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PFA Ponderings

Are Trade Deficits Evil?

By PFA Ponderings

Judging by the way the market rumbles every time the prospect of a trade war hits the headlines, it’s safe to say that stock markets don’t like trade wars.  But as is the case in most modern wars, justification for actually going to war is to battle some kind of…

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GE just left the Dow. So what?

By PFA Ponderings

The market was down yesterday, almost 300 points! Headlines and water cooler conversations are replete with references to what ‘the market’ did or where ‘the market’ is.  The White House touts the substantial implications of (and takes credit for) ‘the market’ passing 25,000.  The (non-financial) media reports on market movements…

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Wicked Simple Estate Planning

By PFA Ponderings

Out of the main financial planning areas recognized by the CFP board, which include Cash Planning, Risk Management, Investment Planning, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning, it’s Estate Planning that seems to be the most daunting.  I’ve sat with estate planning attorneys who don’t have their own will, and…

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