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Bankruptcies for States and Municipalities? Perspectives on the Muni Market.

Municipal bonds, typically a worry-free part of a portfolio, have seen some price movement to the negative as part of the market volatility.  That has subsided quite a bit, but new worries have crept up about municipalities with the talk of state bankruptcy potential.  How should you think about municipal bonds going forward?

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Planning in Down Markets

Market pullbacks offer several temporary tax and estate planning opportunities that pay off for years to come

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Quarterly Investment Perspectives

Headlines are changing rapidly, Mark and Chad answer the questions we are getting from clients such as “Won’t it get worse from here?”. “Has Coronavirus changed BDFs investment strategy?”

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One Week Later: Revisiting Thoughts on The Downturn

Markets have turned into a bear market and negative news keeps coming. We had a video last week touching on this, and here is an update on what’s happened since. As has been seen, markets can turn unpredictably and quickly. For more information on how the markets are being affected by the Coronavirus: Thoughts on […]

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Thoughts on The Downturn

Markets have turned into a bear market and negative news keeps coming.  Here are some thoughts on what has been causing this and what we know from past downturns. For more information on how the markets are being affected by the Coronavirus read our Wealth Watch articles. Coronavirus – The Market Says It’s Supposed to […]

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Market Review: Celebrating 2019 and Looking Forward to 2020

2019 was a historic year for balanced portfolios but what goes up must come down, right? History shows that is not necessarily true.

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Happy New Year From BDF!

Co-Founder and President Armond Dinverno JD, CPA, CFP® reflects on 2019 and looks ahead to what you can expect from BDF in 2020.

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Is Planning and Investing Different for Women?

Yes! Heather Locus CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, founder of BDF’s Women’s Service Team, explains why.

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Moving The Markets – Trade, Impeachment and a Portion of the Market Surges Back

Returns have been great so far this year, but how will trade and impeachment uncertainty affect the market going forward?

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Working? Consider These Tax Saving Strategies Before Year-End

Watch to learn tax-planning strategies that will leave you pleasantly surprised at tax time next April.

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How to Pay Less Tax in Retirement

Learn three tax planning strategies retirees should consider before year-end.

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Tax Changes Coming to Illinois

The impact of Illinois’s proposed income tax changes varies considerably based on your personal situation.

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