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Planning UpdatesOk, so $100,000 by age 25 isn't attainable for everyone . But if you are taking charge of your finances for the first time and don't know where to start, we are here to help!
Getting to financial stability these days is nothing like it was 50 years ago... we no longer sit down and balance the checkbook (which used to force people to acknowledge their spending and account balances).
Most people are likely to be seeing smaller tax returns this year. Yet some individuals still stand to receive bigger checks than they did last year. Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year .
Behavior and FinanceAre we in a Headline Driven Market ?
When Beyonce was calling for "all the single ladies" I don't think she was talking about retirement .
"Simpler solutions are likely to be more correct than complex ones." This also applies to your finances. Read more in this blog post, by Baird's John Taft.
In the NewsThe Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has a large impact on planning for 2020, read the details about the bill here.
"That proves to me that the US economy remains strong." - Patrick Spencer, vice chair of equities at Baird, discusses the US economy with CNBC.
The Disney-Fox Merger: What's the trickle-down effect for consumers?
How Girl Scouts captured the heart of America. It's not just about the cookies...
Taking Advantage of the SECURE Act
The new SECURE Act presents some significant changes to IRAs and other retirement vehicles. Here’s how you can take advantage of the new rules.
Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud
Wire fraud is one of the most frightening types of theft that can happen to you, if for no other reason than wire transfers are routinely transacted in the tens or even h...
The Difficulty in Calling a Market Top
Trying to “time the market” is both highly risky and incredibly difficult.
A Budget You Can Live With
A budget can be the first step toward achieving your financial goals. But it doesn’t work if it’s not realistic. Here are some steps to help get your finances...
When to Take Your Benefit: A Key Retirement Decision
You should manage your Social Security like any other investment. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t, and may be missing out on as much as $100,000 in benefits. He...
How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
The primary purpose of life insurance is to cover the financial needs of loved ones after you’re gone. How much is enough for your family? This guide from Baird can...
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