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Balancing Work and Family

At one time, the typical American family looked like this: a breadwinner father who commuted a short distance to work and earned a very good living, and a stay-at-home mother who took care of the kids and family home with aplomb. Life seemed easy and manageable, with plenty of time for family meals, parent relaxation, and important life lesson discussions, and little … Read more

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Equity Firms Taking Over Health Care System

Firm Transactions Private equity firms have taken a large stake in the U.S health care system in recent years with acquisitions of hundreds of hospitals in the country. These buyouts have reached record highs in recent years, in 2017 alone there were 440 transactions valued at 52 billion. The following year that record would be … Read more

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Alzheimer Drug Trials 

Nearly 7 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia today. This number is predicted to increase to 13.8 million by 2060 unless there is some type of medical breakthrough that slows down the disease or outright cures it. Alzheimer’s remains the fifth-leading cause of death among Americans aged 65 and older … Read more

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

INSURANCEREAD TIME: 3 MIN Did you know that… Sixty-one percent of American workers have no private short-term disability insurance.1,2 Sixty-seven percent of working people in the U.S. lack private long-term disability coverage.1,2 Forty-eight percent of Americans have no life insurance.3,4 Approximately 14 percent of American drivers are uninsured.5 If you ask a homeowner, replacing a … Read more

Your Shift Risk Tolerance

INVESTMENTREAD TIME: 2 MIN YOUR SHIFTING RISK TOLERANCE When you created your investment strategy, your asset allocation should have reflected your goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. But over time, any of those three factors may have changed, and your portfolio may now need adjustments to reflect your new investing priorities. It’s important to … Read more

Looking Through The Clouds

At the risk of sounding cliché, making the case for stocks to stage a second half rally back to the prior highs requires investors to see through some heavy cloud cover. If you prefer another market cliché, it’s times like these when investors need a crystal ball. We fully acknowledge how tough it is to see the … Read more

Caring for your Aging Parents

WHAT IS IT? Caring for your aging parents is something you hope you can handle when the time comes, but something you probably hope you never have to do. Caring for your aging parents means helping them plan for the future, and this can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. When the time comes for you to … Read more

Socially Responsible Investing

Investing with an eye toward promoting social, political, or environmental concerns (or at least not supporting activities you feel are harmful) doesn’t mean you have to forgo pursuing a return on your money. Socially responsible investing may allow you to further both your own economic interests and a greater good, in whatever way you define that term.  The concept of putting … Read more

The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood

Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand — from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will actually take place — that someday they will be grown, independent, and ready to move out on their … Read more

Businesses and Consumers Likely Protected from Near-term Recession

Not all recessions are created equal. Previous downturns in the U.S. were prompted by various shocks, with the most recent recession started by health and government-induced shutdowns. Other recessions started in the corporate sector, whereas some started from commodity shocks. The next one could start from geopolitical tensions. Nonetheless, we think the current business and consumer environments are safe … Read more