It’s that time of the summer here in New Jersey where the heat is just CRUSHING every time you step outside. Things are starting to heat up in the markets too! Knock on wood, but hopefully the last few weeks can help gain some momentum into August.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- A survey mentioned in this article says that only 29% of Americans have a financial plan. That is an alarmingly low number! If you have a financial plan, the current environment can provide a very solid stress test for retirement.
- The ultimate question that market pundits, investors, advisors, and everyone in between wants to know. What is the market pricing in? Michael discusses the economic data and points that may, or may not, be priced in already.
- Two areas that provide an invaluable service to our country are teachers and soldiers. As Tony writes, these two lines of work are prey for toxic financial systems. He writes about similarities between how service men and women are exploited financially by companies.
- Dividends can be very appealing to some investors. However, there’s more to it than just sitting back and collecting those dividends. This article looks into what you should know about dividend investments before you chase into them.