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    LeadImage-300x200 Balance between stretching and snapping

    By Kyle Tetting
    With the recent strong performance of U.S. stocks and the favorable economic landscape, the forward P/E for the S&P 500 has been stretched to around 18.5 times 2018 earnings. On average, over the last 25 years, that number has been closer to 16. Such strained valuations have been supported by investor optimism and low interest rates, but they also have raised concerns about the duration and extent of the current bull market.

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Increasingly, Americans reaching retirement age aren’t retiring. I wonder if I’ll be one of them. […]

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By Joel Dresang
I get it. Rebalancing was wise. Still, the process was a bit unnerving for me. And it didn’t help that I did the math. […]

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In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Dave Sandstrom explains the differences among various retirement accounts. […]

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By Joel Dresang
I took a cue from a meme tweeted by the Internal Revenue Service. It encouraged taxpayers to prepare for the filing season by getting their “ducks in a row.” I am familiar with the expression, which means to get ready by arranging and organizing, by getting your facts straight. I wondered, though, about its origin. I wasn’t alone. […]


Retirement spending with heirs in mind

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Get online with Social Security

Added security is one more reason everyone who’s eligible should establish an online Social Security account. The sooner you set one up, the harder it will be for an imposter to set one up in your name or using your Social Security number. […]


Investment lessons from the last downturn

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Counting my blessings (instead of sheep)

By Brian Kilb
I’m taking Bing Crosby’s advice in the movie “White Christmas” by counting my many blessings as the year 2017 ends. If one’s blessings come in the form of portfolio returns, then most of us can consider it quite a year as performance for both stocks and bonds across the globe exceeded expectations. […]



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