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Post Covid Investing: Time for a Deeper Look
Post Covid Investing: Time for a Deeper Look

Post Covid Investing: Time for a Deeper Look

May 03, 2021 / Scott Ehrig

As the worst of the pandemic gradually recedes, investors are statistics that will, on their face, seem outlandish. Year over year comparisons will be stunning in notional terms. Economic indicators will also post extraordinary readings. But, like most things, true understanding requires a deeper examination, which is an important prerequisite to making smart, impactful decisions.…

First quarter 2021 economic review and outlook
First quarter 2021 economic review and outlook

First quarter 2021 economic review and outlook

April 26, 2021 / Warren Hurt

In this first quarter of 2021, the weather has broken, vaccine delivery is accelerating and we are starting to feel a sense of freedom may just be over the horizon. Here’s a review of the first quarter of 2021 and an outlook of what’s to come:…

Beware of unemployment fraud — even if you’re employed
Beware of unemployment fraud — even if you’re employed

Beware of unemployment fraud — even if you’re employed

April 22, 2021 / Ray Wills

Scammers have long known how to use stolen identities to commit fraud, for instance, unemployment fraud.…

Checking your credit is free, for now — here’s why you should take advantage
Checking your credit is free, for now — here’s why you should take advantage

Checking your credit is free, for now — here’s why you should take advantage

April 15, 2021 / Ray Wills

Recently, the three national credit agencies — TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — said they will continue to provide free, weekly credit reports to consumers until April 20, 2022.…

What is a balance transfer — and when does it make sense?
What is a balance transfer — and when does it make sense?

What is a balance transfer — and when does it make sense?

April 08, 2021 / Cynthia Marconi

A balance transfer is a credit card transaction where you move your credit card balance from one card to another — typically a new one with a lower interest rate.…

IRS extends federal tax payment deadline to May 17
IRS extends federal tax payment deadline to May 17

IRS extends federal tax payment deadline to May 17

April 02, 2021 / Shelby White

Taxpayers now have until May 17, 2021, to file and pay their taxes without penalties or interest. This is about a one-month extension beyond the traditional deadline of April 15.…

How to spot investment coaching scams
How to spot investment coaching scams

How to spot investment coaching scams

March 17, 2021 / Ray Wills

“My program is going to make you a lot of money. I’ll show you how to do everything you need to do to be successful.” Ads like this are usually a scam. The Federal Trade Commission recently announced Operation Income Illusion, a nationwide effort to prevent income scams that promise to make people a lot of money by participating in a special program.…

Individual investor muscle
Individual investor muscle

Individual investor muscle

March 08, 2021 / The Merrill Anderson Company

As January closed there was some very unusual excitement in the stock markets. The price of shares of videogame reseller GameStop, which had languished for years near $5, suddenly began to rocket skyward, to $40, then $60, then $120, eventually cresting at well over $400 per share before coming back down to earth. This despite an absence of profitability.…

Investor alert: Robinhood app hit with hefty fine from federal regulators
Investor alert: Robinhood app hit with hefty fine from federal regulators

Investor alert: Robinhood app hit with hefty fine from federal regulators

February 23, 2021 / Shelby White

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged Robinhood Financial LLC for failure to fully disclose the firm’s receipt of payments from trading firms for routing customer orders to them.…

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