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

Deloitte, Billie Jean King Team Up for Major Millennial Workforce Study
By Gregg Greenberg | 09/13/16 - 3:33 PM EDT
As millennials are now the majority of the workforce, over half are already ascending into management and transforming the way companies transact business.
Beware the Freelancer Retirement Fund Crisis
An estimated 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020 and nearly 70 percent of so-called 1099 workers have no long-term savings.
Everyone Agrees the Economy Is Lousy, Except the Economy
Unemployment is down, wages are up, but somehow Americans all agree that the economy is lousy. There's got to be a reason.
Here’s How U.S. Government Debt Affects Your Retirement
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?

Wealth Management

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5 Ways Millennials Can Silence Their Financial Critics Forever
By Jason Notte | 09/29/16 - 11:40 AM EDT
Don't let that student loan debt and that extra time at mom and dad's house fool you: Millennials have a better handle on finance than most of their elders.
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire?
By now it should be well established that financial planners don't like you to carry debt into retirement. But where does your mortgage fall in the scheme of things?
What to Do When Your Social Security Number Is Stolen
Criminals are zeroing in on Social Security numbers as the tools to unlock theft of your assets, your identity, your life. The SSN is the "skeleton key to your life."
Don't Let Your Digital Assets Die With You
You need a will for the 21st century. Here's your road map.
7 Ways to Save Money in the Fall
Take a look at these seven ways you can cut expenses and save money this fall.