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Finding the Best Order for Funding Retirement
Brian Burton

With a task as important as funding your retirement, determining which accounts to fund and in what order should not be taken lightly.  Whether it’s a company plan, individual retirement account or taxable account, there are a lot of ways to save for retirement.  So how do you decide where to put each dollar you … Continued

Positive Signs of a Growing Economy
Frank Yozwiak

Key Takeaways: Publicly traded companies will be releasing earnings reports over the next several weeks. Economists believe growth so far coupled with forecasted growth for the remainder of the year will result in great GDP growth. Consumers are still holding abnormally large amounts of cash savings, setting the stage for a large return of consumer … Continued

Determining a Retirement Savings Rate
Andy Reynolds

As we meet with new families, 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 of St. … Continued