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  • How to Make a February Personal Finance Calendar

    Managing your personal finances is an ongoing process that requires discipline. Most people are successful at making sure the bills get paid and often saving a little on a regular basis. However, managing your finances effectively is more than just handling the daily or monthly tasks. Here is a monthly calendar for February that can serve as a guide to addressing some of these other issues.

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    Upon Further Review 4Q2023: What to Expect in an Election Year?

    The final quarter of 2023 saw financial markets largely resilient in the face of an abundance of potential headwinds. Volatility (as proxied by the VIX and MOVE indices for equities and fixed income, respectively) remains relatively muted, despite numerous looming market and geopolitical risks. In this installment of Upon Further Review, we explore historical domestic market performance in past election years and possible implications for the year ahead.

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    How to Make an Annual Personal Finance Calendar

    Managing your personal finances is an ongoing process that requires discipline. Most people are successful at making sure the bills get paid and often saving a little on a regular basis. However, managing your finances effectively is more than just handling the daily or monthly tasks. There are other financial events that occur throughout the year you should address.

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    Upon Further Review 3Q 2023: The Current Situation of Valuation Dislocation

    Financial markets have provided a smorgasbord of performance results across asset classes and indices through the first three quarters of 2023. It is against this backdrop that we focus this installment of Upon Further Review on equity relative valuations, multiple expansion, and market implications heading into 2024.

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    Upon Further Review 2Q 2023: Inopinatum Expectus & Leading Economic Indicators

    Looking back at the events that transpired across financial markets in the first half of 2023, we can’t help but think of an old Latin proverb: inopinatum expectus, or “expect the unexpected.” What might the 2H 2023 markets have in store? While difficult to predict, we believe the outcome may be informed by the topic of this quarter’s Upon Further Review installment: Leading Economic Indicators.

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  • Benefits of a Certificate of Deposit (CD)

    If you’re thinking about growing your money, a Certificate of Deposit (CD) is a great way to start.

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