What Should You Look for in a Financial Advisor?
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 […]Continue reading ›
Q1 2021 Passionate Investor
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 […]Continue reading ›
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 […]Continue reading ›
Financial Planning Month
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 […]Continue reading ›
Quarantined at Home?
Quarantined at Home? Financial Tasks to do During Quarantine: We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, you are likely spending more time than ever at home now. With money at the top of mind for many during this time, you may be wondering what you […]Continue reading ›
How to Cope with Quarantine
How to Cope with Quarantine During these extraordinary times, we understand that it can be difficult to not spend your time worrying and bored. Many people are now spending the majority of their time at home bored and looking for activities to do – so what can you do with all this new time on […]Continue reading ›
Coronavirus and the Markets
Coronavirus and the Markets We hope you’re healthy and holding up well with the news regarding the markets and the coronavirus. Much of the panic in the news and markets comes from the fact that nobody knows how bad the coronavirus will be. Unfortunately, when the markets are nervous, they tend to go down quickly. […]Continue reading ›
Aging at Home as Part of a Village
Aging at Home as Part of a Village The Baby Boomer population is aging which means .retirement is on the horizon. Many are giving more thought to where they will be living during retirement years, accessibility to medical care, and social circles. Many seniors preferring to “age at home” rather than a typical nursing facility. […]Continue reading ›
What the SECURE Act Means for You
What the SECURE Act Means for You As of January 1, 2020, many changes from The SECURE Act will become effective. Some of the more notable changes that could impact your financial future involve the following: Major Changes by New Law: Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Start at 72, not 70 ½ Traditional IRA Contributions After […]Continue reading ›
Where is Your Paycheck Going?
Spending Trends Let’s take a deeper look into where the average American’s income goes and how much is left to save, invest and pay down debt. How do your spending habits compare? 78% of Americans state that they are living paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet. 75% of workers say that they are […]Continue reading ›