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Market Thoughts for September (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses how the markets and economy fared in August. Hiring was strong, consumer confidence surprised to the upside, and consumer spending continued to grow. The big […]

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Wedding Finances: A Survival Guide

With the average cost of a wedding at an all-time high of more than $31,000, the tradition of the bride’s family covering all of the expenses is becoming a thing […]

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Market Thoughts for August 2016 (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy in July. Both domestic and international markets had a strong month. Improving fundamentals, including job growth and consumer spending, helped boost […]

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Health Insurance in Retirement

At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this […]

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Building a Better, Budget-Friendly Vacation

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get moving on your vacation plans before it’s too late. Whether you decide to book online yourself or go through a […]

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Key Estate Planning Documents You Need

There are five estate planning documents you may need, regardless of your age, health, or wealth:

Durable power of attorney
Advanced medical directives
Will
Letter of instruction
Living trust

The last document, a living trust, isn’t […]

Helping Your Adult Children Without Hurting Your Retirement

A large portion of the millennial generation has come of age during complex and challenging economic conditions. The older end of the generation entered the workforce just in time for […]

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Avoiding Tax-Related Identity Theft

If you’re not thinking about your taxes yet, you should be—identity thieves certainly are.

During tax season, there’s a significant increase in the sharing of sensitive information, both online and via […]

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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for You?

Yesterday’s big news was that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has finally increased interest rates, by 25 basis points or one-quarter of 1 percent. On the face of it, this increase […]

The Uber-Dove vs Black Swans Article

You couldn’t have missed it. Only stages full of GOP presidential candidates or the Super Bowl have ever had more media attention. Yes, we are talking about the Federal Reserve’s […]

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