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How to Tell Whether the Stock Market is Overvalued

Some analysts say that the current US stock market is overvalued. Others disagree. What factors are going into this decision-making? How can you decide whether a stock market is overvalued or whether it may still be a good time for investment? Let's take a look at some of the factors you should watch out for -- it could save you thousands. The Hallmarks of an Overvalued System The stock market has been climbing in record amounts in 2018, which is often indication that a bubble is about to burst. Though many see record increases as a good thing, they are ...Continue reading

Why it’s a Good Time to Take Your Money Out of Snapchat

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), commonly referred to as Snapchat, has been quite the disappointment after going public in 2017. Those familiar with cutting edge technology and the latest apps are well aware of Snapchat’s popularity amongst tech-obsessed youngsters. However, few could have predicted Snapchat would be the bedrock of a publicly traded company. Though Snap’s stock has fallen from its initial price of $27 all the way down to $13 and change, it is showing signs of a rebound. Snap has climbed steadily since mid-July. Investors are now questioning whether Snap will become a legitimate business with staying power or ...Continue reading

Companies (and Stocks) That Actually Benefit from Tariffs

On June 1, the United States imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Canada retaliated against the 25 percent tariff on steel and the 10 percent tariff on aluminum by imposing similar tariffs on steel and aluminum it imports from the U.S., and imposing tariffs on several American consumer goods, including candles, kitchenware, toilet paper, and whiskey. Mexico retaliated with 15 to 25 percent tariffs on several U.S. goods, including apples, cheese, pork and potatoes. The European Union struck back with 25 percent tariffs on several U.S. goods, including Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycles and ...Continue reading

Brett’s Debt: Financial Lessons from Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

This past news week was a big one when it comes to current events. But the biggest news by far was the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States to replace the retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. However, as part of the process of serving as a federal judge, Kavanaugh is required to disclose certain financial information - and boy was there some interesting news that came out of that. Specifically, Kavanaugh was somewhere between $60,000 and $200,000 (he was only required to report a range, not an exact amount) in debt between three ...Continue reading

How Money Mishaps Can Ruin Your Marriage (And What to do About Them)

More money, more problems? If you read any study or report that cites the leading reasons as to why couples eventually divorce, money and finances are almost always near the top of the list. And the reasons behind monetary issues aren't always necessarily a matter of not having enough of it, but in some cases having too much of it. In fact, a new study from SunTrust Bank went as far as to cite money as the No. 1 cause of stress in relationships, with more than one-third of all surveyed couples stating it was their biggest source of turmoil. ...Continue reading