Preparing for Retirement — Do You Have a Plan?

By Info OakHarvest | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Preparing for Retirement — Do You Have a Plan? For much of the 20th century, many employees who spent decades working for one company typically received a pension plan. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 88 percent of all private-sector employees in 1975 had a pension.1 With the confidence of knowing their retirement…

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Strokes: Symptoms and Treatment Innovations

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Strokes: Symptoms and Treatment Innovations In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Often referred to as a “brain attack,” a stroke is caused by injury to a blood vessel that limits the flow of blood to the brain.1 The causes include some of the same ones that cause a heart attack, including…

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Women’s Issues and Retirement

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Women’s Issues and Retirement In 2017, women organized and made headway toward real change, making it a hallmark year for women’s issues. The year started with the Women’s March in January and ended with the #MeToo movement spreading across the globe.1In addition, record numbers of women considered running for public office.2 The thing is, many…

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Keep an Eye on Interest Rates

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Keep an Eye on Interest Rates   Optimism often predates good news. Such was the case last year when, just before the end of the year, Congress passed legislation that significantly reduced the corporate tax rate. The anticipation of this fulfillment of one of President Trump’s pro-business campaign promises helped drive up stock prices in…

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Finding Neutral Ground on the Internet Rights Debate

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Finding Neutral Ground on the Internet Rights Debate It can be confusing when government bureaucrats and the media offer wildly different perspectives on the intent and ramifications of a new controversial policy. This was plainly evident in December regarding the issue of net neutrality. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the new “Restoring Internet…

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Exploring the Behavioral Biases of Investing

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Exploring the Behavioral Biases of Investing Despite the research and due diligence necessary in developing an investment portfolio, investors are frequently influenced more by their own emotional and behavioral biases than by data.1 These biases may include overconfidence, regret, impatience and the desire to “keep up with the Joneses.” In fact, personnel from at least one…

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The Cost of Health Care

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The Cost of Health Care Americans spend a lot on health care. In 2016, national health expenditures grew 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion, which amounts to $10,348 per person.1 It’s interesting that you’ll find few people who say our health care system is fine as is, and medical services, facilities, drugs and equipment are all reasonably…

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Debunking Market Myths

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Debunking Market Myths The world keeps changing, politics and social movements emerge, the stock markets fluctuate and a lot of our preconceived notions continue to be challenged. However, some things don’t seem to change, including myths about the markets and investing. Let’s take a look at some of the ones that still exist. It’s true…

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Second Marriages: Financial Finesse

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Second Marriages: Financial Finesse Of all the questions we ask a potential spouse before tying the knot, they seldom include: “Who are the beneficiaries of your investment plans and insurance policies?” “Do you wish to be resuscitated if your heart stops or if you stop breathing?” “Do you want your ex or me to be…

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Green Innovation and Investors

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Green Innovation and Investors President Trump may have announced his intention to drop the U.S. from the Paris Agreement last June,1 but that didn’t stop commerce from pressing on with “green” innovation. Drawing from lessons learned from the emerging renewable energy industry, many global corporations have found there is money to be made by saving the…

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