March 2019
Market Update

The March 2019   Market Thoughts Video  is now available on our website. Brad McMillan, Commonwealth's CIO, recaps the market and economic news for February. It was another good month, with U.S. markets, developed markets, and fixed income showing gains. Still, the housing market continued its slowdown, and business investment softened. We also saw a terrible retail spending report. But the market was able to bounce back from the lows seen at the close of 2018, buoyed by the end of the government shutdown. So, will the markets continue to move higher, and what risks are ahead? 

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Elizabeth Named to Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List for 2019
Please join us in congratulating Elizabeth on being named to Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List for 2019!  Overall, 30,000 advisors were considered, and 3,500 were recognized.  To read more about this achievement, including important disclosures information, click  here.

* This award is not indicative of the advisor's future performance.  Your experience may vary.
Health Insurance for Travelers

You're  having a great time on your vacation, until something happens where you need medical care.  If you were at home, you know you could rely on your health insurance to help pay for the care, but what do you do when you are miles away?  Here are  things you should know  about health insurance while travelling.
Women and Asset Protection:  How Insurance Can Help
Every day, women face a variety of risks to their life, their health, and their property.  Although you can't eliminate any of these risks, you can take steps to guard against resulting financial losses.   Insurance is the primary way to provide needed protection.
Women and Estate Planning Basics
Women have unique concerns when it comes to estate planning.  The fact that women live an average 5 years longer than men means they will need their assets to last longer. It also means they will need to take responsibility for their own  estate plan, which not only includes a will, power of attorney and health care proxy, but also a plan for incapacity.