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Archive for February 2018

Are bonds always worth holding?

Financial Design Studio Bonds

Are bonds always worth holding? The market is beginning to digest the news of yesterday’s steel and aluminum tariff talk.  There are a variety of factors to consider both short and long term, domestically, and globally regarding whether tariffs are a good choice at this time, which we’ll save for another day.  It seems initially…

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How To Talk Basic Investments

Financial Design Studio Basic Investments

How To Talk Basic Investments Do you know the types of investments or accounts you own?  Very often we hear people talk about how they’re invested and they don’t really know how to “say” it.  Let’s clear the confusion for you! There are a variety of investment vehicles you can invest in.  Some of the…

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[Video] Get Organized: Your Accountant Will Thank You!

Financial Design Studio Taxes Organized

Get Organized: Your Accountant Will Thank You! STEPHEN SMALENBERGER, EA It’s that time of year when you’re thinking about filing your tax return.  I don’t know how many times I’ve seen someone bring in a box of unopened mail or receipts and give it to their accountant.  What if you came in earlier, organized, and…

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Stock Market Headlines Grabbing Your Attention?

Financial Design Studio Stock Market Drop

Stock Market Headlines Grabbing Your Attention? As we see increased volatility in the market, do you find that news headlines are grabbing your attention? It’s no wonder you’re attention is piqued. Consider the following ways headlines could be written: “1,000 point drop in the Dow”   versus   “2% drop in the Dow” “Dow travels 20,000 points” …

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