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Will Italy Be Saved by the ECB?

The Italian election at the end of May has shaken up Europe and the Italian bond market.    The change in Italy will make things more volatile over the next several months.    We believe that the ECB will keep Italy afloat…
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What is a Backdoor Roth IRA?

Roth IRAs are a powerful way to save for retirement.  The beauty of a Roth IRA is that all growth and withdrawals from the account are tax-free and having a tax-free income source in retirement can be extremely beneficial.  It…
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Ballooning Corporate Debt

Corporations have increased debt loads over the past few years because of the Federal Reserve’s ultra easy monetary policy. Now with rates going up, stress is starting to show up in the corporate bond market. With over $4.4 trillion in…
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First Time Home Buyer: How to Make an Offer?

Buying a house can be a stressful endeavor for anyone.   But, for first time home buyers, the thought of making an offer on a house for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a very competitive home buying environment, where even…
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Recency Bias: Are You at Risk?

Jim Gore, CIO of THOR Investment Management, discusses some of the behavioral biases we are seeing by investors in the stock market today.
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Getting Started on Medicare

All Americans who are age 65 and over are eligible for Medicare.  Medicare can be overwhelming for those approaching age 65 and faced with having to enroll in this government managed health insurance program.  The purpose of this blog is…
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