The SHJ Blog

Investment education, market insights, and other thoughts from our financial services team to help you Plan, Invest, and Succeed.

Inside the Economy: Wages, Housing, U.S. Financial Conditions

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Watch on YouTube> This week on “Inside the Economy”, we explore wages, housing prices and mortgages, and the U.S. financial conditions. The U.S. average hourly earnings report for May came…

A Look at Diversification

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A Look at Diversification Ancient Chinese merchants were said to have developed a unique way to manage their risk. They would divide their shipments among several different vessels. That way,…

Inside the Economy: Consumer Confidence, Mortgage Rates and US Markets

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Watch on YouTube> This week on “Inside the Economy”, we discuss consumer confidence, mortgage rates, and U.S. Markets. The May consumer confidence index report shows a higher than anticipated reading.…

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

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The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks Did you know that... 1. Fifty-seven percent of American workers have no private short-term disability insurance.1,2 2. Sixty-five percent of working people in…

Inside the Economy: Employment, Currency, and Natural Gas

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Watch on YouTube> This week on “Inside the Economy”, we evaluate employment, currency, and the importance of Natural Gas as a U.S. export. The recent job openings report shows a…

What If Your Kids Decide Against College?

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What If Your Kids Decide Against College? As a parent or grandparent, you may have diligently saved money in a 529 account to help fund your child's or grandchild's college…