Translating Stock Market Jargon

The meaning behind some of that Wall Street lingo. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting Have you ever been confused by the jargon used on Wall Street? Perhaps it is time to translate some of those esoteric stock market terms into plain English.

Before You Claim Social Security

A few things you may want to think about before filing for benefits. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 70, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision. You will want to consider a few key factors first.

Cybercurrencies: A Risky Choice

Investors attracted by Bitcoin & other altcoins should recognize their downsides. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting Bitcoin. Ethereum. Litecoin. Ripple. These are just four of the cyber-currencies attracting opportunistic investors today. Are they the next big thing? Or the next big bust?

Getting (Mentally) Ready to Retire

Even those who have saved millions must prepare for a lifestyle adjustment. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting A successful retirement is not merely measured in financial terms. Even those who retire with small fortunes can face boredom or depression and the fear of drawing down their savings too fast. How can new retirees try to calm these worries?

Should Millennials Be Your Money Models?

Gen Y is doing some things right when it comes to saving & investing. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting Financially, Generation Y is often criticized for being risk averse & unaware. Is this truth, or is it fiction? In some instances, pure fiction. Here are some good financial habits common to millennials – habits their parents and grandparents …

Will You Be Prepared When the Market Cools Off?

Markets have cycles, and at some point, the major indices will descend. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting We have seen a tremendous rally on Wall Street, nearly nine months long, with the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Average repeatedly settling at all-time peaks. Investors are delighted by what they have witnessed. Have they become irrationally …

The June Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve takes the key interest rate north by another quarter point. Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting On Wednesday morning, futures markets put the odds at 99.6% of a June interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Sure enough, the central bank made a move. It raised the key interest rate by 0.25%, taking the target range …

Having the Money Talk with Your Children

How much financial knowledge do they have? Provided by Reeve Conover – Conover Consulting Some young adults manage to acquire a fair amount of financial literacy. In the classroom or the workplace, they learn a great deal about financial principles. Others lack such knowledge and learn money lessons by paying, to reference William Blake, “the price of experience.”