Back to Basics: Investing 101

By now, many of the New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside (or waistline) already. But a new year is an excellent time to get started with a basic investment plan if you have been on the sidelines. Here are some tips.

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NORAD Keeps Watch For Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town. We know this because the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has once again commenced tracking the progress of the jolly old elf as he makes his appointed rounds on Christmas Eve.

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Tesla Set To Deliver A Shock To The S&P 500

Electric vehicle maker Tesla, Inc. has been on a tear, with its stock price rising nearly six-fold so far this year. The upstart is about to finish out the year in grand style with its induction into the venerable S&P 500 index. The move is slated for December 21 and promises to set off a frenzy of trading as the date approaches.

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Covid Tax Breaks Ending Soon

Most of us will gladly say adieu to 2020. But for retirement account holders, there are a few days left before we turn the page in which to take advantage of certain one-time tax breaks in the Covid relief legislation passed last March.

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Dealing With A Debt Overload

Americans are still burdened with student loan, auto loan and credit card obligations that continue to place stress on family budgets, a problem exacerbated by the extraordinary economic hardships from the pandemic. If you are looking for help on how to tackle a mountain of debt, here are a few tips to get started.

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A Primer On Capital Gains Taxes

The end of 2020 cannot come fast enough. However, despite our exuberance to turn the page on this horrible year, there are still tax planning steps that investors can take to keep as much in their pockets as possible come April 15.

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Election Outcome Might Be The Best-Case Scenario

With the weaker than expected performance by Democrats in Congress and a decisive Electoral College margin for Biden, investors are now recalibrating expectations toward the odds of a moderate but sustained economic recovery and respectable market performance over the next few years.

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