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Dollars and Sense

Jeff LeFave When interest rates rise, the value of your fixed-income investments, such as bonds, will typically fall. If this happens, how should you respond? First of all, it’s important to understand this inverse correlation between interest rates and bond prices. Essentially, when interest rates rise, investors won’t pay you full price for your bonds…

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),…