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The Passionate Investor Q3 2020

Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments RIA Uncategorized October 29, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 8.93% (including dividends; -5.57% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index increasing 0.62% (+6.79% YTD). Small caps underperformed large cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small cap stock index returned +4.93% (-8.69% YTD). Value outperformed growth during the […]

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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

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. Contact us to learn more about how we help clients evaluate their savings options and if a Roth conversion might make sense for them.     Questions and Consultations If you […]

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Meet Our Summer 2020 Interns!

Financial Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management RIA Wealth Management June 5, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

  Help Us Welcome Our Interns We’re excited to announce that we’ll have two interns working for us this summer. Luke will be working on Mondays and Tuesdays and Bailey will be working on Thursdays and Fridays.     Bailey Schwab   Education   Bailey is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Applied Mathematics & […]

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What the SECURE Act Means for You

CFP Financial Advice Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Investment Advisor Kids Financial Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Tax Planning Wealth Management December 30, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

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 70 1/2 Inherited Retirement Accounts Adoption/ Birth […]

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How to use Artificial Intelligence During your Job Search

CFP Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Investment Advisor Registered Investment Advisor July 2, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Recruiting has drastically changed over the last few years. Employers today are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to sort through resumes for each job opening. AI allows companies to instantly search through the resumes to find the applicants that best match what they are seeking. While this is great for companies, a lot of qualified […]

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The Importance of Spring Cleaning your Living Spaces and your Wallet

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Investment Advisor Retirement Planning Wealth Management April 25, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Spring cleaning is a time where you tackle onerous tasks and projects like purging your closet, power-washing the house, or sorting through the pantry. But spring cleaning should go beyond just your living spaces as your finances can likely use some of that narrowed in attention as well. There are several ways you can review […]

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Tips to Survive Market Volatility

Financial Advice Financial Advisor Investment Advice Investment Advisor June 5, 2018 Author: Woody Derricks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 26,616.71 on January 26, 2018, an all-time record that has not been surpassed. Since then, the market has shown investors that volatility is back – and may be around to stay – this year. The unpredictability may seem long overdue for those who have been in the […]

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Life Insurance Basics

insurance policies Investment Advisor Life Insurance November 17, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

Life insurance is a very competitive industry, and because of this, there are many choices when it comes to getting the coverage that you need. It is important not to get lost in the jargon, though; not all policies are the same, and the details are often hidden within the fine print. Before you make […]

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Tips for Choosing Employee Benefits, Part 2: Same Sex Couples

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples Investment Advisor September 28, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

When you are deciding whether or not to walk down the aisle, you may want to take employee benefits into consideration. Some companies recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships when it comes to perks such as employer-sponsored health insurance, but others do not. To ensure that you are taking advantage of everything your employer has […]

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