Getting Started in the Stock Market

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Investing in the stock market can be extremely rewarding, but not without risk. While most investors understand that market volatility is a given in the stock market, for those trying to decide whether to invest in stocks, the volatility alone gives them pause. A lot of people are too risk averse to be comfortable investing in the stock market. They want a sure thing when it comes to investing their hard-earned cash. Unfortunately, a sure thing that also offers dividends is hard to find.

When and Why to Switch Auto Insurance

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Like health care, many of us continue with the same auto insurance policy for years, never bothering to find out whether another insurance carrier could provide better service or save us some money. But there are several reasons why shopping for another auto insurance policy can make sense.

Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage

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Reverse mortgages have been around for a long time, but in recent years they have become more popular. Though some experts consider a reverse mortgage a last resort of sorts, depending on your own financial situation, a reverse mortgage may be helpful.

In this month's video, Avantax Chief Investment Officer, Ivan Gruhl, provides an update and discusses the following topics:

  • Short-term Noise 
  • Current Challenges 
  • Inflation – Here for a While
  • Interest Rates – Liftoff Begins 
  • The Economy – still above trend
  • Economic Growth
  • Consumer Finances are in...