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Poll: With a New Administration Taking Over, How Do You See Your Finances Changing This Year?

Poll: With a New Administration Taking Over, How Do You See Your Finances Changing This Year?

Tweet It’s inauguration day, and that means we’re out with the old and in with the new. Regardless of which side of the political fence you stand on, there is no escaping the fact that a lot of changes are taking place. For better or for worse, the new administration is faced with some tough […]

Poll: How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going So Far?

Poll: How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going So Far?

Tweet With a new year comes new resolutions for many. Some people choose more personal goals such as losing weight, exercising more, or spending more time with the family. Others focus on financial issues such as paying off a credit card or saving/investing more money. Whatever your resolution, it’s easy to stay focused and excited […]

Poll: Are You Done With Your Holiday Shopping?

Poll: Are You Done With Your Holiday Shopping?

Tweet The clock is ticking, and that means time is running out to finish all of your holiday shopping. The malls are already getting extremely busy and it will only get worse the closer we get. Are you someone who always seems to wait until the last minute, or were you prepared this year and […]

Poll: Did You Take Advantage of Any Black Friday Sales?

Poll: Did You Take Advantage of Any Black Friday Sales?

Tweet Thanksgiving has come and gone, and that means the holiday shopping season is now in full gear. Most stores like to have some major sales on the following Friday, and this year was no different. Stores opened as early as midnight in some places, and others had deals so hot there were people camped […]

Poll: Are You Noticing Any Cutbacks at Your Job?

Poll: Are You Noticing Any Cutbacks at Your Job?

Tweet With the economy in recession, the stock market down, and companies trying to turn a profit, a lot of employers have started to cut back. For some, it might mean eliminating the company Christmas party, while other companies are making massive layoffs or cutting pay. I’ve noticed a few things getting cut from our […]

Poll: Have Recent Economic Conditions Changed Your Expectations for Retirement?

Poll: Have Recent Economic Conditions Changed Your Expectations for Retirement?

Tweet After a little over a year of constant downturns in the economy and stock markets, some discussion is coming to light in terms of people reconsidering what retirement means, and how they are going to get there. I know I’ve seen this in my practice, as I’m encountering many more people who are approaching […]

Poll: Has the Recent Economic Downturn Changed Your Holiday Plans?

Poll: Has the Recent Economic Downturn Changed Your Holiday Plans?

Tweet In the midst of everything that’s unfolded over the past year, many people will be faced with difficult decisions, especially around the holidays. For those who are already struggling financially, taking the family to see relatives across the country might be out. For others, it could just mean a few less presents to give, […]

Poll: Have Recent Market Conditions Caused You to Make Any Investment Changes?

Poll: Have Recent Market Conditions Caused You to Make Any Investment Changes?

Tweet Following the worst week in our market’s history, many people have had enough and can’t stand to lose any more. Others are viewing this as a buying opportunity and loading up on deeply discounted stocks. And of course, you have those who are just plugging away and staying the course, regardless of how hard […]

Poll: Rasing the Limits of FDIC Protection from $100,000 to $250,000 – Good or Bad?

Poll: Rasing the Limits of FDIC Protection from $100,000 to $250,000 – Good or Bad?

Tweet On Tuesday, both presidential candidates and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Shelia Bair had made statements encouraging congress to allow the FDIC to increase the limit of protection. The $100,000 limit per account has been in place since 1980, and suggestions have been to increase the limit to $250,000. It’s interesting to note […]

Poll: What Do You Think of the Proposed $700 Billion Financial Bailout?

Poll: What Do You Think of the Proposed $700 Billion Financial Bailout?

Tweet As we all know, with the financial markets in turmoil right now, there is a proposal on the table to inject $700 billion into the financial sector in an effort to shore up the economy. Since this is a pretty big deal, there is a lot of discussion surrounding the plan and whether or […]