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Each week we post an original article on a variety of topics. Past topics include: reviewing your investment portfolio, handling the ups and downs of the stock market, and the questions to ask yourself before you retire.
We may even feature some of our clients, or have a fun quiz from time to time. Check back each week for a new post.
Let me guess. You're aching to retire, and you'd be counting the days...if only you knew how many you had left until you could afford to stop working. You punch numbers into your calculator. The answers make no sense but you scribble them down anyway. Maybe they'll...read more
Uncertainty forces a correction The stock market has been pretty volatile lately; much more so than we've seen in quite awhile. The conclusion of the midterm elections failed to soothe investor concerns through much of November. Anxieties include higher interest...read more
In my last article we learned that a portfolio of bonds alone will not be enough for most of us to replace our paycheck once we stop working. But could we use a stock portfolio to get the income we need and have that income increase as the years go by so our...read more
As I promised in my last article in this post we will explore investing in bonds as a tool for creating an income stream for retirement that is both insulated from stock market volatility and able to increase over time so your spending can keep up with inflation....read more
In my last article I promised I would show you some tools and strategies you could use to create an income stream for retirement that is both insulated from stock market volatility and allows your spending to increase so it can keep up with inflation. I'll start by...read more
The stock market had a big drop last week. In fact, it was the biggest decline since April. Lots of people are frightened. But the question is, should you be? A lot of that depends on where you are in your investment life. If you’re a younger person and retirement is...read more
CFP®, CWS®, CFA®, PFS® - there are so many acronyms, but what do they all mean? Have you ever wondered about the education needed, the exam process, or even how your advisor maintains their certifications. By researching the requirements of your financial...read more
I often meet families who created an investment portfolio many, many years ago. And while it seems to have performed great during their pre-retirement years, they are sometimes surprised to learn that those same investments may not serve them well in Retirement. Here...read more
Rolling over your funds for retirement presents a number of opportunities for error. There are plenty of government and IRS regulations to consider, and running afoul of any of them can be expensive in terms of penalties, fees, and even access to your savings. To help...read more
Buy low, sell high. That’s how you make money in the stock market, right? Like most things in life, this simple wisdom gets much more complicated once your boots hit the ground. For example, maybe you “thought” you bought low but now your investments are even...read more