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How to Plan and Take a Vacation Even If You Are Unemployed

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
July 23, 2018

Who doesn’t love a vacation? The mere word, which means “planned time spent not working,” along with other descriptors such as “break, breathing space, intermission, recess, recreation, respit...

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Homeowners Insurance

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
July 23, 2018

On October 8, 2017, a fire began in Calistoga, California, that would kill 43 people and displace 100,000 others. Because of the weather conditions, the fire moved fast. The following morning, I reme...

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American Consumers Get Great Deals from the Trade Deficit

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
July 23, 2018

In 2017 investors benefited from an unusually non-volatile market with consistent growth, but 2018 has been notably less euphoric. So what changed? In short, tariffs: these economic and political tool...

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Is There Method in the Madness?

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
April 19, 2018

Most of you are familiar with our two Bell Investment Advisors blogs: one on career/life issues called Making a Good Life Happen®, which I write, and the other, our finance blog, which a variety of o...

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Trump Punishes Craft Beer

by James F. Bell, CFP®, President & Founder
April 19, 2018

Thanks to the St. Patrick’s Day editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, I learned about American Keg in Pottstown, PA, the only remaining U.S. manufacturer of stainless steel beer kegs. Their big...

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What About Umbrella Insurance?

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
April 19, 2018

Last month, the radio show Radiolab aired a story about the Benrath Senior Center in Dusseldorf, Germany. Like many centers of its kind, some of its patients suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s dis...

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The U.S. Consumer Lifts Once-Maligned Retailers
September 12, 2018

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