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Monday, August 19, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1...

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday's closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses - but it...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire has a keen insight into the epidemic of horrific mass shootings that have hit our country in the last fifteen years or so. His research points to the “gamification of terror:” people who...

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street's expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the...

Monday, August 5, 2019

Melissa Blazejak, an editor with HR Daily Advisor, has published a most informative article on hiring millennials. I like what she says, and it rings true as she is herself a millennial. I have been employing people for decades, and...

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Friday, August 2, 2019

A recent article in Familywealthwatch gives us insight into what makes super rich people tick. There are no surprises here.No, they don't have an exceptional greed for money.No, they don't envision themselves as rulers of the world.No...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

As you may know, I have spent the last five years retooling my firm into a resource for world class insurance products and services. That process has included the design of a state-of-the-art website and corporate rebranding. Our...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Reason Magazine has run an article with surprising news - there is still room in the marketplace for small business operators!It's encouraging to hear that small retail stores can compete with online giants like Amazon. I think it's...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Life insurance consultant Bill Boersma has identified some of the major pitfalls of life insurance premium financing in an article in wealthmanagement.com. Brokers and advisers who propose such an arrangement to their clients would be...

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve's next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week;...

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results, investors seemed more interested in what might happen at the Federal Reserve's...

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000,...

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed...

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500 lost 0.30%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.32%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.45%. In contrast, overseas shares, tracked by the MSCI EAFE...

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while improving 2.20% across five market days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite posted respective, 5-day advances...

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.41%. Overseas shares, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE developed markets...

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index...

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants. From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Week on Wall StreetStocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world's two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues. The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite,...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to get life insurance and protect your mortgage is something that should be taught in every high school across the country. Why? Because home ownership is still a major theme of the American dream. And people typically cannot...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What was the resolution you made this New Year's Eve? Was it to make more money? Be less angry? Feel more love? Be less overweight? Can you be guaranteed success in achieving any of your goals? I think so. Here's the key: if you want...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Key person coverage is essential in a business, whether you’re small, medium, or international. Key people play many important roles: Has managerial responsibility.Is responsible for sales.Is connected with creditors.Is...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One of our strategic partners provides a platform for consumers to purchase term life insurance online. Shoppers can get prequalified, receive a quote, apply, get approved, and have a policy emailed to them within minutes! Not only...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

$1 million is nothing to sneeze at. If you are someone of limited means, $1 million could be a windfall of extraordinary proportions. Truly a life-changer. On the other hand, if your personal net worth is $100 million, then $1 million...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What exactly qualifies somebody as an expert, and do you really need one when buying insurance? People tend to define expertise solely based on knowledge: product knowledge, tax laws, etc. But that doesn't really address the bottom...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Most people buy a life insurance policy and stick it in the drawer. Time goes by, and then – surprise! The price goes up. If it's a term policy, the policy renews at an exorbitant rate. If it's universal life, policy costs...

Friday, April 13, 2018

In this series so far, we have discussed the importance of not playing God in business situations – with your clients, with your employees, and in your profession. But this tendency to play God isn’t limited to the career...

Friday, March 30, 2018

You can’t tune into the news these days without hearing a breaking story about sexual abuse. The #MeToo Movement has brought to public attention the travesty of sexual predation that takes place in many industries. While its...