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Bedel Blog

Jan 30, 2023

Here’s Your Early 2023 Checklist

You are probably already aware of the perils of credit card debt. Credit cards are relatively...

Jan 23, 2023

Are You Making These Common Tax Mistakes?

Unfortunately, even as tax prep software evolves, several common mistakes prevail. So how can you...

Jan 16, 2023

529 Plan: Owner & Beneficiary Strategies

The SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law on December 29, 2022. While this bill has many provisions,...

Jan 9, 2023

Update from the Federal Reserve

While the switch from a 75-basis point to a 50-basis point hike may not seem like a huge deal, it...

GenNeXt Blog

Jan 9, 2023

2023 Contribution Increases

If there must be a positive aspect to higher inflation, increased contribution limits and income...

Sep 28, 2022

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness

Forgiveness can come in one of two forms. Borrowers that made payments during the pandemic...

Jun 13, 2022

Recent Graduates: Welcome to Financial “Adulting”

The important concept is establishing habits that will set you up for financial success moving...

Mar 22, 2022

529 Plans & Tax Time

Some (not all) contributions to your 529 account need to be reported on your tax return, along...


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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.



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