Volunteer Vacations They could be among the most memorable journeys you take. Travel with a difference: the essence of the volunteer vacation. You take the trip, you help make the difference for others, and perhaps you see the world differently as a byproduct. If you are thinking about [...]
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Plan Ahead to Ease Travel Headaches Waiting in a winding airport security checkpoint line is just one of many potential headaches today's travelers experience. In order to help ease the stress of traveling, review guidance from the officials who oversee our nation's travel rules and regulations. The Transportation [...]
529 Plans: Taking Distributions Parents looking to take advantage of the many benefits of a 529 plan will want to know the full details on which educational expenses qualify for tax-free distribution status -- and which do not.1 In Publication 970, the IRS gives detailed guidance on qualified [...]
401(k) Decisions -- You Can Take It With You If you are preparing to change jobs, do you know what your choices are for managing the money in your current employer's retirement plan? Although many people choose to take a cash distribution, there are other options that may [...]
A Letter To Our Clients August 1, 2019 Dear Valued Investor: This summer has been interesting. Thus far, temperatures have been at a maximum for much of the country, while typical summer storms have been at a minimum. A parallel can be drawn for the financial markets: Major [...]
How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets The LPL Research Midyear Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is here to provide economic and market guidance as well as investment recommendations to help us navigate the second half of [...]
Keep Your Head in the Game: Avoiding Mental Errors When You Invest In the sports world, a mental error can cost your team the big game. When you are investing, a mental error can put your retirement portfolio at risk. Mistakes often result from letting misconceptions and emotions affect your [...]
A Letter To Our Clients June 6, 2019 Dear Valued Investor: Trade tensions have interrupted an unusually calm year in U.S. stocks. In May, the S&P 500 Index fell from an April 30 record high as the United States and China failed to reach a trade deal and [...]
Recognizing and Avoiding Online Scams According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of U.S. data breaches hit a new high in 2017. Nearly 20% of breaches included credit and debit card information, a nearly 6% increase from the prior year. The actual number of records included [...]
A Letter To Our Clients April 4, 2019 Dear Valued Investor: April brings showers, baseball, and historically, the best month of the year for the S&P 500 Index (for the last 20 years). On top of that, the S&P 500 had its best first quarter since 1998, and [...]