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Are You Riding the [Market] Wave?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on June 22, 2021

Learn the 3 R's to help you prepare for market volatility


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Topics: Investing, Investments, Investments and risk, emotions in investing

Fool's Gold or the Real Deal?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on June 15, 2021

Cryptocurrency isn’t the black sheep it once was. It’s hit the mainstream, and it’s grabbing up more headlines and investors than ever before.

These days, about 1 in 7 Americans own some type of cryptocurrency. And a little more than half of them bought it for the first time in 2020.1

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Topics: cryptocurrency

Will the Infrastructure Bill Impact Taxes?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on June 8, 2021
Are you tired of hearing about taxes? You're not alone! Over the past year with all of the new government spending, talk of increasing taxes has been consistently present in the news-stream.

But regardless of how we feel about taxes, there are a lot of new and changing developments in this national conversation. So, let's dive in.

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Topics: taxes

RMD's are Back!

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on June 1, 2021

Required Minimum Distributions are on for 2021, but some of the rules have changed. Here's what you need to know now.

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Topics: Taxes and retirees, taxes

Inflation Can Be a Scary Word

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 10:30 AM on May 29, 2021

There are compelling reasons to adopt a wait-and-see approach.

Inflation can be a scary word for people who are retired. It’s code for “prices are going up, but my income may stay the same.”

The most recent reading on consumer prices put inflation back into the conversation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.8% in April 2021 and jumped by a greater-than-expected 4.2% year-over-year.1

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Topics: inflation

Should I be Worried About Inflation?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on May 25, 2021
How much inflation can we handle before we're in trouble? Let's discuss. . . 

First, let’s get on the same page about some basics. If you’ve noticed the price of a thing increasing over time (say, your favorite candy bar or the cost of college tuition), that’s inflation in action. Economists use the broad increase (or decrease) in prices of goods and services across the country as a measure of economic health. When inflation is stable and predictable, it’s a sign of a basically healthy, growing economy.

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Topics: inflation

6 Accounts To Build a Solid Financial Foundation

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on May 11, 2021
It's time to “get your financial house in order.” But, what exactly does that mean? 

There's a lot that goes into the process of getting your finances in order, but the first step is to be sure your financial house is built on a solid foundation. This means that you have six fundamental pillars (accounts) in place that are designed for sustaining your financial well-being and creating wealth. 

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, saving and investing

Don't Talk to Strangers -Advice for the Identity Theft Era

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on March 25, 2021

America is enduring a data breach problem. As many workers traded in the office for remote work, data security has been a focus for the public and private sectors. Between robocalls pitching low-cost health insurance, pretending to be the I.R.S., or offering “work from home” opportunities, the pandemic has seen scammers getting more creative than they’ve ever been.1

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Topics: identity theft

Should I manage my own investment portfolio?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on March 11, 2021

We live in a "do it yourself" world. There are television networks and countless websites dedicated to learning how to "DIY" tasks that previously one would pay to have done for them.  

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Topics: Investing, Investments and risk

Tax 101 - How to Prepare for Tax Season

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on February 8, 2021

Ready or not - here it comes! Tax filing can be confusing and stressful. Here's a few things you can do to make this process a little smoother.   

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Topics: Tax withholding, taxes, Tax Forms

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