market volatility affect…