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As we feel inspired by life’s circumstances, we often relate them to the financial world and how they affect all of us.  Our blog aims to bring these thoughts to you.

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tariff Concerns Resurface. Stocks fell and Treasurys gained after Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross said the U.S. will not extend the temporary tariffs exemptions for steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union....

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

- Privacy concerns drag Facebook/Technology sector lower- Dow Jones Industrial Average enters negative territory on year-to-date basis- Fed widely expected to raise rates this week, hint at future rate hikesEquity markets began the...

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Everyone knows college is expensive, but did you know that college costs have risen 4% annually over the past 40 years? I recently gave birth to one of the cutest baby boys on the planet named Ezra. He will be nine months in a week so...

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

This year, Bitcoin has become an increasingly hot topic as its price has gone from around $1,000 to over $11,000. This price jump has caught a lot of investors’ attention, but many are struggling to understand what exactly...

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

People of all ages are not putting enough money towards their retirement and with the rising costs of living, we get how hard it is to save these days. We see the struggle every day from small things like buying the kids new cleats for...

 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

The Gwyther & Holt family is sad to announce that Peggy will be out of the office for an undetermined amount of time as she recovers from a hip fracture.Last week, Peggy took a tumble while walking the dog and broke her hip. She had...

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Identity theft can happen to anyone and it’s not always easy to know when your information has been taken until it istoo late. If you have reason to suspect your personal information (including email, computer passwords,...

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

America has become much more polarized in the world of politics, as opposing parties don’t seem to agree on many things and compromise has become rare. However, it can be a mistake to mix politics and investment management....

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

I’m almost eight months pregnant, and with my due date fast approaching, I thought I would share some helpful bits of information about pregnancy no one ever told me. This is my first pregnancy, and while this seems to be the...

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

For the third year, the Small Business Administration is offering a nationwide business competition that focuses on empowering more women in investment and innovation. 2007InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, aims to...

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

So, my friends, how many times since the Waterford Crystal Ball dropped in Times Square have you thought about YOUR resolutions for 2017? Here are a few I’ve heard about. Lose Weight & Get Fit- Right. Sixty percent of gym...

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE: $209.99 (-2.3%) This gift's price decline from last year is fully due to the Partridge which fell 20% from $25 to $20, due to oversupply of game...

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Following the presidential election, bond markets have seen a major selloff. Bond yields, which move inversely to bond prices, have risen, reaching 2016 highs. Case in point, the U. S. 10-year Treasury yield rose from 1.88% on Election...

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Earlier this month I had three generations of my family descend on my home for the first Family Reunion in twentyfive years. Check list: food and beverages, coolers, ice, lawn chairs, umbrellas, the croquet set, sunscreen, bugspray,...

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Citizens of the United Kingdom voted last night in favor of their country to leave the European Union (E.U.). This outcome to a large extent rejects the status quo in world economic relations, and may elevate market uncertainty over...

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In the past three years, I’ve run over 2,000 miles, 7 marathons, and 50 half‐marathons. I’ve never had more injuries, health issues, and fewer friends in my life. However, I do have great calves. According to Runner’s...

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It’s a good thing I live with a 2nd grader because, apparently, I’ve got some learning to do in order to achieve a superior command of the English language! Peggy recently came to me with a list compiled by the editors of...

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Basketball Brat I am a basketball brat. I was born during the 1951 NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Each childhood birthday celebration was at the National Tournament. I thought the town was throwing me a party! You...

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Investing in Range-Bound Markets Global markets experienced a volatile first quarter. Weak economic data in January stoked recessionary fears and sent equity markets sharply lower during the early part of the quarter. However, some...

 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Investors who had a hard time finding returns in 2015 might do well to heed the lessons of two other challenging years—1937 and 1987 Chart 1. For Investors, 2015 Was the Point of Low, or No, ReturnsInvestment categories with the...

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

According to the Federal Election Commission website, through October 12, 2015, 1253 individuals have filed to run for the President of the United States in 2016. Yes, you read that correctly, 1253!!! At first glance, I reacted, “Wow,...

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Employers’ ears are burning to hear about the “Millennial” workforce. Should you hire them? Will they be a good addition to your team? Will they be on Facebook during the work day? The answer to that last question may be yes, but this...

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Whether you are currently receiving social security benefits or plan to do so in the future, we want to encourage you to sign up for a my Social Security account with www.socialsecurity.gov. This is a free tool that will give you...

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This video brought absolute joy to my heart. Did it remind me of my mother? Or do I see myself dancing away like this? Whatever the tug was, I know why I am in this business. This abandon, this pure enjoyment of life is what I want...