October 2018 – MRA Advisory Group
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Month: October 2018

When to Submit College Financial Aid Forms?

  For the 2019-2020 school year, the federal government’s financial aid form, the FAFSA, can be filed as early as October 1, 2018. It relies on current asset information and two-year-old income information from your 2017 tax return, which means you’ll have the income data you need when you sit down to complete the form. This is a relatively new process. A few years ago, parents had to wait until after January 1 to file…
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IN THE NEWS – Capital Market Outlook

    Regardless the context capital markets refer to one thing, the means by which business, government, institutions, and investors come together for the exchange of money. In most cases, this means the equity and debt markets, bonds, and with global tensions rising to a new peak the long-term outlook has gotten cloudy despite the support of economic conditions. Trade War Weighs On Capital Market Outlook The largest cause of fear in capital markets now…
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Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

    As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” – Earl Nightingale Planning for retirement is a task that many of us tend to put off for a later date, but it is a necessary task which each of us must inevitably face at some point in our careers.  If you are new to retirement planning, it is easy to make some mistakes along the way. This is understandable, as…
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Estate Management Checklist

    Tip: One key difference between a will and a living trust is when they take effect. A will takes effect when you die; a living trust takes effect when you execute it and begins to operate when you transfer assets to it. Do you have a will? A will enables you to specify who you want to inherit your property and other assets. A will also enables you to name a guardian for your…
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4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility

Until early 2018, stocks were enjoying their longest period without a five percent pullback in nearly 90 years.1,2 But in early February, that calm came to a sudden and decisive end, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell more than six percent during the first three trading days of the month. By February 8, stocks had fallen more than 10 percent from their January highs, leaving many investors to wonder how things could change so…
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