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What Should You Look for in a Financial Advisor?

Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor Certified Financial Planner CFP Estate Planning Estate Planning for Gay Couples Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management November 16, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

What Should You Look for in a Financial Advisor? If you’re serious about securing your financial future, you are likely considering the help of a financial advisor (or are already working with one).  Without that critical relationship, it’s too easy to make mistakes or ignore a blind spot that can derail your plans.  There’s simply too much at stake to go it alone.    But here’s the key:  it has to be the right financial […]

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Financial Planning Opportunities to Prioritize When Changing Jobs

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Investment Planning Legacy Planning Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice RIA October 14, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Financial Planning Opportunities to Prioritize When Changing Jobs They call it the Great Resignation.  With more jobs available than Americans looking to fill them, recent months have presented a unique opportunity for those interested in finding something better. But along with a chance to upgrade your career, changing jobs can also present other financial opportunities.  Because it is a busy time, it can be easy to miss those, which can mean a […]

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Q2 2021 Passionate Investor

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy RIA July 20, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Q2 2021 Passionate Investor Market Review* Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 8.55% (including dividends; +15.25% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index rising 1.82% (-1.60% YTD). Small caps underperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +5.47% (+17.54% YTD). Value outperformed growth […]

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Q1 2021 Passionate Investor

Certified Financial Planner CFP Financial Planner Financial Planning Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments RIA Wealth Management April 28, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Q1 2021 Passionate Investor Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 6.17% (including dividends) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index falling 3.37%. Small caps outperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +12.70%. Value outperformed growth during the quarter (as determined by […]

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Understanding Medicare

Certified Financial Planner CFP Financial Planning Health Benefits Medicare Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management December 8, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

Understanding Medicare Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). With Medicare, you have options in how you get your coverage. Once you enroll, you’ll need to […]

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National Savings Day!

Budgeting Tips Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice RIA Uncategorized October 12, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

National Savings Day! Today is National Savings Day! It is important to make sure you’re maximizing your cash flow so that it works for you. Check out some helpful tips below for ways to help make saving a part of your lifestyle. Review your Cash Flow: Be strategic in the way that you build your […]

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Financial Planning Month

Certified Financial Planner CFP Employee Benefits Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Planning RIA Uncategorized October 1, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

October is Financial Planning Month! While finances are a part of your daily life, there are various elements that people often overlook or don’t consider the financial weight they could carry. Financial Planning Month reminds us to keep our spending in check and prepare our budgets. Take the time this month to review some of […]

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Health Savings Account

Certified Financial Planner Estate Planning Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Strategy Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management September 15, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

About Health Savings Accounts Have you ever considered the potential benefits of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Here is your guide!   A Health savings account is medical savings account with tax advantages for high deductible health plans. Did you know half of older Americans said they don’t know how they will pay […]

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Understanding the Differences between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Investment Advisor Investment Strategy Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management August 6, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

Understanding the Differences between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA If you are considering a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA for retirement savings, it’s important to understand the differences and eligibility limitations for each. The biggest distinction between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA is how and when you get a tax break. Contributions […]

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What to Do If You Have Been Laid Off or Furloughed

Certified Financial Planner Employee Benefits Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planning Financial Services RIA Wealth Management June 8, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

What to Do If You Have Been Laid Off or Furloughed COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions of individuals beyond just their health but to how they provide for their families. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that April unemployment rate spiked to the highest level since the Great Depression. With job security […]

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