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Inflation & Your Money It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments. 16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up. The Business Cycle How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle? The Real Cost of a Vacation Home What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money? Retirement Strategies Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, and personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources. Contact Us For More Information! 9 Facts About Social Security There are things about Social Security that might surprise you. 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