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Vaccines and the Stock Market

By Safeguard Investment | February 20, 2021 |

  If there’s one thing that can move the economy and stock market forward, it’s hope. This year, that hope is being presented in the form of COVID-19 vaccines. Economists…

Preparing for a Loved One’s Funeral

By Safeguard Investment | February 12, 2021 |

America began 2021 experiencing the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Feb. 1, case numbers continued to rise, with recorded deaths since January 2020 ranging from 413,1961 to…

When To “Buy Low”

By Safeguard Investment | February 5, 2021 |

The beginning of the year is typically full of hope. We make New Year’s resolutions, and it may take a few months for our enthusiasm (and vigilance) to wane. There’s…

How To Help Maximize Social Security Benefits

By Safeguard Investment | January 27, 2021 |

There are good reasons to delay starting Social Security benefits, but there are also good reasons to begin them early. It really does depend on your circumstances.   If you…

2021 Outlook: Wealth Managers Weigh In

By Safeguard Investment | January 15, 2021 |

While challenges likely still lie ahead, there’s no denying we all weathered our fair share of storms in 2020. Now that the calendar has turned to a new year, we…

What’s Ahead in the Stock Market?

By Safeguard Investment | December 31, 2020 |

In November, the Dow experienced its best month since 1987, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes enjoyed their best month since April of this year.1    With the election…

Airline Industry in Trouble

By Safeguard Investment | December 23, 2020 |

The airline industry has been largely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Secluding people in a confined space with limited air circulation for hours on end is not a great recipe…

Open Enrollment: Health Care Insurance Takes Priority

By Safeguard Investment | December 16, 2020 |

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – passed in 2010 and known colloquially as “Obamacare” – has experienced quite a ride. Initially, it was embraced by millions of…

Social Security Updates

By Safeguard Investment | December 11, 2020 |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced a new cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) starting in 2021. Beneficiaries can expect a 1.3% increase in their income payouts next year, which is actually…

Let’s Talk About Bankruptcy

By Safeguard Investment | December 4, 2020 |

According to a recent paper by a Wharton Business School professor, 1 in 10 U.S. households have filed for bankruptcy at some point. Moreover, approximately 1 million file for personal…

Let’s Talk About… the 401(k)

By Safeguard Investment | November 18, 2020 |

 The 401(k) originally began as a company profit-sharing plan. Companies had been funding defined benefit pensions for years, but as their annual profits and stock prices experienced volatility, they looked…

Fixed Income vs. Stock Portfolio

By Safeguard Investment | November 13, 2020 |

Early this year, many stopped spending and began saving money. This wasn’t difficult as many areas of the economy were — and possibly still are — shut down. For some,…

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