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Year End Market Commentary and 2019 Outlook

We discuss the stock market returns of 2018, what happened across different asset classes and the current valuations. Topics of the video commentary include governmental debt, where we are in this expansionary economic environment, and a comparison of 2018 to other bear markets. See https://walknercondon.com/legal for disclosures and legal information regarding this and other posts on our website.

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Three Common But (Maybe Very) Painful RMD Mistakes

The government requires that money start to come out of specific retirement accounts at age 70 ½ and continue for every year until the account balance is zero because they are able to tax the distributions and, quite frankly, the government is tired of waiting for their cut of your account. We could discuss a myriad of IRA related topics and intricacies, however, I would like to focus on three big mistakes related to RMDs.

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Giving Generously

December has arrived and the holiday spirit is in full force. Many people find themselves giving generously during this season. It might be giving gifts to family & loved ones, giving financially to a church or a mission-based organization, or offering time by volunteering at a soup kitchen, for example. The month of December has been shown to be the most expensive month of the entire year. I’m going to say something you may not hear often from an advisor: go ahead and spend/give some money, wisely.

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The Work Optional King: Mike Leckrone

What I can honestly say is that out of all of the professors I had, Mike Leckrone most positively shaped my college career. I haven't been back for an alumni band event, nor have I spoken to him in almost 20 years. Through Mike I learned perseverance, perspective, and positivity. We were told to "Eat A Rock" - to work as a team to accomplish a greater goal. To struggle was expected, appreciated.

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Life Changing Black Friday Deals

The focus on Black Friday is always the deal. The best part about Black Friday is that we no longer have to wait in line in the cold and instead can purchase almost anything online! For us, however, we wanted to go beyond the actual discount you are receiving and give our best ideas for meaningful gifts that have impacted our lives positively.

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