Market Thoughts for October (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy for September. It was a volatile month, with markets dropping only to bounce back at month-end. Large companies in the S&P […]


Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically […]

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Market Thoughts for September (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses how the markets and economy fared in August. Hiring was strong, consumer confidence surprised to the upside, and consumer spending continued to grow. The big […]


Wedding Finances: A Survival Guide

With the average cost of a wedding at an all-time high of more than $31,000, the tradition of the bride’s family covering all of the expenses is becoming a thing […]


Market Thoughts for August 2016 (Video)

Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, discusses the markets and economy in July. Both domestic and international markets had a strong month. Improving fundamentals, including job growth and consumer spending, helped boost […]


Health Insurance in Retirement

At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this […]

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Building a Better, Budget-Friendly Vacation

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get moving on your vacation plans before it’s too late. Whether you decide to book online yourself or go through a […]


Key Estate Planning Documents You Need

There are five estate planning documents you may need, regardless of your age, health, or wealth:

Durable power of attorney
Advanced medical directives
Letter of instruction
Living trust

The last document, a living trust, isn’t […]

Helping Your Adult Children Without Hurting Your Retirement

A large portion of the millennial generation has come of age during complex and challenging economic conditions. The older end of the generation entered the workforce just in time for […]

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Avoiding Tax-Related Identity Theft

If you’re not thinking about your taxes yet, you should be—identity thieves certainly are.

During tax season, there’s a significant increase in the sharing of sensitive information, both online and via […]

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