Financial Advisor Forum

Week Ahead: Fed on Watch Again With Sights on Rate Hike Clues

By Keris Alison Lahiff | 08/14/16 - 9:45 AM EDT
The Federal Reserve will be the underlying current fueling market activity in the coming week as questions remain over when a rate hike might come next.

Practice Management

Here’s How U.S. Government Debt Affects Your Retirement
By Scott Gamm | 08/01/16 - 8:03 AM EDT
The U.S. national debt, now over $19 trillion, means investors might need to save more money for their retirement, according to one expert.
Employment Is Down: Can the Fed Do Anything?
In the wake of May's lousy job numbers, is there anything that the Federal Reserve can do to help?
How Does the Fed Combat Unemployment?
With all eyes on the Federal Reserve after May's jobs report, it's worth asking, 'How exactly does it do its job?'
Your Financial Adviser Is Ignoring This Huge Part of Retirement Planning
Financial advisers are too focused on money when it comes to retirement planning, according to one expert.
2016 Stocks Picks From Sass Funds Manager -- Time Warner, Casino REIT, More
Ari Sass of M.D. Sass Funds offers 2016 stock picks, including Time Warner and a casino REIT, Gaming & Leisure Properties.

Wealth Management

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The Department of Education Drops the Hammer on ITT Tech
By John Sandman | 08/26/16 - 5:01 PM EDT
With a swan song about to be sung, ED withholds federal aid for new students.
5 Lowest 30-Year Mortgage Rates in the U.S.
Here are the top five lowest rates for a 30-year mortgage for August 15 to August 24, according to RateWatch.
Will Medicare Cover You For Illnesses Abroad?
When traveling abroad, buy a third-party insurance plan. That's the path to safe travels.
Should You Buddy Up to Your Financial Advisor? Some Say It's Too Big a Risk
Financial industry experts don't want you taking the "friend" route with your broker or advisor - and here's why.
Colleges and Universities Embrace Coding Boot Camps
Some partnerships between universities and boot camps offer credit as part of continuing education programs.