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Guidance (not so much Earnings) in Focus
John Boardman

At the beginning of each calendar quarter, the market conversation uniformly switches to earnings.  Each trading day, for a several-week period, publicly traded companies report their earnings for the previous quarter.  The two main “headline numbers” are revenue and earnings per share.  For a multitude of reasons, this quarter feels a bit different; the markets … Continued

Getting Creative with College Funding
Cameron Hamilton

In our previous discussions about college planning, we’ve discussed where and how much to save while acknowledging that these questions require several assumptions.  Is it sensible to make saving for college a major financial goal when there’s no guarantee the child will attend?  That’s a tough question for families and for this reason, we favor … Continued

Year-End Planning Ideas and Changes for 2019
Frank Yozwiak

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sure, we have the holidays all around us, the smell of pine trees and nutmeg fills the air, the glow of the fireplace keeps our loved ones warm, and sparkling lights decorate our neighborhood streets.  But let’s be honest, we all know everyone truly loves the end … Continued