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Tuesday
Jan312012

A Mixed Session

Indices ended mixed on Tuesday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points while the Nasdaq managed a fractional gain.

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Tuesday
Jan312012

Active vs. Passive Portfolio Management

Portfolio managers employ many methods when managing a portfolio. We take a look at active vs. passive management in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Jan302012

Slight Slip

Indices closed slightly in the red zone Monday. Energy and financial shares such as Exxon Mobil and Bank of America led the dip. Brands managed a rebound from session low levels, however, amid a variety of economic news.

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Friday
Jan272012

Mixed Results

Indices closed out mixed on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points. The Nasdaq posted slight gains. Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Cisco led declines on the Dow.

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Thursday
Jan262012

Red Results

Thursday’s session ended in red territory. Energy and financial shares led the decline. Brands dipped on less-than-stellar housing data and rising jobless claims.

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Thursday
Jan262012

Disability Income Insurance for the Self-Employed

Disability income insurance protect your ability to earn an income and help with the continuation of your business. Find our more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Thursday
Jan262012

2012 Annual Limits Relating to Financial Planning

Need to know the contribution limits for the various retirement accounts? We have your answers! View the Sheets

Wednesday
Jan252012

Session Ends in the Green

Stocks stepped up on Wednesday. Brands posted gains after the Federal Open Market Committee announced a decision to keep interest rates low until late 2014.

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Wednesday
Jan252012

Tax Tips for the Self-employed

Are you your own boss? The IRS has six key points on self-employment taxes they want you to know. Read the Article

Tuesday
Jan242012

Session Ends Mixed

Tuesday’s session closed out mixed. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points, while the Nasdaq added fractional gains. Action was mixed on word of an impasse between Greece and private investors in debt talks, which brought on default concerns.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Preretirement 

Preretirement is the stage of life when you can solely focus on planning and saving for your retirement years. Learn more about Preretirement in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Jan232012

More Mixed Moves

Indices closed out mixed on Monday. The Dow and Nasdaq shed some points. The S&P 500 ended fractionally in the green zone. Utilities and energy shares led advancers today on Wall Street.

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Friday
Jan202012

A Mixed Session

Indices closed out mixed on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 ended in the green zone. The Nasdaq shaved a few points. IBM, Intel and Microsoft led advancers after posting respectable earnings details late yesterday.

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Friday
Jan202012

Are You Required to File 1099s?

If you regularly use independent contractors instead of hiring employees, you may still have to file Form 1099. Read more in this Tax Tip.

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Thursday
Jan192012

Brands Post Gains

Thursday’s session ended in the green zone. Brands climbed amid mixed quarterly data and declining jobless claims. Bank of America earned $2 billion, or 15 cents a share, in the fourth quarter. The result was in line with expectations. Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley reported a fourth-quarter loss of 14 cents a share.

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Thursday
Jan192012

What is Critical Illness Insurance?

Before you purchase a critical illness insurance policy, it is important to understand what is covered and what is not. Learn more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

A Green Finish

Wednesday's session ended with gains. Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow's ascent. Brands jumped up on the possibility of more debt funding for Europe and favorable quarterly data from Goldman Sachs.

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Tuesday
Jan172012

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed in green territory Tuesday. Merck, United Technologies and Cisco led the Dow’s ascent. Stocks stepped up amid a spate of earnings news.

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Tuesday
Jan172012

Debt Payment Strategies

Before starting any debt payoff strategy (or combination of strategies), be sure you understand the terms of your debts, including any penalties for prepayment. Read more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Friday
Jan132012

Brands Retreat

Indices closed in the red zone on Friday. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Intel led decliners. Brands took a breather amid news of credit downgrades for France, Italy and Spain.

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