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November Newsletter

November 15, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017  TIPS TO EASE DIGITAL EYE STRAIN Computer vision syndrome can impact us on any workday. AROUND THE OFFICE From Rivera to Owens, Chelsea’s changing it up. WHEN SHOULD YOU BUY A CAR Could timing be a factor in getting a better deal? TAKING BETTER VACATION PHOTOS Pointers to help those images rise above…

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Economic Growth Prospects for the Future

November 13, 2017

Are life-changing innovations a thing of the past in the United States? While today’s technology seems to advance in leaps and bounds, one economist believes it won’t change the fabric of the average American’s life the way inventions like electricity, indoor plumbing and the elevator did in the 20th century.1 Yes, the internet is an…

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Investing for the Long Term

November 6, 2017

What does the phrase “long term” mean to you? For children, long term can mean waiting for Christmas or summer vacation that feels like a million years away. For young adults, long term may reference how long it takes to pay off student loans. As we get older, we begin to understand that long term…

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Retirement: The New Status Symbol

October 23, 2017

A lack of savings among many U.S. households could mean a change in the perception of retirement. It used to be a foregone conclusion that once you were too old to work, you retired. That’s not always the case anymore. More than a third of U.S. households in prime earning years or later have no…

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Potential Reasons to Put the Retirement Countdown on Hold

October 16, 2017

Retirement is still something most people look forward to, but over the years, some of the reasons for anticipation have dwindled. During the industrial age, more people worked jobs requiring manual labor that were hard on the body. By mid-century, many rank-and-file workers could look forward to a pension waiting for them upon retirement. Workers…

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Making Friends, Strengthening Relationships

October 9, 2017

In the early days of childhood, we start picking up communication skills that are continually developed throughout our lives. We make close friends, stay in touch with them and make sure we’re there for the people we care about. But during retirement, it may take more effort to maintain those friendships. It’s important to remember…

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How Much Retirement Income Should Come From Savings?

October 2, 2017

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Americans’ personal savings rates are about half of the amount they once were. For the past few years, the personal savings rate has hovered around 5 percent, but that’s still significantly lower than the savings rate from 1950-2000, which averaged 9.8 percent.1 For many retirees, a big concern…

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Weathering The Storm

September 25, 2017

Hurricane season is officially in full swing and even on the heels of Hurricanes Irma & Harvey the Atlantic continues to churn out additional storms. That’s why we complied a list of things to you can do to prepare yourself and your family before the next one hits. COLLECT IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS Scan documents like insurance…

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Strategic vs. Tactical Asset Allocation

September 18, 2017

In recent years, the markets, the economy and the global political scene have evolved considerably. We’ve witnessed both remarkable volatility and remarkable resilience in these areas. The reality is that less predictability in today’s economic landscape requires more vigilant risk diversification, coupled with the ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment.1 We work with our…

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The Longevity Revolution

September 11, 2017

How old do you have to be before you’re considered “old”? This number may change depending on the age of the person making the assessment. For example, a child or a teenager might think someone age 40 is old. That view is less likely to be held by a 39-year-old. History indicates you have to…

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