Does it matter if we go into a recession?

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 Does it matter if we go into a recession? Key Points: Determining when an economy goes into and out of a recession is difficult and requires hindsight. Making economic forecasts such as the start and end date of a recession is not likely to improve investment results. Recessions are not problematic for most people…

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You’ve got this

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You’ve got this! Key Points: If watching the news gets you riled up, turn it off. If you can’t, try to remember they are stirring your emotions so you will tune in and they can sell more ads. Stocks often start to recover with an initial surge when things look awful. Diversifying among different types…

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Will a stock market decline kill my retirement?

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Will a stock market decline kill my retirement? Key Points: Those with a sound plan based on realistic goals and expectations who stay diversified, patient, and disciplined have little reason to worry that the stock market decline seen in 2022, or even declines much worse, will radically derail their retirement.   While the exact timing…

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Is now the time to move into dividend paying stocks?

Charles E. Fitzgerald, CFP with Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo

Is now the time to move into dividend paying stocks? With costs rising and interest rates up, is now the time to emphasize dividend paying stocks? We like dividend paying stocks as a permanent portion of a portfolio. But the question implies there is some aspect of dividend paying stocks that could make them a…

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Will my tax return be processed quicker this year?

Tommy Lucas, fee-only Financial Advisor

Will my tax return be processed quicker this year? The 2021 tax filing season was the worst in memory. There was a slew of legislation creating Covid-related tax provisions that never existed before. Some of that legislation was passed late in the year leaving the IRS scrambling to adapt. This was very difficult given the…

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