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The Market is Down Again???
Andy Reynolds

In general, most people understand that the economy tends to be cyclical with times of growth, followed by times of contraction.  Economists describe this rise and fall as the “business cycle”.  A typical business cycle will include an expansionary time (things are starting to get better), followed by a peak (things are as good as … Continued

Unwinding QE – The New Grand Experiment
Brian Burton

Ten years ago, the Fed launched what many refer to as the world’s biggest economic experiment in the history of central banking with its quantitative easing program.  With the U.S. financial system in extreme turmoil and the Fed funds target rate already near zero, the U.S. Federal Reserve was forced to take unprecedented measures in … Continued

How Much to Save for College
Cameron Hamilton

Will your child wow you with a 4.0 GPA in high school or do they believe C’s get degrees?   Are their sights set on private colleges in expensive cities or the public university up the road?  Do they know their path, or will they meander through three majors over six years?  If you know the … Continued