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December Market Recap

December Market Recap

Stocks finished 2022 much like they began the year. The S&P 500 fell 5.76% for the month of December to cap off a tumultuous year as the mythical Santa Clause rally failed to materialize.  For the entire 4th quarter of 2022, the market did manage to rise with the...

Ship Medicare Minute – January 2023

Ship Medicare Minute – January 2023

P&A will be posting articles of interest and Medicare-related documents to our blog.  You can find these on the blog page by selecting from the Categories drop-down menu and choosing ‘Medicare Minute’. Click here for the January edition of the Nebraska SHIP...

These are a few of our favorite things…

These are a few of our favorite things…

Favorite Christmas Memory or Tradition Pitt: Singing Christmas carols Dan: Putting together a spaceship my wife got for the kids at 2am on Christmas morning without instructions. She told me the entire time there were no instructions. My wife found the instructions as...

Cash needs

Cash needs

Holiday season is in full swing, and Christmas is just around the corner!  Are you planning to make monetary gifts to kids or grandkids this year?  Do you need to make a deposit on the tropical vacation you have planned with the family over the holiday?  What about a...

November Market Recap

November Market Recap

Two major economic releases in the past month highlight the balancing act confronting the markets as we move into the final weeks of 2022.  The latest report on consumer prices showed that inflation eased again in the month of October.  According to the Labor...

40 ways to be thankful this holiday season

40 ways to be thankful this holiday season

Start and end each day with writing down two things you are grateful for. Send a postcard to someone you love. Leave a message on your spouse or kids’ mirror. Bring someone breakfast in bed. Plan a fun date night. Leave a generous tip. Compliment others in person....

4-Point Pitch

4-Point Pitch

Pitch is an upper Midwestern card game and a favorite at Pittenger & Anderson.  There are several forms: 4-point, 5-point, 7-point, 10-point, etc.  The game described here is 4-point, hold low, Hollywood scoring.  Most who play the game know 4-point as the most...

The RMD clock is ticking

The RMD clock is ticking

Attention shoppers…there’s only 44 days left until Christmas.  Yikes!  This means we are nearing year-end and our to-do lists are growing by the minute.  At P&A, we want to help you check off one of those to-do items for you!  If you are the owner of a traditional...

November Market Recap

October Market Recap

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied by over 14% in the month of October.  It was the best month for the index since January of 1976 and the fourth best monthly return for the Dow going back to the mid-1960s. We’ve referred to the chart before, but the last month...

Why keep working after retirement?

Why keep working after retirement?

Have you ever pondered this question?  The word “retirement” is associated with the idea of NOT working any longer, yet many question if they should or can afford not to.  Thanks to my recent membership with AARP, this article outlines some general ideas on why to...

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

At Pittenger & Anderson, cybersecurity is of upmost importance. In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’d like to highlight our previous blogs and best practice guides. Tips for preventing fraud How to Respond to a Data Breach How Schwab protects your...

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