Weekly Market Digest: Markets See Continued Volatility

Weekly Market Digest: Markets See Continued Volatility

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to all of our clients and users. We here at Personal Capital deeply appreciate your trust and engagement, and we look forward to continuing to serve you all in the coming decades. Also, I would like to thank all my fellow...
Weekly Market Digest: Musk Sued by SEC, Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Weekly Market Digest: Musk Sued by SEC, Fed Hikes Interest Rates

If you’re a market-focused investor, the big news this week was the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates another 25 basis points, or 0.25%. This came along with messaging that indicated expectations of a 4th rate increase in 2018 with further rate...
When Can You Withdraw From Your 401k Or IRA Penalty Free?

When Can You Withdraw From Your 401k Or IRA Penalty Free?

If you are forced to withdraw funds from your IRA or 401k early, it’s helpful to know the rules and regulations around early withdrawals. 401ks, IRAs and other pre-tax retirement savings accounts are common ways to save for retirement, and millions of...
Paying Off Your Mortgage Early: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?

Paying Off Your Mortgage Early: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?

If you don’t have enough money to do both, is it smarter to pay off your mortgage early or invest your money in the financial markets? For most working people, these are choices that need to be considered. So, does it make more sense to own your home as soon...
The Economy, Inflation, and a New Partnership

The Economy, Inflation, and a New Partnership

This week, the 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield passed 3% for the first time since early 2014, as concerns around the impacts of inflation heat up. Some of the particularly visible publicly traded companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Visa had...
How to Calculate Your Retirement Number

How to Calculate Your Retirement Number

When we refer to your retirement number, most people think about how much money they need to save to meet their retirement goals. Knowing a specific retirement number is nice; it can provide you with a seemingly concrete, attainable goal. But is it truly...
Impact of Federal Government Changes Remain to be Seen

Impact of Federal Government Changes Remain to be Seen

On Monday, Congress passed a three-week spending bill to end the government shutdown that kicked off late last week. Immigration debate was a central topic between Democrats and Republicans, and the next three weeks will likely see continued debate on this...


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