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By Spectrum Management Group | May 26, 2017

Eight Finance Books That Everyone Should Read

There are a lot of books written for entrepreneurs, as well as business and finance professionals. Some are dense texts, others are easy to read, filled with emotion but light on specifics on how to turn ideas into actual successes. Here are 8 books that members of the Forbes Finance Council recommend that everyone, not just the experts, should read.

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Topics: Financial Planning, behavior

By Spectrum Management Group | May 24, 2017

An Investment Principle Warren Buffet Uses Can Improve Almost Any Area Of Your Life If You Know How To Apply It

This term, margin of safety, is an engineering concept used to descripe the ability of a system to withstand loads that are greater than expected. Maintaining a proper margin of safety is crucial not only in construction and engineering, but also in many areas of daily life.

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Topics: Market Outlook, Economy, Well Being

By Spectrum Management Group | May 22, 2017

Your Money: Older Couples Ponder Financial Impact of Divorce

 

The older you are and the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce typically is financially. Sometimes it is so daunting that couples end up living apart for years without filing for a formal divorce. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those over 50 has doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Divorce

By Spectrum Management Group | May 19, 2017

3 Things To Consider When You Have An Old 401(k) You Don't Know What To Do With

If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, it's called an orphan. The name is fitting, since you aren't really taking care of this account -- it's sitting there all by itself.

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Topics: Pension Plans, Retirement

By Spectrum Management Group | May 17, 2017

Video: Martin Feldstein Says U.S. Economy is in Very Good Shape

 

Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University, discusses the U.S. economy and outlook for the second quarter. He speaks with Bloomberg's Alix Steel, Jonathan Ferro and David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Market Outlook, Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | May 16, 2017

It's Not Just the VIX - Low Volatility is Everywhere

 

The current slump in expectations of market volatility is not just a stock market phenomenon -- it is the lowest it's been for years across fixed income, currency and commodity markets around the world.

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Stocks, Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | May 12, 2017

Your Money - How to Win the Family Data Usage Battle

If it were possible to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome because of texts from your mobile provider, Brett Anderson would be suffering from it.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Spending, Personal Finance

By Spectrum Management Group | May 11, 2017

Why Stocks aren't Going Anywhere Lately

In the past week, the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in America's economy, the U.S. unemployment rate hit a 10-year low,a nd the presidential election in France showed that the tide of anti-European Union populism may be ebbing.   You'd think these events would lift the stock market. But they haven't.

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Topics: Stocks, Economy

By Spectrum Management Group | May 9, 2017

Preparing for Retirement Requires Thought to Future Healthcare Costs

As Congress and the new administration look to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, healthcare has been a hot topic in the news. And rightly so, as the outcome is likely to have an impact on most of us.

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Topics: Health Care, Retirement

By Spectrum Management Group | May 5, 2017

Teach your Kid Responsibility: Help them Start a Business this Summer

There are millions of stories of children who make money during their summer vacation. When you were a kid, you probably did the same thing. Maybe you did chores around the house, or things for your neighbors. Whatever you did, you looked forward to that cold, hard cash you got at the end of the week.

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Topics: Financial Planning, behavior, Personal Finance, children

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