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Week In Perspective: Inflation jitters send market lower, but investors buy the dip at the end of the week

May 14, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

Updated: 14-May-21 The stock market finished the week in negative territory, but it could have been a lot worse after hot inflation data upset the market mid-week.
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Week In Perspective: Nasdaq escapes with a weekly gain, its first in five weeks

May 21, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

Updated: 21-May-21 This week featured a lot of churn and rotation between growth and value stocks, which made for a lackluster performance at the index level. The Nasdaq Composite (+0.3%) rose modestly, while the S&P 500 (-0.4%), Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.5%), and Russell 2000 (-0.4%) ended with modest losses.
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The FAFSA Filing Deadline Is June 30, 2021. Is Your Paperwork in Order?

June 15, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

Have you filled out your child or grandchild’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? The FAFSA not only determines their eligibility for federal student aid, but many schools use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for scholarships, grants and additional loans.
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Week In Perspective: Oil prices continue to climb

June 4, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

June Begins on Strong Note The stock market ended the first week of June on a higher note with the ective 0.7%, 0.6%, and 0.5%.Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq advancing a respective 0.7%, 0.6%, and 0.5%.
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Memorial Day Weekend: Let the summer travel plans begin...

May 31, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

Is travel back? The travel industry has begun to see growing demand as we move closer to summer. However, not all travel will be the same, as much of the demand is directly related to the COVID-19 vaccine and reduced CDC restrictions.
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6 Questions You Should Be Asking When Hiring a New Financial Planner

May 17, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

The role of a financial planner is to help you and your family figure out how to best save earnings, retain value, grow holdings and meet long-term financial goals.
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5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Life Insurance Policy

July 25, 2021 | Christopher D. Badaracco

Choosing the right life insurance policy means striking a balance between what you’re able to pay today and what you want to leave your loved ones later down the line. And while price is a big factor, there are other important considerations to make when choosing the right policy for you.
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