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GW & Wade's Q3 Economic & Market Commentary

U.S. Economy   Recent Developments:  Evidence continued to mount that U.S. economic growth was poised to remain solid in the second half of 2018.  Real GDP appeared set to average a 3% pace during the third quarter, led by continued growth in...

Financial Planning Strategies Every Caregiver & Parent Needs to Know

When you were young, you looked to your parents to take care of you. However, at some point, the tides may change, and it may be your turn to look after your parents’ best interests. Though planning for long-term care may not be a priority now,...

4 Things That Will Shake Up Your Retirement Plan

While the media tends to focus on the many Americans who are completely unprepared for retirement, not every household has postponed a retirement savings agenda until midlife. According to a Princeton Research Associates survey[1], about 10 percent...

GW & Wade's Q2 Economic & Market Commentary

U.S. Economy   Recent Developments:  The U.S. economy has been firing on all cylinders, helped along by a strong rebound in household spending, business investment, and surprising strength in net exports. Unemployment continues to fall, wages are...

Will You Be Ready to Retire? What You Need to Be Saving in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s & Beyond

57% of workers say saving for retirement is their top financial priority and close to 59% expect their standard of living in their golden years to be the same or even better[1]. Yet Americans give themselves a C when it comes to preparing for...

Ins & Outs of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

It’s likely you have seen a lot of commentary regarding blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Yet, many individual investors have a difficult time understanding these new technologies and their relevancy. Beyond the hype, we think there is...

3 Steps to Financial Empowerment for Women

Think for a moment about the word “empowerment.”  What does it mean to you? Can you think of a time in your life when you felt empowered?  When I hear the word empowerment, and specifically how it applies to women, I think of a strong, confident...

GW & Wade's Commentary on Market Volatility

Markets rise, markets fall – Is this time different?  The recent return of market volatility has unnerved investors. We offer the following commentary on staying the course and not making sudden changes to your portfolio. Through January, the equity...

Should You Pay Off a Mortgage Early or Invest the Money?

Mortgages are often referred to as good debt. However, when faced with the opportunity to pay off your mortgage early or invest your money in the financial markets, which option should you choose?

Women & Wealth: Sharing Your Wealth (Part III)

Women and Wealth: Parts I and II focused on getting your “financial house” in order. These posts offered our suggestions for improving financial literacy for women – with insight into cash flow and the importance of diversifying asset groups in your...

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Year-End Financial Planning: 5 Strategies to Help Avoid Financial Landmines

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