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Weekly Update: September 12, 2017 Last week, the markets closed for Labor Day, and in the subsequent four trading days, all three domestic indexes gave back some recent gains. The S&P 500 declined 0.61%, the Dow lost 0.86%, and the NASDAQ slid 1.17%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE faired better, ending Friday up 0.78% […]

Market Update: September 5, 2017 Last week gave a number of things for both investors and non-investors to think—and worry—about. From North Korea’s missiles to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to an unemployment uptick, the headlines were busy. Yet, despite these circumstances, U.S. stocks posted gains again this week—and the NASDAQ ended Friday with a new record […]

Weekly Update – August 28, 2017 After several weekly losses, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory on Friday, August 25. The S&P 500 gained 0.72%, the Dow was up 0.64%, and the NASDAQ added 0.79% for the week. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also increased by 0.58%. Last week provided a […]

If you’re not careful, how you deal with your dollars could determine whether you get divorced. Drake & Associates financial professional, Luke Eskau, joins FOX6 Real Milwaukee with tips for managing money in a marriage. Start Talking Start the conversation by laying out your individual financial situation and listening to where your partner is at. […]

Mid-year is a great time to look over your finances. Staying on track can be tough. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 on about how to get your finances in order. He has five tips to get you ahead of the financial game before the end of the year! 1. Look at Your […]

Financial envy is even more of a thing now than it was back in 1913 when cartoonist Arthur R. “Pop” Momand debuted the comic strip “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” which centered on the misadventures of Aloysius P. McGinnis and his family, who were always trying to keep up with their never-seen neighbors, the Joneses. […]

There is a lot of gift giving in the holiday season, but don’t you ever just want to give yourself something? Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about six different ways you can gift yourself this holiday season! Gift Yourself Pay Off Debt Start an Emergency Fund Spend It on an Experience Invest in Your […]

Weekly Market Update – August 29, 2016 After rallying for weeks, the major indexes fell last week ahead of key remarks by Federal Reserve officials and turbulence in money markets. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.68%, the Dow fell 0.85%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.37%, while the MSCI EAFE gained 0.16%. [2] Even […]

Is the auto industry facing its own recession? First it was the housing crisis, then student loans and now many Americans are facing another monster debt — car loans. Car buyers are in debt to the tune of $1 trillion dollars. Financial professional Mike Williams talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about how to make your car driving […]

Financial freedom means different things to different people. For some, it’s having enough money to live comfortably. For others, it’s never having to work again. No matter your definition, there’s one thing everyone can agree on – it starts with getting out of debt. Certified Financial Planner® Tony Drake talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about the […]