Black Friday Deal Sites 2013

I like to post Black Friday Deals because we ourselves are looking to see if the gifts we've picked for our kiddos are on sale. Check out the search feature on this site-- type the item you want and voila! http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/black-friday-apparel-deals-database/ Penny Pinchin' mom is a local Kansas City blogger who we feel is trustworthy [...]

November 28th, 2013|

A Thanksgiving Toast

If I could fit all of you in my dining room today, here's what I would say: Living the American Dream was not something my wife and I ever imagined in those first harrowing days of our firm; shortly after the bottom dropped out of the financial markets. Four years ago this month, Chladek Wealth [...]

November 28th, 2013|

Don’t Overspend This Holiday Season! Here’s How…

I took my two-year old daughter, Lexi, to Trader Joe's yesterday to buy two turkeys. Over the past couple years I’ve picked up the hobby of smoking meat, so I’m going to try smoking a turkey for the first time, and just in case something goes wrong, I'm going to fry the other one.  If [...]

November 21st, 2013|

Weekly Market Recap – November 15, 2013

It was a relatively quiet week on the U.S. data front, with the only notable releases being September international trade and the wholesale inventory report. International trade surprised to the downside – with the trade deficit widening to $41.8 billion – while inventories posted a sizeable monthly gain of 0.4%. Weaker third quarter economic growth [...]

November 15th, 2013|

Will Your Tax Bill Increase?

Did you know that individuals with no change in their income from last year could potentially owe the IRS because of tax law changes that went into effect in 2013? Do you know if you’re going to be one of those individuals? The modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) threshold for paying the new 3.8% Medicare [...]

October 16th, 2013|

Parsing the Fed Talk

The September Market Commentary was delayed by a week so that we could provide you with our comments about the important events that took place last week; specifically, Larry Summers removed himself from contention to be the next Federal Reserve Chairman at the beginning of the week, and the Federal Reserve released notes last Wednesday [...]

September 25th, 2013|

What’s driving the S&P 500?

U.S. stocks resumed their positive streak in July (after a slightly negative June). Large-cap stocks rose in three out of the four weeks and were up 5% for the month. Smaller companies generally outperformed their larger-cap counterparts. After Federal Reserve comments regarding the timing of its stimulus withdrawal upset markets in May and June (particularly [...]

August 14th, 2013|

Market/Economic Perspective: Then (2007) vs. Now (2013)

In case you didn’t pick-up a newspaper or turn on the TV in the past 24 hours, the Dow Jones reached a record high yesterday and closed at 14,253.77. The prior closing high of 14,464 was set on October 9, 2007. poor credit loans unsecured While we are all for new highs in the markets, [...]

March 6th, 2013|

February Market Commentary: Market Correction on the Horizon?

January saw Congress vote to kick the debt ceiling can down the road for a few more months.  This means that there is now a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling until May 19th.  The bill, known as the ‘No Budget No Pay Act of 2013’ directs both parts of Congress to adopt a budget [...]

February 14th, 2013|

Affordable Debt Relief Coaching

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to gain better control of their finances and get out of debt.  Starting in January 2013, Chladek Wealth Management is excited to announce a new service that can help move you towards financial freedom and peace of mind! In conjunction with an online home [...]

January 8th, 2013|