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Cincinnati, Ohio receives an average of 15 inches of snowfall per year, nearly half the national average. Typically, this comes anywhere from a dusting to an inch or two at a time. Our home has a manageable amount of driveway and sidewalks, why would I ever need a...read more
With interest rates at zero, it’s a great time to be a borrower but a lousy time to be a saver. While fixed-rate mortgages have hit record lows, so have rates on interest-bearing products like high-yield savings accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. But should you...read more
(from Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Original post can be found here and was published January 6, 2021.) The year 2020 proved to be one of the most tumultuous in modern history, marked by a number of developments that were historically unprecedented. But the year also...read more
Interest rates have always been a topic of concern and questions from clients, particularly over the past 10 years. As we came out of the global financial crisis in 2009, some worried that actions taken by the US and overseas governments, intended to encourage bank...read more
Happy New Year! 2020 was obviously tough on so many of us. Here’s to hoping you’re able to find some positive moments to reflect on over the last year, and that 2021 brings you health and happiness. Like so many people this time of year, I have decided to try my...read more
2020: A Boring Year? Minutes after US markets closed for the final time in 2020, a Twitter user going by the handle @TheSpeculator0 posted the partially redacted chart below with the following commentary: “kind of a boring year” For reference, the chart above...read more
This year has been marked by levels of uncertainty most of us have never experienced before in our lifetimes. If there was ever a year where planning and preparedness were needed, it was 2020. While we can’t erase all traces of this year when the clock strikes...read more
Dividends in the Time of COVID-19 (from Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Original post can be found here and was published November 30, 2020.) Many investors view dividend payouts as a reliable source of income. However, those expecting to receive consistent dividend...read more
The Dow, the S&P 500, and Tesla’s New Home When people start investing or relying on their portfolio to replace their paycheck in retirement, they typically begin watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) to track the market and determine if their portfolio...read more
A Financial Advisors Holiday Wish List The past couple weeks around the Raidt household have included lots of holiday prep. Decorating our Christmas tree, baking cookies, shopping – the usual stuff. My three-year-old daughter is grasping the idea of Christmas and...read more
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