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Mutual Funds, ETFs or Stocks?

Financial Advice Financial Planning Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments Registered Investment Advisor June 23, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Are Mutual Funds Always a Better Choice Than Individual Stocks?  Over the past few decades, mutual funds, along with their newer cousin, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), have ballooned in popularity.  These financial tools provide convenience:  you can diversify your investments in one fell swoop, so you are less subject to loss if any one company fails.   Mutual funds can also help you buy an entire index or industry group quickly and […]

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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

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 the S&P 1500 broad […]

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The Passionate Investor Q4 2020

Financial Services Investment Advice Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments January 19, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 12.15% (including dividends; +18.40% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index increasing 0.67% (+7.51% YTD). Small caps outperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +31.37% (+19.86% YTD). Value outperformed Growth during the quarter but underperformed over […]

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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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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 apart of your daily life, there are various elements that people often overlook or don’t consider the financial weight they could carry. Take the time this month to review some of the key aspects to your financial picture, especially those that you may revisit regularly.   Questions and […]

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Quarantined at Home?

Budgeting Tips Certified Financial Planner CFP Estate Planning Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Advice Investment Planning Recession Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management April 6, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

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 can do to be productive? Check out some things […]

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How to Conquer your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Services Investment Planning Investments Registered Investment Advisor Tax Planning December 30, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

2020 has arrived and with that we enter a new decade with new goals and new priorities. Now like some of us, your New Year’s resolution may be the same each year. If this is the case, it turns out that this year you might actually accomplish it. While research studies show that half of […]

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Things to Look for When Buying a Retirement Home

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advisor Financial Planner Investment Advice Investment Planning Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice Retirement Planning June 4, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Retirees enjoy the freedom to move wherever they desire without a job or young family tying them down to their current location. Retirees often move during retirement, with a decent portion moving out of state. However, there are many things to consider before you book those movers and sell your house. Before selecting your dream […]

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How Investing in your Health can lead to Greater Wealth

Financial Planning Health Benefits Investment Planning RIA Wealth Management March 27, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Our generations are fortunate enough to be educated on what to eat, what to avoid and know the importance of exercise and staying active. These are all actions to help us live longer. At the same time, advances in medicine to help extend our lives are being made. So, what does this have to do […]

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