A man on the Moon

By Andrew Chaikin

Approaching the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong‘s first steps on the lunar surface...

A Glimpse into Focus

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Ralph and Mark both attended one of the most highly regarded conferences in the financial services industry, LPL Financial’s annual Focus, held this July in Boston...

If Trump is so bad, why is the market doing so good?

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It sure looks and feels like a bull market. The S&P 500 Index set 25 new all-time highs through the first half of this year, and never once had a pullback or drop of as little as 5%.

Bankruptcy of America

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Extremists would have the government pay the federal debt in full. Andrew Jackson is the only president ever to have paid off the national debt, which was celebrated on January 8, 1835.

Consequences of the Election Surprise

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Donald Trump has completed his landmark quest and will become the nation’s 45th President after a contentious and often divisive campaign.