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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

If you’ve felt like stock prices were a little more volatile in 2022 than in recent years, your “spidey senses” are right on the money.

Friday, September 9, 2022

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will release their Beige Book, which could shed some light on the Fed’s current view of the economy and inflation trends.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The market rally that began in mid-June paused last week. Despite the week’s losses, stocks exhibited resiliency in the face of a string of troubling economic news that included flat retail sales, weak housing numbers, an inversion in the y

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Stocks turned in a mixed performance last week as investors struggled with headlines suggesting that the Fed was unlikely to soon ease up on its current monetary tightening policy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

It’s natural to think “defense” during a bearish market season. But why not mix in some “offense” with your defense? Here are three moves we can discuss together that may be helpful during the current market downturn.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

ugust is recognized as Financial Awareness Month.  Specifically, August 14th is National Financial Awareness Day, which is designed to encourage individuals and families to evaluate their finances and establish standards, goals, and a plan

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

With half the year behind us, now is a great time to consider what the remainder of 2022 may hold. However, with inflation and economic uncertainty causing many of us to delay or cancel vacations, large purchases, and more, it can be challe

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

It’s natural to think “defense” during a bearish market season. But why not mix in some “offense” with your defense? Here are three moves we can discuss together that may be helpful during the current market downturn.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

To arrive at the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), the Social Security Administration looks at third-quarter prices and compares them to a year prior. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, living costs are up about 8 percent.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

View this month’s market update video as host Ivan Gruhl, Chief Investment Officer of Avantax provides an update and discusses market returns, the Federal Reserve and our view on the risk of a recession as the economy slows.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

With inflation hovering near 40-year highs, some investors are looking for alternative ways to weather the storm. For many, a Series I Savings Bond is just the ticket. I Bonds give investors a rate of return plus inflation protection and ar

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lately, the "Great Resignation" has led many Americans to leave their jobs for other opportunities, while others have chosen a different path: early retirement. We can all understand looking for a more suitable place of work, but some might

Monday, May 23, 2022

Worried investors believe "this time it's different." When the market drops, some investors lose perspective that downtrends – and uptrends – are part of the investing cycle.

Monday, May 23, 2022

While you may not be into comic books, items like artwork, antiques, or baseball cards, can hold surprising monetary value, but collectibles can be affected by a number of factors, including liquidity.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Few investors should have been surprised when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates after its May meeting.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

If you have a balance on a credit card or an adjustable-rate mortgage, you might be noticing changes in your payments.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

View this month’s market update video as host Ivan Gruhl, Chief Investment Officer of Avantax provides an update and discusses market returns, inflation, the current Federal Reserve policy and the dollar.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

Knowing when it’s the right time to retire can be difficult, especially if you love your job. Even professional athletes have a hard time knowing when to walk away!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Stocks spent last week digesting the sharp gains of previous weeks as investors assessed a tightening yield curve, the war in Ukraine, and an uncertain outlook for economic growth and inflation.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Selling a business is a very personal decision. It can be difficult and overwhelming to know where to start when considering your future, your partners, your family, your employees and team, and your customers or clients.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Add it all up, and you could be thinking, “I just want to sit this one out.” But that’s exactly the time when you should remind yourself about investment strategy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Inflation is running hot, gasoline prices are up, interest rates are climbing, and it’s hard to remember the last time the stock market had a winning week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

War in Ukraine weighed on stocks as investors assessed the economic impact of continued hostilities, expanding economic sanctions, and potentially higher inflation due to rising oil prices and new stresses on the global supply chain.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Here’s a quick refresher: a correction is defined as a decline of 10% or greater from a recent high in the financial markets. Corrections can last anywhere from days to months, but few have lasted longer. Recently, we’ve seen a bumpy ride,

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Interest rates. Inflation Fears. Political Events. International Developments. During the past year, every one of these events have influenced stock prices.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Business owners have enough on their plate without the added stress of selecting a new cloud-based accounting platform. But choosing your next accounting software doesn’t need to be an endless project that demands your constant attention. A

Friday, January 7, 2022

YOUR 4% WITHDRAWAL STRATEGY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH Get the Tax Guidance You Need to Help Live the Retirement You Desire There’s a lot of concern among industry experts about whether the popular 4% withdrawal rule can provide enough income...

Friday, December 17, 2021

Has your company switched to a remote work or hybrid environment for employees?

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Managing cash flow is essential to business management. Revenue can fluctuate, and expenses need to be paid on time to maintain a positive working relationship with vendors, utility companies, and employees. Thankfully, there’s a...

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The long-awaited $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) received the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval Friday, November 5, 2021, to provide funding for improvements to highways, bridges, and other road...

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tax compliance is an essential aspect of any business, with sales and use tax making up a large portion of overall tax requirements. However, sales and use tax can get complicated very quickly as each state and local tax has its own...