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Bedel Blog

Jul 15, 2019

Guide to Leaving a Legacy

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Jul 11, 2019

What are HSAs and FSAs?

Most of us are familiar with the terms HSA and FSA, but chances are you might not understand the...

Jul 11, 2019

Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Mortgage rates are at historically low levels, and many are refinancing to take advantage of...

Jul 1, 2019

Are You Financially Set for Semi-Retirement?

Not all retirements are created equal – in fact, a 2018 study indicates that 72 percent of...

GenNeXt Blog

May 15, 2019

Estate Planning for Young Professionals

Estate planning is an important part of any financial plan – even for young adults with no...

May 13, 2019

Think Your Student Loan Will Be Forgiven? Maybe Not!

For those choosing a career in the public service sector, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness...

Feb 6, 2019

How Student Debt Is Affecting the Housing Market

Most everyone knows that student loan debt is on the rise. But what many might not understand are...

Dec 10, 2018

Young Adults - On the Road to Financial Success or Disillusionment?

How are today’s young adults feeling about their current and future financial success? Turns out,...

BEDEL BAROMETER

Last updated July 2019

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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 comprehesive 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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