I’m looking for a job. How can I tell if an employer is offering a good insurance benefit package?

Ultimately, an employer is offering a good insurance benefit package if it’s one that appeals to you and meets your needs. But here are some specific things you might look for. Perhaps the most important piece is the health insurance offered. You’ll want coverage that adequately meets your medical needs. Hopefully, it will also allow…

Red Results

Indices closed well into red territory on Wednesday. Technology brands led the way down on a variety of economic news. In earnings moves, Boeing gained 1.31% today on better-than-expected third-quarter earnings forecasts and a boosted outlook for the year. Meanwhile, AT&T shed 8.06% after reporting third-quarter earnings that fell short of estimates. On another note,…

Money Talks – October 22, 2018

This week on “Money Talks,” Senior Associate Jarrett McKenzie, CFP®, CWS®, and Justin Wagner, AIF®, a Client Relationship Manager in our Retirement Services division, join Chief Investment Officer Troy Harmon, CFA, CVA, to discuss the week’s rocky market movements. They cover the Federal Open Market Committee minutes from their last monetary policy meeting and the effect of rising interest rates. Justin and Jarrett discuss a case study around a couple who have several misconceptions regarding their 401(k) accounts and how much they should be saving. The hosts round out the show with some listeners’ questions on purported “buy and hold forever” stocks, in-plan Roth 401(k) conversions, and what to avoid when shopping long-term care insurance.

Stocks Slip

Indices landed in the red zone on Tuesday. Stocks dipped on a variety of news. In earnings moves, McDonald’s tacked on 6.31% today in the wake of its quarterly details. The fast food giant reported $2.10 earnings per share versus expectations of $1.99. Revenue hit $5.37 billion versus street expectations of $5.29 billion. Looking ahead,…

A Mixed Monday

Indices ended trading with mixed moves on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 shed some points, led lower by bank and builder stocks including New York Community Bancorp, Comerica, MDC Holdings and KB Home. Technology brands such as Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet led advancers on the Nasdaq. In earnings news, Halliburton slipped 3.14% today after…