3Dollars: Summer Ends, Struggle Begins

Post-Labor Day Worries Stifle Markets $1 Escalating tension with North Korea put U.S. markets on alert. Russia’s Vladimir Putin forecasted “global catastrophe” if the U.S. continued provocations against the republic. The U.S. pushed the UN and China to come out against the country as it reportedly readies another missile test. […]

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3Dollars: Harvey Bears Down, North Korea too

Nation Watches Houston with Bated Breath, North Korea Baits the World $1 North Korea flew missiles over Japanese air space last night. Asian markets are in a tailspin as a result. Given natural disasters and political uncertainty in the U.S. and western Europe, conflict with North Korea is not ideal […]


3Dollars: “Fire and Fury” Rekindles Volatility

President’s Remarks Bring Panic, Price Drops President Trump responded to reports of North Korea’s nuclear missile threats with strong language. As the world anticipates kinetic conflict, market volatility spiked. $1 U.S. markets are down sharply as the world digests the conflict between America and North Korea. President Trump promised “fire […]

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3Notes: Retirement Planning & Prep

Retirement Preparedness for Peace of Mind What does it take to retire and how do we prepare? Below are keys to prudent planning and preparedness. $1 Project your retirement costs. There are several calculators that let you play around with expected expenses in your latter years. Try this one or […]


3Notes: Your Investing Gameplan

A gameplan is essential to any successful endeavor. It keeps you within the bounds of your goals and rules, providing your future self guidance in decision-making. In Investing 201 Pt 2: Invesment Strategies, we looked at the foundations of our gameplan by exploring tools in our toolbox.

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3Notes: Prioritizing Savings

“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” -Proverbs 13:22 Savings doesn’t naturally occur with your paychecks every two weeks. Saving is an intentional effort to mitigate personal risk and build for the future. Thus, craft and execute […]


3Dollars: Health Care, Earnings, and Taxes

Health Care Repeal Dominates News; Earnings Continue; Tax Reform Nigh? $1 The health care industry continues to coalesce against GOP proposals for repeal and/or replacement of the ACA. CBO scores place newly uninsured forecasts between 22-33 million Americans across the various proposals. Two votes occurred Tuesday and one so far […]

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3Dollars: Earnings Season Review – Financials Star

Earnings Season Presents Positive Results, Strong Profits for Financials This earnings season began with all eyes on the major banks, which expected gains from rate hikes. Financials avoided disappointment as other factors enter the market. Volatility is sinking in throughout world markets, a possible sign of complacency. Oil has rebounded […]