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Financial Planning and Divorce

Financial Planning and Divorce

It is in tumultuous times like a divorce, that a good financial planner can make a world of difference.

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Portfolio Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Portfolio Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Understand the impact different investment returns can have on your outcomes.

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Identity Theft: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Resources

Identity Theft: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Resources

We highlight the issue of identity theft, acquaint you with practical suggestions, and present you with specific steps to take in the event of an identity fraud incident.

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Economic Commentary

2018 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

2018 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

In the fourth quarter, the economy expanded by 2.6% bringing real, annualized GDP growth to 2.3% in 2017. In many ways, 2017 was a prototypical post-Financial Crisis year with regards to economic growth. A weak first quarter gave way to stronger growth in the back half of the year, resulting in a good, but not a great year for the economy.

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2017 Mid-Year Economic Review and Outlook

2017 Mid-Year Economic Review and Outlook

The economy expanded at a real, annualized rate of 2.6% in the second quarter, while first quarter growth was revised down to 1.2% (vs. the previous estimate of 1.4%). The expansion was in line with analyst expectations from the beginning of the quarter and consistent with the post-Financial Crisis pattern of weak first quarters followed by stronger growth in the second quarter.

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2017 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

2017 Q1 Economic Review and Outlook

During the first quarter, the economy expanded at a real, annualized rate of 0.7%. Relative to consensus estimates for Q1 growth and recent real growth rates in the latter half of 2016, this can only be described as a disappointing start to the year.

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Latest Blog Posts

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Child?

October 13, 2019

On CBS, Karl discussed with Sharon Ko how much it really costs to raise a child.  The number may shock you.  Karl gives some practical tips on how to pay...

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Trade War Truce

October 12, 2019

On this week's show, Karl discusses the back and forth of stocks this week all based on trade.  But, by the time the dust settled, a deal had been reached,...

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It’s Not All Bad – Covenant’s Weekly Synopsis

October 7, 2019

In this week’s edition: Last Week Today – A summary of news impacting the financial markets and the economy. It’s Not All Bad – Survey data is weak, but hard...

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