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Determining a Retirement Savings Rate
Andy Reynolds

As we meet with new families each year we continually hear the same two questions: 1) are we making good decisions with the money we earn and 2) are we saving enough for retirement?  These questions are typical whether a person is 35 years old or 55 years old.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank … Continued

Testing the Challenges of a Long Retirement
John Boardman

We often joke that our job was created because of increasing life expectancies and pensions seldom being offered.  Obviously, finance and investing has become more complicated and there are an ever-increasing number of investment vehicles and planning strategies we help our clients choose between.  We also know there is great value placed in our ability … Continued

Changes in the Dow Represent Changes in the U.S. Economy
Brian Burton

It became official last week, the last remaining original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was booted from the index.  General Electric Co. was one of twelve original members of the DJIA when it was formed in 1896 and had been a member continuously since 1907.  The one-time industrial powerhouse was replaced by Illinois-based … Continued