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2023 Debt Ceiling Showdown

In a matter of days, the United States government could potentially default on its debt for the first time in history. The showdown in Washington is causing many folks to become very anxious about the future, and how a US default might impact their retirement plans. If you’re paying attention to the major news media […]

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Important 2023 Financial Changes

After a rather sleepy 2022 regarding tax and retirement plan changes, many rules impacting retirement planning will take effect in 2023. In this month’s article we’re going to highlight some of what we consider to be changes of specific importance, and how these changes might impact folks like you.  Many of these changes may impact […]

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Inflation Adjusted Spending Plan

The rising cost of goods and services has many folks concerned, and some folks down right panicked. Historic inflation is making headlines and rightly so. As this article is being penned, inflation is at a 41-year high. May 2022 year over year inflation was 8.6%, and Core CPI which excludes volatile food and energy costs […]

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Quarterly Market Overview – Royal Fund Management

We started the 1st quarter 2022 after a strong 4th quarter 2021. The S&P500, DJIA and NASDAQ all finished the year at or near all-time highs.  The market was unable to build on the December gains, and we hit some turbulence starting about the second week of January.  We had not experienced a full 10% […]

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Market Commentary – Royal Fund Management

Mark Sorenson | March 04, 2022 Uncertainty continues to impact the market. Geopolitical concerns like we are currently experiencing usually cause a negative market reaction in a shorter time frame, but historically they are always buying opportunities in hindsight. Investors need to look through market corrections and know that with patience, all will be ok […]

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I’m writing this piece in early February of 2022. Inflation! I bet you’ve heard this word a lot recently. I’d put money on it that you have been feeling it’s affects at the grocery store and gas pump. It’s hard to bury the fact that prices of most consumer goods and services have risen dramatically […]

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Quarterly Market Overview- Royal Fund Management

September is historically the worst month of the year for stocks, and it proved it in a big way this time. The S&P500 finished September with a loss of 4.8% but squeaked out a gain of .2% for the 3rd quarter 2021. It was widely anticipated that some profit taking was likely near as the […]

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The Second Stimulus Bill of 2020–What it Means for Your Money

A second COVID-19 relief bill has been signed, sending stimulus checks to most Americans. Troy Westendorf of Ankeny Iowa’s Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group shared how that money will help families and why creating a spending plan could be a smart idea with WHO13 News in Des Moines.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Money

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out and being administered across the country. Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group CEO Mark Triplett spoke with Des Moines Iowa’s KCCI news about what impact this has on your money.

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August 2020 Economic Outlook

In this month’s recap: stocks rose as better-than-expected corporate earnings and progress on a COVID-19 vaccine encouraged investors. Monthly Economic Update   Presented by Mark Triplett, August 2020   U.S. Markets Stock prices rallied in July as further development of a COVID-19 vaccine and better-than-expected corporate financial reports encouraged investors. The S&P 500 gained 5.5 […]