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Forefront’s Monday Market Update What we can learn from making Sourdough bread. My wife is a middle school Special Education Science teacher, so cooking in our house with the kids is always “an experiment”. Carefully measuring out ingredients, combining them in a specific order like the recipe tells us, and enjoying the end results together....
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The word I hate most No matter what financial article or television show you watch, the word unbiased gets thrown around constantly. Now, I think we all know that media, in general, is biased, and as I have stated a number of times, their job is to sell advertising and get viewers, not to give...
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The Financial Impact of Gratitude   Just like I do for my clients, each year during the week of Thanksgiving, I pull out my own financial plan to go over and make any changes needed after another year of life’s curveballs. This year, I adjusted our child care costs up due to Covid-19 limiting the...
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Reasonable…..or Rational? First, let me start with a warm Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my favorite holidays, and it has everything to do with pie! My wife and I took our kids, AJ and Priya, to a skate park this weekend as both have taken up skateboarding and wanted to try it. AJ was...
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Vaccine + Stimulus + Pent up demand = Demand exceeding Supply This morning we awoke to welcome news from Moderna that their Covid-19 vaccine is 94% effective which is great news for the entire world. Within a matter of weeks, we may have 2 viable vaccinations entering the market, ready for our frontline workers, and...
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by Jeff Deiss The Social Security Administration announced last week that benefits and the maximum amount of wages subject to payroll taxes will increase by 1.3% in 2021.  This reverses the trend of higher increases over the past two years and while it is more than a full percentage point less than the 2.8% increase...
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by David Ruff The Bob Dylan anti-establishment, frustrated-youth song that became the anthem for change during the U.S. civil rights movement could also apply to corporate Japan today.  Japanese equity investors, frustrated with decades of poor returns, are calling for significant change.  It’s beginning to happen. It may seem surprising for us to project better equity...
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by Dr. JoAnne Feeney The big news this morning is changing the investing landscape and adding to the positive market response to the election results. At 90% efficacy in the first release of a late-stage, large study trial, Pfizer’s vaccine candidate is giving investors renewed hope of controlling COVID and getting life back to normal. Not...
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by Jeff Deiss Social Security COLA for 2021 and Medicare Part B premiums The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 13 that its 2021 annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 1.3%, which represents an average increase in retirement benefits for active recipients of $20 per month starting in January. SSA’s 2021 COLA represents the...
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The Saga Has Ended….Sort of I don’t know about you, but I am glad that election is over…..sort of. The Trump administration plans to file lawsuits alleging voter fraud amongst other accusations so we will have to see how that plays out over the coming weeks. That being said, it seems as if many have...
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