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Should Investors Sell After a “Correction”?
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Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ended August 27. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points—a larger loss than…

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The Wisdom of Yogi Berra
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September 22, 2015 marked the passing of baseball legend Yogi Berra at the ripe young age of 90. The Hall of Fame catcher was also well-known for a lifetime of…

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The Myths of Bonds
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Bonds have a place in just about every portfolio. At Northstar, we prefer to buy bond mutual funds rather than individual bonds for many reasons, but they serve the same…

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Giving Back
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Sometimes we just need to give something back. No, I’m not talking about the stock market as of late, however, I can certainly see it there too. I’m talking about…

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The Patience Principle
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Global markets are providing investors a rough ride at the moment, as the focus turns to China’s economic outlook. But while falling markets can be worrisome, maintaining a longer term…

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What To Do With a Stinky 401(k)
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An employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), can offer many benefits to help you build retirement savings. Standard plans offer: Convenient, routine contributions through payroll deduction. Once you set…

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Estate Planning for Unwed Couples
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As more and more long-term couples delay marriage or choose not to marry, estate planning becomes more complicated. That’s since in addition to a great party and the fattiest cake…

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Greece is the Word
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In recent weeks, the world’s markets and media financial pages have focused intensely on the standoff between debt-laden Greece and its international lenders over the conditions of any further bailout.…

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401(k) Loans: Pros and Cons
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You’re looking for a quick source of money, either to pay down debt or for emergency cash needs. At first glance, your 401(k) account might look like a tempting source…

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Retirement Investment Myths
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As with most other complicated topics, retirement investing comes with a set of overly simplified, generally accepted rules, many of which are wrong at best, disastrous to your portfolio at…

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