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Weekly Wealth of Knowledge - Week of 2/19/24

February 21, 2024

The Weekly Wealth of Knowledge is your download of this week's most important topics related to our community, financial planning, the markets and more! In the month of February, we will focus on "generational planning." All month long we will be providing you a host of content about transferring wealth to other members of your family and the appropriate strategies and benefits of doing so.

In this issue:

  • MONECO Insights - Estate Planning & Transition (3 min read)
  • Retail Sales Post Steep Decline
  • 2024 GDP Global Forecasts

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Estate Planning & Transition 

Ensuring a smooth transition is a key aspect for building a strong legacy. Estate planning involves the distribution of your assets upon your death or incapacitation and ensures your wishes are carried out. As you read you will learn about the many key components and why they are each vital. As always, if we can help in any way, do not hesitate to reach out! 

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Retail Sales Post Steep Decline

In a sign that the resilient U.S. consumer may be weakening, the retail sales numbers in January fell more than expected, down 0.8%, a decline of 0.2% was forecasted. Consumer spending is a huge part of the U.S. economy, but it seemed to be a welcome sign to the markets, for it could influence the next monetary policy moves by the Federal Reserve. If you would like to discuss how this may impact your overall financial plan, we are here for you. 

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2024 GDP Global Forecasts

With the Federal Reserve still attempting to orchestrate a soft landing for the overall economy, coming out of its latest rate hiking cycle, this week we have a look at the 2024 global GDP forecasts around the world. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. 

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