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Learn How to Reduce Your Monthly Costs So You Can Start Saving for Your Retirement

When you retire, you will only get a certain amount of money each month and living on a restricted income can be difficult to do. If you want to be able to live comfortably after you retire, you need to save as much money as you can before your retirement takes place. The following guide walks you through a few things you can do to start saving for your retirement right away. Reduce Your Monthly Expenses There are many people who spend more money than they should on their monthly expenses each month. ...

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How Are Markets Shaping Up for the New Year?

The US market has performed strongly in 2015. Across all indices, the year to date performance of the US market generated a 21.36% return. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 27.75%, the NASDAQ Composite Index rose 28.86%, the S&P 500 21.86%, and the New York Stock Exchange Composite PR rose 14.86%. These figures are indicative of a bullish market, and that sentiment is likely to spill over into 2018 as sweeping tax reform, interest rate hikes, and bullishness propels US markets. The performance ...

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Investing in Canadian Stocks

Is it a Good Idea to Diversify Your Financial Portfolio into Canada as Well?

The Canadian economy has turned the corner in recent months, driven in large part by an increase in business investment, gains in household wealth, and expansionary prospects vis-à-vis fiscal policy. The Canadian economy is heavily reliant on commodity prices, and a turnaround in the price of crude oil, gold, iron ore and related commodities is helping to boost Canadian GDP. The Bank of Canada (BOC) expects inflation to surpass the 2% benchmark by the end of 2018. Wage growth is increasing in Canada, ...

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Texas Medicaid Funding Has Wall Street Worried

Texas Medicaid Funding Has Wall Street Worried On Friday, May 26, 2017, the Texas House of Representatives voted against reversing the $350 million cuts to Medicaid that went into effect in December 2016. These cuts affect therapy providers whose services affect about 60,000 Texas children with special needs. Services affected include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Medicaid covers children with disabilities as well as children whose parents have low incomes. The Texas budget has introduced ...

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