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Tuesday
Dec062011

What is Your Net Worth?

Your net worth is equal to your total assets minus your total liabilities. However it might be higher than you think. Read more in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Dec052011

Brands Rise

Indices closed with gains on Monday. Financial brands JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America led advancers on the Dow. Stocks stepped up amid some alarming news. Standard & Poor’s placed 15 euro-zone nations on review for possible downgrades, including Germany and France.

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Friday
Dec022011

Flat Finish

Stocks traded fairly flat on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 ended fractionally lower. The Nasdaq closed slightly in the green zone. Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard and Intel led declines on the Dow.

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Friday
Dec022011

Small Business Owners—Don't Forget Your Retirement Plan

Small-business owners have excellent opportunities to save for retirement, often with tax benefits for the business. Read more in this week's Tax Tip.

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Thursday
Dec012011

Mixed Moves

Indices closed out mixed on Thursday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points. The Nasdaq ended with slight gains. Stocks made mixed moves amid a variety of news.

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Thursday
Dec012011

How Disability Income Insurance Contracts Define Disability

How “disability” is defined in your insurance policy determines the cost of the policy and how you qualify for benefits. Read this Insurance Tip for more information.

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Wednesday
Nov302011

Stocks Rally

Stocks rallied on Wednesday. Caterpillar and JPMorgan Chase led the Dow’s ascent. Action on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq was also impressive. Brands moved up amid a spate of economic news.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Mixed Session

Today’s trading session closed out mixed. The Dow and S&P posted gains Tuesday. The Nasdaq ended in red territory. Hewlett-Packard, Home Depot and Exxon Mobil led advancers on the Dow. Early market momentum faded somewhat as the day progressed.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

The Problem with Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

The one-size-fits-all fill-in-the-blank forms that do-it-yourself estate planning sources provide may be attractive to some individuals because they cost a fraction of what attorneys typically charge. But is saving a few dollars worth the risk and potentially high cost of doing things incorrectly? Find out in this week's Financial Tip.

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Monday
Nov282011

Brands Rise

Stocks stepped up Monday. Alcoa, Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Chevron led the Dow’s ascent. Brands prospered amid optimism that euro zone debt hassles are on the way to being resolved.

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Friday
Nov252011

Red Friday

Indices ended in the red zone Friday. Chevron and Hewlett-Packard led declines on the Dow. Stocks took a breather in abbreviated post-Thanksgiving trading.

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Wednesday
Nov232011

Stocks Slip

Stocks slipped today in pre-Thanksgiving trading. Bank of America, Alcoa, JPMorgan Chase, and Hewlett-Packard led the Dow's descent.

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Wednesday
Nov232011

Six Keys to More Successful Investing

We offer six tips to help minimize your loss and maximize your gains when investing in this week's Financial Tip.

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Wednesday
Nov232011

Business Owners: Don’t Miss Out on the Domestic Production Deduction

Businesses with qualified production activities can take advantage of the Domestic Production Deduction on their taxes. Read this Tax Tip for more.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Session Ends in Red Territory

Stocks traded lower on Tuesday. Brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa, and Bank of America led Dow decliners amid a variety of economic news.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Holiday Party Insurance

If you’re serving more than turkey during the holidays, be sure your insurance covers your social host liability. Find out more in this week's Insurance Tip.

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Monday
Nov212011

Stocks Retreat

Indices closed in red territory on Monday. Bank of America, Walt Disney and Hewlett-Packard stood out among Dow decliners. Stocks took a dive amid political gridlock. The Congressional super committee, charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in maneuvers, failed to find common ground.

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Friday
Nov182011

Mixed Moves

Friday’s session closed out mixed. The Dow ended in green territory. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq shed some points. Hewlett-Packard and Boeing led the Dow’s slight ascent.

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Friday
Nov182011

Tax Strategist: Expiring Tax Provisions

We look at two expiring tax provisions—Tax-Free Charitable Donations from IRAs and Deducting General Sales and Use Taxes.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Red Results

Indices closed in the red zone today on Wall Street. Financial brands such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup traded lower. Light volume and high volatility was the name of the game Thursday.

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