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Wayne Park, Senior Vice President, Personal Financial Solutions

Wayne Park
SVP,  Personal Financial Solutions

Don’t Invest Based on a Single Story

Election decisions based on one candidate or policy may not provide the results you expect—rarely are issues settled soon after all the votes are in. Investing decisions on a single event, such as an election or a market reaction, may not give the desired results either. You could succumb to what novelist Chimamanda Adichie calls the “danger of a single story” and miss the bigger picture.
 

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Focus on Process, Not Politics

Focus on Process, Not Politics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one example that demonstrates the pitfalls of investing based on political outcomes.

Global Markets at a Crossroads Leading Up to U.S. Election

Global Markets at a Crossroads Leading Up to U.S. Election

November’s U.S. presidential election will, inevitably, affect markets. Today we look at what a Trump or Biden victory could mean for investors. Which industries would benefit, and which industries would not?

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The Disconnect: Pandemic vs. Markets

The Disconnect: Pandemic vs. Markets

Despite an uncertain economy, the markets have been rallying. Find out why.

Innovation in an Uncertain World

Innovation in an Uncertain World

Businesses and customers are finding new ways to interact during the global pandemic. Here’s how.

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Creating a Plan for Long-Distance Caregiving

Creating a Plan for Long-Distance Caregiving

If your aging parents live far away you need a plan for their care. Here’s how to build a comprehensive plan for long-distance caregiving.

What to Do When a Parent Dies: After Death Responsibilities Checklist

What to Do When a Parent Dies: After Death Responsibilities Checklist

Losing a loved one is hard, but sorting out their estate shouldn’t be. Here are steps you can take to contact creditors, distribute assets and more.

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2020 Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Waived

Applies to RMDs due or taken after December 31, 2019.
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Penalty-Free Retirement Plan Withdrawals for Eligible Participants

January 1-December 31, 2020
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Federal Student Loan Payments

Deferred until December 31, 2020.
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