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    Restarting the Economy in the Time of COVID-19

    In this week’s review, we’re taking a closer look at the White House guidelines for opening up the country, provide an update on the new stimulus package, and highlight the loan forgiveness provisions from the Paycheck Protection Program. 

    Weekly Recap: The Markets, the Economy, and Your Personal Finances

    In our latest market recap, we’re covering the mixed results for the markets, updating you on the current status of the Paycheck Protection Program, and providing some much-needed perspective on the future of the economy. 

    Last Week: Exploring the Markets, Policy, and Financial and Business Tips

    In our latest recap, we cover last week's market movements and policy updates. Plus, some tips you can leverage to help secure your financial future during these uncertain times. 

    Freedom Trail Financial: The Week in Review

    Not caught up from last week? We’ve got you covered with our latest market recap. From the recently signed CARES Act to the stock market's performance, we break down all the important information you need to know as you start the week ahead. 

    The Markets and the COVID-19 CARES Act

    What are the latest changes on the policy front? How did the markets perform last week? We're sharing the latest news and updates you should know in our latest blog post.

    Freedom Trail Financial: The Week in Review

    Get caught up on the latest market, economic, and policy updates related to the COVID-19 crisis, plus some key personal takeaways to consider as we get ready for the week ahead.

    Will the Coronavirus Take the Economy Back to 2008?

    The COVID-19 pandemic is inciting fear in so many of us, fueled by the fact that we still know very little about the virus itself and the potential, long-term impact. Commonwealth Financial Network's managing principal, chief investment officer, Brad McMillan, CFA®, CAIA, MAI helps us see the big picture.

    Key Financial Planning Considerations When Your Employer Is About To Go Public

    Are you working for a company that is on the verge of going public? In this post, I discuss five important considerations to help you prepare and maximize your financial benefits. 

    Coronavirus and the Markets

    2020 has already been challenging on both the national and global stages. The coronavirus pandemic has quickly sent the world into a state of panic and fear, as businesses and schools shutter their doors, and government agencies advise “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the virus community-wide. It is clear that we are dealing with a health crisis of vast scale and proportion. Our thoughts go out to the families whose lives have been completely upturned by this virus, and to the health care professionals who are on the front lines. Our nation’s health, safety, and well-being are of the utmost importance at this moment, and we hope that developments coming from Washington and the Federal Reserve this week can help ease the burden for those who have been most affected.

    Market Volatility and Your Investing Strategy: Should You Stay the Course?

    It has been a very difficult couple of weeks in the financial markets. Stock markets worldwide have dropped sharply on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Worse, the shutdowns of large parts of the economy as a risk control measure may lead to further declines. With your portfolios down, and with the headlines screaming more risk, what should you do as an investor?