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Dollars and Sense

  Don’t let your investments go on vacation Jeff LeFave Summer is here and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways, more than $100 billion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but there’s…

Dollars and Sense

  Don’t let short-term market volatility derail long-term investment perspective Jeff LeFave, Edward Jones First quarter 2018 brought some big drops in stock prices, but local investors should not allow short-term stock market fluctuations to derail their long-term investment decisions, Jeff LeFave says, especially when the likely causes of the market volatility actually suggest reasons…

Dollars and Sense

  Jeff LeFave Another year has passed, which means it’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas to think about: Increase contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. For 2018, you can contribute up to $18,500 (or $24,500 if you’re 50 or older) to your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b),…

Dollars and Sense: Does market volatility scare you?

Jeff LeFave On Halloween night, you may have seen a parade of monsters, demons, Transformers and other frightening individuals stopping by your house, exercising their right to demand candy. Fortunately, their appearance will be unlikely to cause you unpleasant dreams. But some people seem to have real fears about other things – such as what…

Dollars and Sense

Try to overcome “roadblocks” to a comfortable retirement Mary Diamond In your life you will want to take many journeys. But few will be as important as retirement – specifically, a comfortable retirement. And that’s why it’s so important to consider the roadblocks you might encounter on your road to the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.…