Terry’s Columns

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  • What About the Stock Market?

    August 2, 2015

    Selling stocks is far more difficult than buying them. Whether you were right (and the stock is up) or wrong (and the stock fell), you have to lock in the results of that decision when you sell. No longer can you hope for a different, or better, outcome.

  • Home Prices, Sales Up -- But Don't Get Carried Away!

    July 28, 2015

    The housing industry is starting to boom again. The latest reports show that sales of existing homes rose to their highest level in eight years, and the median price for an existing home sold in June rose to $236,400 — the highest ever recorded by the National Association of Realtors — and surpassing the July 2006 peak.

  • The Party's Over for Gold

    July 20, 2015

    The party is over for gold — and it looks like the hangover will last a long time. The warning signals were clear — in hindsight, as is always the case. Gold has historically been a "hedge" against financial disaster.

  • Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

    July 14, 2015

    There is probably no investment more important than the one you make for your child’s education. It will pay to take the time to research your options, and set up a regular plan of investing.

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