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Financially Focused: February 2021 Newsletter

5 Situation When You May Want to Pause Retirement Savings Being financially healthy throughout your journey to retirement is just as important as being financially healthy once you retire. For that reason and inspired by a recent U.S. News and World Report article,1 let’s explore a few situations when it […]
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Worried About Your Financial Plan? Schedule A Q&A Call Today

By Joe Vitale Yes, 2020 is finally behind us, and 2021 is well underway. But we’re still battling the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to disrupt daily life across the globe. And although resilient Americans have adjusted and adapted to these uncertain (now almost normal) times, you’re undoubtedly continuing to experience […]
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Weekly Market Commentary

Gradient Investments Weekly Talking Points 02/08/2021 All data is for the week ended February 5, 2021. Stocks As both houses of Congress voted for further stimulus, COVID infections declined and vaccination rollouts accelerated, the stock markets were buoyed last week. The S&P 500 rose 4.67%, the Russell 2000 added 7.72% and […]
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Your Estate: Have You Looked at These Legal Documents Lately?

If you haven’t prepared certain estate documents, or the ones you have are out-of-date, your intentions could easily become a matter of dispute. The courts might have to make critical decisions regarding your medical care and finances or determine who will receive your assets when you die. Having a thorough […]
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Weekly Market Commentary

Gradient Investments Weekly Talking Points 01/25/2021 All data is for the week ended January 22, 2021. Stocks Markets were higher last week with a definite emphasis on growth stocks. The S&P 500 rose 1.96%, the Russell 2000 added 2.15% and the NASDAQ advanced 4.19%. Overseas, the emerging markets (MSCI EM) […]
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5 Situations When You May Want to Pause Retirement Savings

This information is especially relevant for some people during the pandemic, but these ideas really apply anytime, whether the economy is up or down. And, to make it abundantly clear, these are all temporary situations that may make sense to pause retirement savings. 1|To rebound from a health crisis. During […]
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Weekly Market Commentary

Gradient Investments Weekly Talking Points 01/25/2021 All data is for the week ended January 22, 2021. Stocks Markets were higher last week with a definite emphasis on growth stocks. The S&P 500 rose 1.96%, the Russell 2000 added 2.15% and the NASDAQ advanced 4.19%. Overseas, the emerging markets (MSCI EM) […]
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Merry Christmas! Looking Toward 2021 With Hope

By Joe Vitale As we look back at 2020, it’s been tumultuous, to say the least. Our team at American Retirement Advisors would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a refreshing new year! The holiday season, your treasured traditions, and pretty much […]
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Happy Thanksgiving! A Time To Be Thankful

By Joe Vitale While Thanksgiving became an official holiday in 1870, Americans have been taking part in this tradition of gratitude since the Pilgrims arrived on our shores. Since then, our country has experienced wars, depressions, natural disasters, social upheavals, and international crises, and still we come together at this […]
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