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Your 2019 Market Commentary

The start of the year is a common time for reflection, and last year was an amazing year in the markets. Despite geopolitical headwinds, the U.S. stock market reached all-time highs and all major asset classes around the globe ended the year in positive territory.

As you settle into the new year, let’s recap some major highlights from last year along with some potential developments to monitor.

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Whole Life vs. Term: Buying Term & Investing the Difference Part II

This post is the second in a series discussing the ins and outs of life insurance. You can read part I here.

The previous post in this series discussed some of the key differences between term and whole life insurance. My personal belief is that buying term and investing the difference is a superior decision for an overwhelming majority of people. There are a few cases in which purchasing whole life might make more sense for some people. To see a full breakdown of these hypotheticals, check out this blog post.

The post will delve into the reasons many life insurance salespeople promote when selling insurance. Hopefully, this information can help make you aware of the full spectrum of information so you’re better able to make an informed decision.

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Your November Monthly Market Commentary

As many of us began our annual tradition of eating, traveling, and spending time with the family, the stock market embraced the holiday season and reached all-time highs—yet again. November also included some major news in the financial services space along with some highly anticipated product launches and announcements in other sectors. As you watch your favorite holiday movies (my vote is for Elf), sit back and catch up on some highlights from November.

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Common Year-End Planning Strategies

With the holidays right around the corner, many people think about spending time with family, travel plans, and ironically their finances. It might surprise you that finances made that list, but after over a decade in the industry, I’ve learned that the next several months is when people place the greatest emphasis on their finances.

Whether this focus comes from feeling the pressure of accomplishing resolutions before the year ends, or year end deadlines set by the IRS, there are several common ways to help make your year-end planning more effective.

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Your October Monthly Market Commentary

In our efforts to bring you the latest updates on things that might impact your financial life, we may occasionally enter the political fray, covering candidates, bills, laws and more. Please note: SoFi does not endorse or take official positions on any candidates and the bills they may be sponsoring or proposing. We may occasionally support legislation that we believe would be beneficial to our members, and will make sure to call it out when we do. Our reporting otherwise is for informational purposes only, and shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement.

With the holidays right around the corner, the market continues to move upwards in the face of major geopolitical headlines and seemingly endless predictions of the next great downturn. October included some major news on stories we have been tracking for several months along with some new updates as companies announced earnings. As you recover from the sugar high after eating all of your kids’ candy (maybe that’s just me…), sit back and catch up on some highlights from October.

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