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Outlook 2014 – LPL Financial

Portfolios Over Policy A farming almanac is an annual publication containing a guide for the coming year and a forecast of the times and statistics of events and phenomena important to growing. Farmers' almanacs have been a source of wisdom,…
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Mid-Year Outlook 2013 – LPL Financial

Investors’ Trail Map to the Markets The investment landscape for the first half of 2013 has proven to be a tough one to navigate. And, LPL Financial Research believes the second half of this year will best essay writing service reviews be…
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Give Your 401(k) a Quick Checkup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLYYsY74JJ8 When was the last time you reviewed your 401(k)? It’s easy to adopt a “set it and forget it” mentality, but I believe an annual 401(k) review can lead to better growth, higher balances, and…
8 Best Financial Apps
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The 8 Best Financial Apps for Money-Conscious People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZUs-7kE_00 You’d be hard-pressed to find someone without a smartphone or tablet these days. Companies like Apple and Samsung have redefined how we communicate, what we rely on, and our ability to access information.…
Investments with Uncommon Tax Benefits

2 Common Investments with Uncommon Tax Benefits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUaDmiRlMIE A common question we receive at Prosperion is “where all the tax-advantaged investments?” Last week John Booren covered two simple ways to reduce taxes on income, but certain types of investments…
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3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Financial Advisor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNq2E03joTg Money is often a stressful issue for most people. It’s complicated, confusing, emotional and most of all – important. There is no way to simply put personal finance on the backburner and let it…
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Starbucks in Vietnam – Why Perspective Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1b9wBlOlkY I’m a big believer in perspective. I believe the right perspective influences how we interpret the world and is key to seeing all the opportunity around us. These past few weeks we’ve been…
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Make the Media Work for You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9XPPVFpkm8 “News is to the mind what sugar is to the body.” – Rolf Dobelli We live in a world of news and media. We are constantly bombarded by headlines, articles, stories and breaking news updates.…
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Beat the Fear of Investing at Record Highs

For the next six weeks our advisors will explore different aspects of investor behavior and the effect it can have on a portfolio. First, I want to concentrate on investment time frames, and how a timeline might be the best guard against irrational…
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Debt Ceiling 101

Here we go again! We just avoided the fiscal cliff and now we’re headed for the debt ceiling. Misinformation and half-truths are the headlines of the day as the political rhetoric rises. So in this Prosper On I want to set the record straight.
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Prosper On: 2012 Wrap Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKp9VPolgsE Rather than provide the standard yearly wrap up, I thought it would be best to address the two most frequent questions I’ve been receiving. First, what was surprising about 2012? Second, what’s…
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Time to Get to Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUGYWKgmCr0 With the 2012 election over and a familiar face in office it’s time to get to work. We are, and always have been, a land of opportunity for those willing to put in the time and sweat. Now is the…
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The Uncertainty Gap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVxIT898-CI There’s a growing gap in America between what the financial markets are doing, and how people feel about the economy. With continued somewhat positive news like this week’s auto sales data, the…
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The Impact of iPhone 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCyUULevpLg Apple released the newest successor to their line of consumer electronics late last week, the iPhone 5. The highly touted and anticipated phone received reviews ranging from lackluster to brilliant.…
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The Catalyst of Cooperation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZSJqBXDOE Investors have a lot on their minds this fall. Between the impending fiscal cliff, European and Chinese woes and an election here at home, there’s a lot of unanswered questions holding investors…