The Tariff Tantrum

The Tariff Tantrum

On March 1, the US announced it would be imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.  The market did not take this news in stride and stocks tumbled.  Since then, more details have come out about which countries are exempt from these tariffs, which has helped...

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Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

In 2017, the U.S. has been plagued with natural disasters from coast to coast ranging from hurricanes to fires, and unprecedented flooding. Do you have the right insurance coverage in place should a disaster strike where you live? For Californians, there is one threat...

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Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin 101

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital currency that was created in 2009.  It is based on a 2008 white paper by a fictitious person named Satoshi Nakamoto.  That person’s true identity remains a mystery.  One of the unique aspects of Bitcoin compared to other currency...

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Does Your Retirement Account Need a Tune Up?

Does Your Retirement Account Need a Tune Up?

Regardless of how nice your car is when you drive it off the lot, you’re going to have to give it some love and attention in order to get from Point A to Point B consistently and without stress.  If you forget to refill the gas tank, you’re not going anywhere.  Don’t...

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The 7 Step Personal Financial Checkup

The 7 Step Personal Financial Checkup

How are you doing with your money goals? At least once a year, you should do a personal financial checkup to keep you on track to reach your financial and retirement goals. It's important to evaluate where you are at with your money, where you're going, and how to...

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What Does Dow 22,000 Mean?

What Does Dow 22,000 Mean?

You may have heard news headlines stating that the Dow is in new record territory having hit the 22,000 level.  You may also be wondering what does this market milestone mean, or more specifically, what does it mean for your personal investments and retirement...

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3 Strategies to Finally Destroy Your Debt

3 Strategies to Finally Destroy Your Debt

Debt can postpone your goals (like retirement!) and keep you from living the life you want. Here are 3 strategies to destroy your debt and take control of your finances. 1. What would your life look like if you were 100% debt free? “Whether you think you can, or you...

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