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U.S. to Face “Growth Scare”?

Jeffrey Viksjo, CFAjeffrey.viksjo@ogorek.com Vanguard’s Global Chief Economist Joe Davis believes the odds are high that the U.S. will avoid a recession next year, but believes investors are already pricing in a possible “growth scare” where growth...

Best and Worst States to Retire in the United States

Anthony Ogorek, CFP®, Ed D.tony@ogorek.com Retirement can afford you the opportunity to relocate to another state. This short video demonstrates that there is more than affordability and sunshine to consider when making your decision.

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Do you want to make the most out of your Social Security benefits? When retiring, people envision seeing the world. Whether you dream of riding a gondola in Venice’s Grand Canal or hiking your way up Machu Picchu, you are seeking experiences. Instead of these dreams...

With Deepened Pockets, How Are U.S. Companies Reacting?

Business sentiment is an important metric to watch in gauging the future direction of the U.S. economy. One way to measure sentiment is to analyze companies use of their cash flow, meaning are they reinvesting in their business in pursuit of new growth opportunities,...

How Much Time Do You Get to Retire?

So much of our life is dedicated to the workforce that the time we take to retire feels like such a short window.  However, where you live and work in the world plays a major role in how long you have for retirement.  As the life expectancy of different countries...

Do You Have an Adventure List?

I'm sure you have heard of a bucket list. It's a list of experiences that you would like accomplish during your lifetime. While major events are memorable and satisfying, your overall happiness is going to be determined more by how you live your life on a day-to-day...

9 Things a College Student Should Know

Students need to get the most out of every dollar they can get their hands on. Understanding the concepts of the “9 Things” will help students navigate the increasingly troubled financial waters of obtaining their college degree, as well as provide resources for...