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Investing in Your Child’s Future Investing in Your Child’s Future
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It’s no surprise that college tuition rates are increasing. Tuition hikes have outpaced inflation by a large margin. The key to being prepared for these expenses, like any other financial goal, is early planning. [Read More]
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Investing in Your Child’s Future Investing in Your Child’s Future
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It’s no surprise that college tuition rates are increasing. Tuition hikes have outpaced inflation by a large margin. The key to being prepared for these expenses, like any other financial goal, is early planning. [Read More]

The Economy of Dogs The Economy of Dogs
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The cost of owning a pet is high and so is the time that is needed. The cost of dog breeds varies by size, type and desires, but a recent study estimates the average lifetime cost of raising a dog is $23,410. [Read More]

My House Is a Time Machine My House Is a Time Machine
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
I have reluctantly arrived at the downsizing phase of life, and I am amazed by the timeline of technological development that my collection embodies. Technologies arrive and are supplanted with better, faster and cheaper methods which are then supplanted by even better technology. [Read More]

The Persistence of Change The Persistence of Change
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Change keeps coming at home and abroad — governmentally, economically and technologically. [Read More]

The Bannon Lesson in Consequences The Bannon Lesson in Consequences
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
Michael Bender, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, recently wrote a piece on the Bannon family and some of the experiences that galvanized their economic thinking and that may well be shaping current national economic policies. [Read More]

Should I Use a Financial Advisor? Should I Use a Financial Advisor?
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Before you decide to “do it yourself,” consider your options among advisors and varying levels of assistance. If you decide a financial advisor is the right thing for you, decide what your top priorities are and find an advisor who fits you. [Read More]

Much Ado About Everything Much Ado About Everything
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
Change is here and we need to adapt and recommit to those things that are dear to us. It is time for critical thinking and careful consideration. [Read More]

You're Retiring. Now What? You're Retiring. Now What?
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
For decades, financial planning has concentrated on preparing and saving for retirement. With the ongoing elimination of pension plans, this generation has become more responsible for their own golden years. With 401k and Individual Retirement Accounts being the majority of the Baby Boomer generatio [Read More]

The Investment Markets Ahead The Investment Markets Ahead
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
Policy changes alone are not necessarily the end point for the markets. Ultimately, any policy shift will have to reflect measurable positive economic changes. The investment markets will not wait for the actual economic numbers but will most likely anticipate better numbers and react accordingly. [Read More]

Should You Be Making Roth Contributions? Should You Be Making Roth Contributions?
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Isn’t it exciting when you finally become eligible to contribute to your 401(k) at work? It provides that feeling of having a financial future. However, those feelings are usually abruptly interrupted by the extensive list of options from which to choose. [Read More]

A Holiday Reflection A Holiday Reflection
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
I closed out my 50-year investment career in April of last year and have been directing my attention toward family and charitable efforts in the Pine Creek Valley. As time goes by, I am getting a better perspective on my career and what now matters in life, at least for me. [Read More]

What the Markets Expect from a Trump Presidency What the Markets Expect from a Trump Presidency
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
It has been more than a month since the surprise results of the presidential election, and since Election Day the S&P 500 is up 3 percent, with many sectors gaining traction based on planned policies. President-elect Donald Trump may not be everyone’s cup of tea but so far the U.S. stock market is [Read More]

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