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America First?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The synchronized global expansion continued in the first quarter, leading markets higher and pushing U.S. stocks toward expensive territory. With both U.S. stock valuations and near-term economic data close to historic levels, the recent rally in U.S. stocks may run out of steam. Those challenges, in addition to infighting about the direction of fiscal and foreign policy and the rise of political risks, likely mean diversification will play an important role.

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America First?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The synchronized global expansion continued in the first quarter, leading markets higher and pushing U.S. stocks toward expensive territory. With both U.S. stock valuations and near-term economic data close to historic levels, the recent rally in U.S. stocks may run out of steam. Those challenges, in addition to infighting about the direction of fiscal and foreign policy and the rise of political risks, likely mean diversification will play an important role.

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Entrepreneurship Over 50

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Starting your own business feels a lot like taking off on a zip line. The first step off the platform is exhilarating and terrifying, but you quickly realize you are wearing a harness and are attached to the line, says Stephen McCauley, 53, who has his own marketing communications firm in Arlington, Virginia. You know you wouldn’t have made this decision if it didn’t make sense, so you think, “I’m tethered. I’m OK,” he says.

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When Her Rise Means More Bread

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The 1960s television show Leave It to Beaver featured the Cleavers, a traditional family, with dad going to work each day and mom staying home with the children. Hijinks ensued each episode with the youngest son, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, always getting in a sticky situation. As with most television shows, it reflected the times in which it was made. Simply put, men earned a living and women raised children.

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Find Your Tribe

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Take a walk alone and you get some exercise. Take a walk with a friend—or a group of friends—and you get something more. “When you walk, you talk, and you never know where that will lead,” says Deborah Woller, 62, a retiree who lives in Naples, Florida. One place it’s likely to lead is to more walks, with all their physical and mental health benefits.

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Running Strong

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We runners classify hills much as the Inuit distinguish snow conditions—very precisely. There are bumps, inclines, and slopes so torturous they rip at the human spirit. The Boston Marathon’s infamous Heartbreak Hill falls into the last category—long, steep, and late in the race, at the 21-mile mark.

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