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Archive for July 2014

ECHOES

Echoes July 30, 2014 Hello everyone thanks so much for coming back to our blog section. Recently I heard an expression that really got me thinking. Thinking about what we do here at the Goldstone Financial Group. Here’s the expression……  “YOUR CURRENT CONDITIONS ARE ECHOES OF YOUR PAST DECISIONS” At the Goldstone Financial Group we…

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Health Care at the Forefront

In recent news, we’ve witnessed the fallout of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where officials falsified records to hide the amount of time former service members have had to wait for medical appointments. As if health care doesn’t get enough bad press, this is just one more scandal indicating the dire need to overhaul…

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Welcome!

July 23, 2014   Hello everyone, I’m Michael Pellegrino, principal at The Goldstone Financial Group and my brother Anthony and I would like to welcome you to our very first blog. It’s all part of our newly designed website which we hope you will visit often. At the Goldstone Financial Group we are all about…

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The Printed Word

We blog, tweet, post. Read, skim, search. We can now receive so much of our information online, on demand, and choose exactly what sources from which to receive it. We’re no longer limited to three nightly newscasts and our daily local paper. [CLICK HERE to read the article, “The Future of the News Business: A…

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All Things Inflation

At the end of May, the Commerce Department reported that the price index for personal consumption expenditures increased by 1.6 percent in April from a year earlier — the fastest pace since November 2012. This is the latest sign that U.S. inflation is starting an upward trend. Banking on expectations for a targeted 2 percent inflation rate,…

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Global Perspectives

Many Americans tend to assume we’re the greatest nation. After all, people from other countries are frequently trying to move here. For the most part, we have a strong economy, we’re well educated, we make decent money, and we have the NFL, NBA, and MLB for gosh sakes. The U.S. rules. Except when it doesn’t.…

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Positive News on Jobs, Food and Fitness Fronts

April unemployment numbers brought good news. About 288,000 new jobs were created, representing the highest one-month total in two years. Unemployment is now at 6.3 percent, its lowest level since September 2008. Employers added an average of 238,000 jobs each month over the last three months, which is a substantial improvement over the average of…

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Bully for Us: Consumerism Soars

Summer is here. The housing market has gained strength, jobs and incomes have risen, and overall consumers are feeling bullish. Seeing most of us have had to adjust to the “new normal” since the turn of the millennium, recent conditions are the relative equivalent to “happy days are here again.” [CLICK HERE to read the…

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