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Bedel Blog

Jan 18, 2021

Inflation and the Great Fed Money Pump

The role central banks across the world played in orchestrating an economic recovery cannot be...

Jan 11, 2021

COVID Stimulus #2 and Personal Tax Planning Strategies

After months of debate, Congress finally passed round two of economic relief. Along with the...

Jan 6, 2021

Ask Bedel

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Jan 4, 2021

The Latest Stimulus, What Does $900 Billion Buy

The positive impact from the previous stimulus has encouraged another package. For individuals...

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Dec 2, 2020

Dependent Care FSA Considerations for 2021

The tax savings experienced from dependent care FSAs are nice, but avoiding lost contributions at...

Aug 10, 2020

Construction Fever

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Jul 20, 2020

The Budget Bride: Weddings Under $10k

Getting married shouldn’t mean taking on new debt. Start marriage off on the right foot by...

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on Student Loans & 529 Plans

Many students have financial decisions to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How does the CARES...

BEDEL BAROMETER

Last updated January 2021

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What's this?

The Bedel Barometer was developed in 2009 to provide a measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy. To do this, we identified 7 key areas that have historically been strong indicators as to the strength of our economy. Using a score of either positive, negative or neutral, we assign a value to each of these and are able to combine the results and reflect the overall measure that you see today.

How each indicator stacks up today

The Bedel Barometer offers a comprehensive measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy.

BEDEL FINANCIAL GROWTH BY CLIENT INVESTMENT ASSETS

(DISCRETIONARY ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT)

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