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How to choose the right financial adviser for your needs

Selecting a good financial adviser is one of the most important financial decisions life requires you to make. If you blow this one, it can cost you and your family lots of money and require you to work well into your golden years. Getting this decision right will help you live happily ever after. At […]

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MADDOX: Trump’s greatest legacy will be the courts

Despite amateur hour in the White House, Trump’s greatest legacy will be the conservative men and women he appoints to the federal courts. This is ironic given that, for most of his life, Trump was a Democrat and has acknowledged not having a strong ideological foundation for his political positions.

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MADDOX: Trump’s better than Dairy Queen

By November, a majority will tire of Trump’s traveling show. To avoid a blowout, The Insulter-in-Chief will have to do more than continue to insult his opponents and make razor-thin policy statements that double as bumper stickers. 

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VIEWPOINT: Mike Pence, governor of INtolerance

Not only did Pence double down on his support for RFRA, but when given multiple opportunities by the ABC News moderator to state the obvious, he refused to say the simple words that, “In Indiana, it is wrong to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.”

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MADDOX: Wall Street banks on amnesia

Many Americans believed that whatever caused the Great Recession should not be permitted to happen again. Most of the country seemed to agree that Wall Street’s reckless gambling with depositors’ money should never again be able to threaten the jobs and livelihoods on Main Street.

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MADDOX: Wolves are still at Gramma’s door

In the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Jordan Belfort, disgraced broker and owner of the now-defunct brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, is portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio as over-the-top good looking, witty and motivational. Belfort, if we are to believe what we see in the film, is a phenomenal salesman—a self-made man committed to making lots of money for himself and his friends.

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VIEWPOINT: Save yourself, and start sooner!

This is my first sermon for the newly minted “Church of Savin-tology.” I don’t care about saving your soul, I just want you to be a better saver of your hard-earned income. Our version of the golden rule says: He who saves his gold, rules in retirement. We live in a consumer-driven society that constantly challenges us to keep up with our neighbors. We are bombarded with pressures to buy the biggest house we can afford and furnish it appropriately….

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VIEWPOINT: Don’t put your money into ‘The Big Lie’

If it sounds too good to be true-invest! This perversion of the old adage has cost many investors their life savings. How does it happen? In talking to many investors who’ve been victimized by outright scams, I’ve noticed the tendency of some to respond to what we call “The Big Lie.” Most investors seem to keep their guard up pretty high when approached about investing in a scheme that might return 10 percent, 15 percent or even 25 percent in…

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