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Medicare Questions Answered

 

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6 Critical Social Security Facts Retirees Must Know

According to Social Security Administration (SSA) statistics, Social Security benefits account for about 36 percent of retirement income for the average American. One of the biggest mistakes today's

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Is the Bull Market Too Old?

As of Friday, the S&P 500 is on the second-longest bull market run in history, surpassing the 1949-1956 bull market that lasted 2,607 days. The longest bull market in history ran between 1987 and

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Stocks End Mixed as Tech Falls on Earnings

Stocks ended last week mixed on earnings that were largely better than expected, though the tech sector disappointed. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.52%, the Dow grew 0.59%, and the NASDAQ lost

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Dow and S&P 500 Green for 2016

After a historically rough start to the year, stocks finally rallied enough to put the S&P 500 and Dow in the green for the year. Extended weakness in the dollar-which investors hope could boost

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Stocks End Higher for Second Week

Markets closed out another solid week of gains on the back of higher oil prices and some positive economic data. For the week, the S&P 500 increased 1.58%, the Dow grew 1.51%, and the NASDAQ added

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Are Recession Fears Just Hype?

Markets ended another volatile week lower despite a bounce in oil prices. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.81%, the Dow fell 1.43%, and the NASDAQ dropped 0.59%. [1]

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New Budget Deal Affects Social Security Strategies

Facing down another government shutdown, the House and Senate passed a new budget deal last week that suspends the debt limit until 2017 and increases funding levels for a number of federal programs.

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Why Do We Care About Earnings?

Stocks rallied again last week on a strong Tech sector showing, bringing the S&P 500 positive for the year again. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.07%, the Dow grew 2.50%, and the NASDAQ
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Fed Cites These 3 Factors Behind Last Week's Decision

September 21, 2015

Uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates weighed on markets last week, pushing the Dow and the S&P lower. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.15%,

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