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    Frazier Allen: Eight Estate Documents Everyone Needs

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Estate planning helps take the decision-making stress off you and your family. Having documents in place will allow you to define life’s big decisions, including how you would like your medical care and finances managed. Family members and healthcare providers will be clear of what you want if you are unable to speak for yourself.

    We can help you navigate the process and coordinate with an estate planning attorney to make sure your updated documents align with your financial plan.

    Make sure your estate is in order with these eight documents.

    Make sure your estate is in order with these eight documents.

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    Frazier Allen: Are your estate and financial plans shock-proof?

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Retirement is a time to enjoy family, hobbies, travel, volunteering, and maybe even taking a job that sounds fun and keeps you active. You may be in great health today and can’t imagine a time when you wouldn’t be able to do all the things you’ve dreamed about.

    While we all hope to live independently throughout retirement and plan to take care of ourselves, it’s still wise to put contingency plans into place, to shock-proof our financial and estate plans just in case.

    Don’t wait until “what if?” becomes “what is.”

    Don’t wait until “what if?” becomes “what is.”

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    Frazier Allen: Declutter Your Retirement

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Leonardo da Vinci called simplicity the ultimate sophistication. Bruce Lee called it the key to brilliance. And Gandhi, who many believe was the definitive minimalist, said the secret of life lies in never missing material things.

    What’s no secret is having less seems to be bringing more peace and happiness to those who have embraced this way of life. From small cars that counterpunched the SUV to tiny houses with their own television shows, it’s an increasingly popular choice.

    Downsizing and minimizing clutter can be liberating when you make more room for your future.

    Downsizing and minimizing clutter can be liberating when you make more room for your future.

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    Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of August 21st, 2016

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The FOMC minutes (from the July 26th-27th policy meeting) showed that officials were divided on the timing of the next rate hike. Some felt that the labor market had already tightened enough and that the Fed risked generating financial excesses by keeping rates so low for so long.

    Others felt that there was plenty of time to wait for more information and that it would be harder to correct course if the Fed moved too rapidly. Among voting FOMC members, the hawkish view (those wanting to raise rates sooner rather than later) appeared to be a minority.

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    Frazier Allen: Can Taxes Scramble Your Nest Egg?

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – When it comes to retirement planning, we typically tally up our daily expenses – housing, transportation, utilities, food, insurance, healthcare, entertainment – and budget accordingly for enough income to cover those wants and needs.

    But we may not factor in an annual expense we can’t avoid: taxes. One reason may be that our complex tax code treats various sources of retirement income differently, so it can be hard to estimate what you’ll have after taxes using back of-the-envelope calculations.

    Proactive tax planning can help your retirement income last longer.

    Proactive tax planning can help your retirement income last longer.

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    Frazier Allen: Where Your Retirement Money Goes

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – As you consider a long, happy retirement, give some thought to the largest aspects of your budget.

    Where your money actually goes may surprise you.

    Wealth alone cannot buy a quality retirement any more than it can buy happiness – but having a solid financial foundation can make those years more enjoyable.

    Where Your Retirement Money Goes

    Where Your Retirement Money Goes

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    Clarksville’s Garrett Allen is raising money for JDRF to help find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

     

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – This summer, Garrett Allen’s All- Star baseball team won the 8 year old Tennessee Little League state tournament.

    It was a lot of fun and all the boys were very excited to get their championship medals. Garrett wore his every day for about two weeks. Nothing slows this kid down. Not even Type 1 Diabetes!

    Garrett Allen

    Garrett Allen

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    Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of August 14th, 2016

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The economic data remained consistent with moderate economic growth and low inflation. Retail sales figures for July disappointed, coming in below expectations (but partly offset by upward revisions to June).

    Preliminary productivity figures for the second quarter were weak (averaging a 0.5% annual rate over the last five years). Jobless claims remained very low. The Producer Price Index fell more than expected and pipeline pressures remained mild or slightly deflationary.

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    Frazier Allen: Domestic Stocks Climb Higher in July

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both reached new highs during July, and the S&P 500 notched its fifth consecutive monthly gain.

    According to research by Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut, historically, any time the broad market S&P 500 has hit a new all-time high after 52 weeks spent below the previous high-water mark, we have seen average gains of 12.3% over the course of the next year.

    The dog days of summer don’t seem to be slowing the markets down.

    The dog days of summer don’t seem to be slowing the markets down.

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    Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of August 7th, 2016

     

    F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee left short-term interest rates unchanged. In its policy statement, the FOMC noted that “on balance, payrolls and other labor market indicators point to some increase in labor utilization in recent months.”

    More importantly, “near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished.” Kansas City Fed President Esther George dissented in favor of raising the federal funds target range by 25 basis points (to 0.50% to 0.75%).

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