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Have We Hit the Bottom?

“Have we seen the bottom?” It’s one of the most common questions we’re getting right now about the market. Every percentage point we move away from our mid-June low makes it feel more likely that we won’t see those numbers again.

When we get this question, we like to joke that if we knew, we’d be on a beach somewhere. The truth is we just don’t know. Is this a bear market rally? Or was it the start of a new bull market? There are numerous factors at play that muddy the waters toward finding an answer.

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What If We’re Not in a Recession?

We must be headed for a recession, right? It may feel that way if you’ve been watching or reading the news for the last several months. But what if we’re not in a recession? In this article we’ll look at what defines a recession and some of the factors that can play a role in tipping the scales.

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What Are the Final Estate Planning Questions You Should Ask?

In his 1716 book, The Cobler of Preston, Christopher Bullock wrote “Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” Putting your estate in order will ensure your assets go to your appointed heirs as opposed to the government. Immediately following the death of a loved one, emotions generally run high, which can lead to confusion and chaos. Delaying making estate planning arrangements may cause unnecessary hardship and grieving survivors to lose portions of their inheritance in probate. When the inevitable happens and your estate is not in order, circumstances can turn sour. Proper management of your estate

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5 Financial Mistakes Physicians Make

5 Financial Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them As investors, medical practitioners have unique needs and face particular challenges. This special report will discuss some common mistakes that impact growing your wealth, protect your assets, and thriving financially in a shifting landscape of industry changes. Most noteworthy, physicians have: higher liability risks complex financial situations heavy student loan debt, most of all – above-average income. As a result, doctors and care-givers should consider working with financial professionals who understand the issues they face. Download the Full Article Here Bonus Tips: 5 Ways the Affordable Care Act May Affect Your

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Can You Trust Just Anyone for Financial Advice?

Financial advice isn’t hard to find. You can be standing in line at the bank, and you might overhear someone spout a few words of financial wisdom. You might meet someone at a party who claims to have the best financial tips around. Maybe you’re playing golf with your buddy who knows a financial advisor, and they decide to share some advice with you. Of course, there are also tons of online videos explaining what you need to do to get your finances in check, and even more articles boasting the keys to financial security. While it’s easy to find

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Come Hear Mike Huckabee!

We’re very excited about our upcoming event with Mike Huckabee, former governor and now a Fox news personality. The NWA Financial Forum is taking place on the evening of March 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center / Embassy Suites at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, in Rogers (map). At the Forum, you’ll hear Gov. Huckabee speak on “The New Economy and You.” Things have changed since the recession, and your strategies may need to change, too. And remember, all net proceeds go to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation! Visit our NWA Financial Forum page

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