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Investors have great year

2014 was a great year for investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down Wednesday to close the year below the 18-thousand mark that it hit for the first time last week.

Another good sign for the economy, Wells Fargo financial advisor Vic Sullivan said corporate earnings are improving and he sees even better things coming for investors next year.

“Our outlook particularly on the market are still based on the fact that stocks are not trading an exceptional high evaluation like we've seen off and on through the years,” said Vic Sullivan, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor

The Dow Jones gained 7 percent in 2014.

The S & P 500 closed up 11 percent and the NASDAQ gained 13 percent this year.

Now on what you you should do to boost your finances in 2015.

First, don't wait to save and invest . Start now.

Make sure you have a long term plan.

If your employer offers a 401-K plan, take advantage of it.

Live below your means.

And make sure your portfolio has a broad range of investments.

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