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Old Expansions and Old Runners

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

I don’t run as fast as I was able thirty years ago, and neither should we expect the economy to grow at the same rates it increased three decades ago. The current economic expansion could become the oldest in history if we avoid a recession before next July.1 In the...

Want a Crystal Ball for your Mailbox?

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

Usually, in life, there is a trade-off between convenience and security, meaning an increase one causes a decrease in the other. However, the United States Postal Service (USPS®) introduced a free service a while back that improves both convenience and security called...

What about the 2018 (midterm) elections?

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

The midterm elections are about a month away, and lots of clients are asking about their potential impact on investments. The political prognosticators call for the House of Representatives to flip to control of the Democrats while most think the Senate will remain in...

Is your email on the Dark Web?

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

More than 5.3B accounts have been hacked in data breaches, that we know about, and all the information is sitting on the dark web including emails and passwords. Has your email been exposed? To find out, enter your email below: When we plug in my LPL email...

Outrunning Genetics is Impossible

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It is no secret that I hope to run a competitive time in the Boston Marathon. I logged over 56 miles per week during the summer months, mostly building what’s called “an aerobic base.” There were two short races, the Carver 5 miler (37:25) in July and the Stroudfest...

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. This is a big event. 7000 people make it happen. Ralph and Mark arrived a day early to serve on special...