Time for some New Year’s (financial) resolutions

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor The countdown to 2016 has just about begun. If you’re like many people, you might be mulling over some New Year’s resolutions, such as hitting the gym more, learning a new language or taking a cooking class. All are worthy goals, but why not add some financial resolutions […]

What to look for from a financial advisor

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisors out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial advisors before deciding on one. When […]

Holiday spending – can help teach children about money

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor During this holiday season, you’ll likely be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management. Here are a few ideas for doing just that: • Stick to a budget. Tell your children you’ve set […]

Raising a reader

Welcome to Raising a Reader! Each month, this column features information to help you include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine, supporting your young readers. Here are a few tips for raising a reader by reading, talking, playing, singing and writing with your child. Early Literacy Tip: Talking with children can be a powerful […]

Check out these end-of-year investment tips

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions: • Boost your 401(k) contributions. Ask your employer […]

Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor It’s certainly the season for giving; and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. To get the most out of your gifts, your first step is to make sure you are giving to a worthy charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. […]

How can the fed’s actions affect you?

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? First of all, it’s important to understand just what is meant […]

Start your own investment ‘traditions’

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and — like all holidays — this one has plenty of traditions. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1924, and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934). Traditions are […]

Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing hobbies or participating in any of the activities you’ve associated with active retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to […]

Financial Focus – Nov. 4

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor Thinking of adopting? Be prepared for expenses November is National Adoption Awareness Month. If you’re considering adoption, you know that it will change your life in many ways. And you’ll need to prepare for many of these changes – including the financial ones, because adoption can be expensive. […]

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