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All the things you need to know to help your financial future

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Your Bench of Life™ may not always follow an easy path. There may be circumstances you face along the way which change the course of your financial future. We help you stay prepared for these unforeseen changes.

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

May 2024 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Source: FactSet April kicked off the second quarter of 2024 with declines in stocks and bonds. Hotter than anticipated inflation data and weaker than projected economic growth fueled concerns that interest rate cuts may be delayed and reduced. Within equities, emerging markets was one of the asset classes able to

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

April 2024 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Stocks sprang to new highs led by surprising economic resilience and strong corporate profits, while bonds experienced a modest downturn as interest rates rose after markets scaled back interest rate cut expectations. Source: FactSet Global equities kicked off 2024 with a bang. Within global equities, US stocks led the pack

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

March 2024 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Source: FactSet Equities had a strong month in February, with all major regional indexes posting positive returns. US equities gained 5.3%, supported by resilient economic data and positive earnings results. International developed equities were relative underperformers with the region’s less rosy growth outlook, returning 1.8%. Emerging markets returned 4.8%, with

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Financial Blog
Neil Manning

I Survived the New FAFSA

For the past 34 years, the primary process to apply for federal financial aid for college has been by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  And for 34 years, filling out the FAFSA has been about as much fun as a trip to the dentist.  But hope springs eternal – the Department

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

February 2024 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Source: FactSet 2024 kicked off the year with mixed performance. Performance was driven by strong economic results in developed markets, causing renewed sentiment of higher interest rates for longer. US equities performed best among major regions in January with a gain of 1.7%, followed by international developed equities with a

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

January 2024 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Source: FactSet Markets finished the year strong, with positive returns across most major asset classes in December. Investors reacted positively to the Federal Reserve’s dovish comments regarding monetary policy, with interest rate cuts potentially coming sooner in 2024 rather than later. Among major regions, international developed equities led December with

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Economic Update
Gateway Financial Partners

December 2023 | Monthly Economic Update

ECONOMIC UPDATE Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Source: FactSet Equities soared during the month of November as softer-than-expected US inflation data strengthened investors’ belief that the Federal Reserve (Fed) was done raising interest rates. This helped shift the sentiment of higher interest rates for longer to interest rate cuts in 2024. Despite geopolitical tensions around the world,

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