Financial security does not depend on how much money you earn or how much money you have, it depends on whether or not you are in control of your money.

Control your money today, and control your destiny tomorrow.

There’s nothing more worrisome than being unsure about your financial security. I’d like to offer you an opportunity to create a new future, not based on fear, frustration, and uncertainty but based on sound financial principles.

My mission is to break down all of that confusing terminology and conflicting advice into simple, manageable pieces. With over two decades of experience I’m confident I can guide you through the clutter. Instead of drifting into the unknown, we can plot a new course based on realistic expectations and create strategies that can help achieve your goals.We will work together and you’ll probably find that personal finance is a lot less complicated than you thought.

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Jennifer Blake Karaczen

NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
63 West Main Street, Suite O
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - February 13, 2018

• Economy “Still Strong” - According to New York Fed President William Dudley, the economy is “likely to continue to grow above its normal pace”.

• Oil Prices Falling - Oil prices fell 10% this week, dropping below $60 a barrel for the first time in 2018.

• Stock Market Up - Wall Street’s main indexes rose for a second day today, fueled by gains in technology and financial stocks.

Financial and Economic Brief - February 7, 2018

• December Trade Deficit Increased - The U.S. trade deficit increased 5.3% to $53.1 billion, the highest level since October 2008.

• Machines Making Trading Decisions - Wall Street's recent 1,175 drop wasn’t driven by nervous portfolio managers or any other human traders.

• UK Single Market Access in Question - The European Union (EU) wants the power to restrict UK access to the single market during a transition period after Britain leaves the bloc, if it violates agreed upon rules.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 30, 2018

• Increase in Spending, Decrease in Savings - U.S. consumer spending rose 0.4% in December as demand for goods and services increased, but savings dropped to a 10-year low.

• Dr. Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain Merger - Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain plan to merge in a deal that creates a beverage giant, with roughly $11 billion in pro forma combined.

• Wall Street Down at Opening - Wall Street fell on Monday from record levels last week, weighed down by a 1.42% drop in Apple shares after a report said it would make fewer iPhone Xs.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 23, 2018

• Global Growth Forecasts - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 higher by 0.2 percentage points to 3.9%.

• Q4 2017 Growth - Economists say that the economy “quite possibly” grew at a better than 3% annual pace in Q4, as it did in the both Q2 and Q3.

• Stocks Stay Even - World stocks and U.S. bond markets “shrugged off” a government shutdown in Washington, the dollar fell near three-year lows, and the euro resumed its strong start in 2018.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 16, 2018

• Strong Holiday Sales - According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales rose 5.5% compared to last year, marking the largest jump since the end of the Great Recession.

• Wells Fargo Shares Lower - Shares of Wells Fargo fell after reporting a mixed performance for Q4 2017. They reported revenue of $22.05 billion, which was below the $22.64 billion forecast of financial analysts.

• Consumer Prices Increase - U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December at 0.3%, on gains in the cost of rental accommodations and healthcare.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 9, 2018

• Service Sector Growth Slows - Growth in non-manufacturing economic activity continued to fall in December, after dropping more than expected in November.

• GoPro Cutting 20% of Staff - GoPro is shutting down its drone business and cutting 20% of its staff after “weak demand” for its products.

• S&P, Dow Trade Lower on Monday - The S&P 500 and the Dow were trading lower on Monday, as losses in healthcare and financial stocks hindered Wall Street’s strongest start to a year in a decade.