Tag Archives: Kevin Theissen

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June 21, 2017

The future is almost here

By Kevin Theissen

“Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while, and look at people’s faces,” said Amy Poehler, a comedian.

Mobile technology: the next generation

Faster and more efficient mobile phones are on the horizon. That’s right, 5G is almost here, according…

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June 14, 2017

Monthly market insights for May 2017

By Kevin Theissen

U.S. markets

Shaking off political turbulence in Washington, stocks climbed higher in May amid the strongest corporate earnings growth in years.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.33 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 1.16 percent and the NASDAQ…

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June 7, 2017

Money-draining food myths

By Kevin Theissen

The road to better health may sometimes involve an extra expense here and there, but you should be careful about wasting money on diet ideas wit  promises that are based more on myth than fact. If you’re considering a diet, you should consult…

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May 31, 2017

It’s time to talk about aging

By Kevin Theissen

We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older. The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages.

The bad news is cultural…

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May 24, 2017

Eight mistakes that can upend your retirement

By Kevin Theissen

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible.

No strategy: Yes, the biggest mistake is having no strategy at all. Without a strategy, you may…

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May 19, 2017

Monthly market insight

By Kevin Theissen

U.S. markets

Strong corporate earnings, results from the French presidential election, and a tax reform proposal combined to propel stock prices higher in April.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.34 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 0.91 percent. The…

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May 11, 2017

$1 invested in 1802

By Kevin Theissen

How much would $1 be worth today if invested in 1802?

Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School put together a chart of real returns for various investment asset classes, adjusted for inflation that shows what would have happened if you had invested…

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May 3, 2017

Putting a price tag on your health

By Kevin Theissen

We hear over and over again how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But being healthy for its own sake isn’t easy—especially when you’re facing down temptation or battling procrastination. For some, the monetary benefits of a healthy lifestyle may offer…

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April 26, 2017

Enjoy up markets but be prepared for down markets

By Kevin Theissen

Here’s a stock market prediction for you: It will crash.

Winter is coming. Wait, you mean spring, right? Nope, winter in the market is coming.

We are currently in an eight-year bull market. Bear markets, defined as a period where the stock market…

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April 19, 2017

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble

By Kevin Theissen

“It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so,” wrote Mark Twain. In 2016, NerdWallet commissioned a survey to get a better handle on Americans’ thoughts about lying when money is involved. It’s interesting to note which money-saving lies participants found acceptable. The…