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Bedel Blog

Jan 10, 2022

Should You Buy Bonds in 2022?

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Jan 6, 2022

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Jan 3, 2022

Nurses, Military, Teachers: Get your Student Loans Forgiven!

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Jan 5, 2022

Home Equity Decisions

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Jul 19, 2021

Is Your Financial Goal only a Wish?

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Jul 9, 2021

The Financial Transition to Stay-at-Home Parent

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Mar 16, 2021

Tax Diversification

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BEDEL BAROMETER

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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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