Franchising as an Investment Option

As a consumer, you’ve probably visited a franchise at least once in the last month. But have you ever thought about owning one? If you’re the entrepreneurial type and looking for a career change or another income stream, it might be worth considering. This kind of business venture allows you to be your own boss…

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How to Review Your Finances Midyear

No matter how much fun your summer is shaping up to be, it’s no time to put your finances on pause. Take a look at the past six months to gauge how you can adjust your strategic or tactical actions to ensure you’re making steady progress toward your financial goals. Check In With Your Cash…

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Retirement Savings Mistakes to Avoid

A long-term savings strategy like planning for retirement relies on small steps taken over an extended period of time. Make sure you’re on track by avoiding these common mistakes. Underfunding Retirement Accounts Are you among the 71 percent of Americans who aren’t putting enough away for retirement? The most effective determining factors of a well-funded…

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Who makes up the Fortune 500?

Landing on the Fortune 500 is a pie-in-the-sky dream of many business owners. The most profitable U.S. companies that make up the latest list collectively employ 27.9 million individuals across the world and represent $840 billion in profits and $12 trillion in revenues. Who are these business dynamos and where are many of them based?…

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International vs. Global

Today’s post deals with a simple issue of terminology for investing, which you’ll see when it comes to investing is not so simple. In case you are interested, you can view a comprehensive Financial Vocabulary Booklet we’ve put together, which has many financial terms you might find helpful. Today, we’ll primarily be discussing international verses…

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Brexit – Now What?

Did you miss Adrian’s brief commentary about Brexit on WBBJ? View it here! Well, the people of the United Kingdom (UK) have made their voices heard and voted for Brexit. As you are likely already aware by now, Brexit is the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU). And, Brexit is…

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Eddleman Brexit Interview on WBBJ

Here’s a story I was interviewed for on WBBJ about Brexit. Obviously I had much more to say that had to be cut from the piece. Don’t forget, I actually had a brief blogpost weeks ago where I mention Brexit and what else is on the horizon. Expect more details soon in our Eddleman’s Economic…

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May Jobs Report and the Fed

As you’ve probably heard on the news, the May 2016 jobs report was “disappointing”, “concerning”, and a “surprise”, or at least those were the words used by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. In fact, May’s job creation was the worst since 2010. And, while you might hear the 4.7% unemployment figure bandied about, there’s been…

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Emerging Markets vs. S&P 500

The S&P 500 and the MSCI Emerging Market Index have very different results over the last 5 years. During that time, the S&P 500 produced positive returns every year, while the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was only positive in one year. So with this information, why would anyone choose to place their money in an…

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What Would You Do with $1 Million?

This is a scenario everyone has played out in their head hundreds of times. What would I do if I suddenly came into $1 million? Most of us already have a plan, to either get out of debt, or to buy a new car or a new house. But, assuming those things were already taken care of,…

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