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Political Parties and Stock Markets Since 1900

Does the party occupying the White House affect the U.S. stock markets and other economic measurements? How does the party controlling Congress affect markets? While it’s interesting to review history and try to answer those questions, before we draw any conclusions, we should at least acknowledge that “past performance is no guarantee of future results.” And that is especially true this year as virtually everyone would agree that COVID-19 has thrown the 2020 election into unchartered territory.

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Beware of the High Fees in 401(k) Plans

High annual 401(k) fees hurt your investment returns every single year! Remember when 401(k) sounded like something only a chemist knew about? Now we all receive 401(k) statements routinely – including information about fees. Here’s what to do if the fees rise. When 401(k) plans’ fees hit 2% annually, they introduce a tremendous drag on your investment returns over the long term.

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Let's Talk Retirement

Has COVID-19 Forced You to Consider Delaying Your Retirement? Recent surveys have indicated that many of us are rethinking our retirement plans because of COVID-19. In fact, one survey from the nonprofit group Life Happens suggests that a whopping 43% of Americans say they plan to postpone and continue working past their retirement date because of COVID.

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