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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92% for the week; the S&P 500, 0.33%. In contrast, the Nasdaq Composite improved 0.54%. Overseas stocks pulled...

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump might distract White House officials from their pursuit of a trade deal with China, and shift the focus...

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal Reserve did indeed make a rate cut, matching Wall Street expectations. Drone strikes on two of the...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight daily advance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] Small-cap shares, as...

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut...

 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China's government communicated that it...

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

One of the aims of the Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts (IFWA), launched in 2018 and expanding nationally this year, is to provide advice on handling money to artists of all stripes.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

* Originally Published on Backstage.com Student loans often feel like the mafia debt of the legit economy. You take the money not really understanding the consequences, rarely have the funds to pay it back as the lender demands, and...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Every song, movie, or show has a beginning, a middle, and an end – and they are all important. You can say the same for a financial strategy. But unfortunately, most people forget about the “Mid’. Generally, many...

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents “the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.”1 For millions of Americans and businesses it means an altered financial and investment...

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

IFWA’s Top Ten Principle's for Financial Wellness Jason E. Heller IFWA Chief Wealth Strategist, CFP®, CIMA®, MSFS, RICP®, ChFC® Erik Sussman IFWA Chief Financial Officer, CLU, ChFC, CFP Establish clear and precise...

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Financial Wellness begins with awareness and good habits. Many of us have some bad habits and unhealthy behaviors. They key is to make sure we know how to change them and there are no short cuts. As artists, we especially know the...

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Past My first coach, Hans Schreiber, changed my life forever. I was 8 years old and a new member of the Huntington Sharks soccer team. Little did I know it at the time, that those lessons, influence, and coaching moments were...

 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

When I was 10 I had an empty jar of Skippy’s Peanut Butter that housed roughly 12 one dollar bills, two inches of various coins, a pencil and a notepad. Every time so much as a penny entered or exited that jar it was recorded...

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Casey Benjamin takes you on a backstage tour to share the techniques, instruments, and skills that create the mood and feelings of his signature sound with the Robert Glasper Experiment.