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The Third-Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History

You may have read headlines earlier this year announcing the U.S. economy is now in the third-longest economic expansion in U.S. history. This economic cycle started in June 2009 and has lasted for 96 months.

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Ms. Poczik’s Students Know That Saving for the Future Is the Right Thing to Do

To recognize Financial Literacy Month, we spoke with Ms. Christine Poczik, second-grade teacher at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. With more than 12 years teaching in Chicago Public Schools, Ms. Poczik has been working with Climb to Safety’s financial literacy program since 2015.

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Five Tips for International Travelers With Norm Mindel

Norm Mindel may be a veteran financial advisor, but he has also earned the title of world traveler. Norm has visited four continents and more than 20 countries, including New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Spain and numerous places throughout Europe. Just back from his second trip to Australia, Norm shares his thoughts about the country and some of his favorite destinations with five tips for international travelers.

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Nirav Batavia Featured in CBS Chicago News Story on Rising Interest Rates

On March 15, the Fed increased the federal funds rate by 0.25% to a range of 0.75% to 1.00%. Forum Partner Nirav Batavia was featured in a CBS Chicago news story on rising interest rates.

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