Six Things You Need to Know About the College Admission Process

The college admission scandal that hit the press recently generated a tremendous amount of outrage, as well as endless questions about the entire college process.
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Consider This When “Treating Yourself”

There is a lot of advice out there that suggests what you should do with a financial windfall. Extra money could come from a tax refund, a workplace bonus, or an inheritance.
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The Slipping Reality of Home Ownership

Home ownership has long been part of the American Dream, but it’s become an unattainable luxury for a growing number of Americans.
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Quarterly Market Review First Quarter 2019

Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities.

Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of...
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Quarterly Market Review Fourth Quarter 2018

As 2019 approaches, and with US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their portfolios.

For the five-year period ending October 31, 2018, the S&P 500 Index had an annualized...
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Comments on Recent Market Volatility

Elevated stock market volatility, as we have seen the past two months, brings gloomy headlines and may elicit fear in some investors. Since the beginning of October, the U.S. stock market (Russell 3000 Total Return Index) has gone from being up nearly 11% for the year to up just 2% as of December...
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A Year After Tax Reform: Using Roth Conversions Strategically

Following a turbulent end to 2018, financial markets are off to a fast start in 2019.  The U.S. stock market has recouped its December losses with both large and small company stocks making sizeable gains. Foreign stocks rose over 10% in the first quarter but are still clawing their way back from a lackluster 2018.  Quietly, bonds had a stellar quarter (considering the low interest rate environment of the last decade), notching their highest quarterly return since early 2016.  
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Barron’s listed Dale Yahnke in "2019 Top 1200 Financial Advisors”

Dale Yahnke, CFA, CFP®, and co-founder of Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors, has been ranked #17 on Barron’s “2019 Top Advisor Rankings: California.” The list is part of a Barron’s report which ranks the nation’s top advisors by state.
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Dale Yahnke Ranked #27 on Barron’s "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” for 2018

We are proud to announce that Dale Yahnke, CFA, CFP®, and co-founder of Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, has been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors.
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Dowling & Yahnke Recognized by Schwab Advisor Services with 2018 SOLUTIONS® Operational Excellence Award

San Diego – August 21, 2018:   Dowling & Yahnke was honored by Schwab Advisor Services as one of three firms in the nation to receive the 2018 SOLUTIONS® Operational Excellence Award. Dowling & Yahnke was recognized for enhancing and modernizing the client experience, providing innovation regarding fraud protection including cybersecurity, and increasing its overall operational productivity and efficiency.
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Seven Ways to Keep Your Data Safe Online

Identity theft and cyber fraud are becoming increasingly prevalent.  Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.

1. Establish strong passwords

The best practice is to use a longer passphrase that incorporates numbers rather than a single...
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Best Practices for Online Security

Technology is always evolving, and keeping up with security advice can be confusing. The guidance on securing your digital world can appear complex and overwhelming. While the details of how to stay secure may change over time, there are fundamental things you can always do to protect yourself....
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What to Do If Your Email Is Hacked

A hacked e-mail account is more than an annoyance - it can lead to identity theft and financial losses. If a compromise occurs, it is vital to take these timely steps. While we encourage working with a computer professional to evaluate and correct shortcomings, below is a list of corrective and...
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