1. Highly Appreciated Giving

    Highly Appreciated Giving The stock market has been strong over the last few years, with the S&P 500 gaining about 200% from its bottom in March 2009 through the end of 2014.1 The housing market has also turned upward, and national home prices have bounced back to 2005 levels.2 In this improving economic environment, many […]

  2. Are You an Investor or a Speculator?

    Are You an Investor or a Speculator? Legendary investor and teacher Benjamin Graham — considered the “father of value investing” — once said, “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”1 This simple quote captures a fundamental concept that could help you establish and maintain a sound financial strategy. […]

  3. HOT TOPIC: Blame It on the Weather

    Blame It on the Weather: The Economic Effects of Unusual Events Many parts of the United States experienced a particularly harsh winter. The Midwest and Northeast suffered the toughest blows from a stream of heavy storms. Boston’s record seasonal snowfall topped 110 inches.1 As winter was settling in, U.S. economic growth fell to a seasonally […]