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November 2014


IRA and retirement plan limits for 2015

The amount of money you can sock away for retirement in several inflation-adjusted tax items will increase starting in 2015. The IRS has also announced new federal income tax brackets and rates that will impact your 2015 tax return. Planning ahead can get confusing because there is a lot to digest, but it is worth taking advantage of the opportunities to save as much as possible.

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Market and economic update: Global growth centers on strong U.S. economic activity

Growth in Europe remains weak, data for China slowed, and Japan suffered a second quarter of contraction, but U.S. economic data remains supportive of economic growth.

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Market and economic update: Divergent paths being taken to economic growth

We believe economic data indicate the U.S. economy remains on solid footing. U.S. nonfarm payrolls climbed an additional 214,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8%. Steady jobs growth may eventually support wage gains, which have averaged around 2% year-over-year growth for the past several months.

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Market and economic update: The Fed concludes its quantitative easing program

The biggest news last week came from central banks, with the Bank of Japan (BOJ) delivering a surprise expansion in its quantitative easing (QE) program. Further supporting risk-taking in the Japanese economy was an announcement by the Government Pension Investment Fund that it would slash its target bond holdings by more than 40% and double its equity holdings.

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The 7 warning signs of career distress

Midlife — it’s supposed to be the time when we have it all. In actuality, it’s more like, “My life is more complicated than I ever imagined and my career is not turning out as I had hoped. I’m at a crossroads.”

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