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Q1 2022 Passionate Investor

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Investment Advisor Investment Strategy Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management April 29, 2022 Author: Woody Derricks

Q4 2021 Market Review and Commentary  Market Review* Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-incom e markets with the S&P 500 falling 4.60% (including dividends) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index falling 5.93%. Small caps underperformed large cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small cap stock index returned -7.53%. Value outperformed Growth during […]

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Retirement Planning: Our Best Tips for Finding Your “Forever” Home

Financial Advisor Financial Planner Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning Wealth Management March 7, 2022 Author: Woody Derricks

Retirement Planning: Our Best Tips for Finding Your “Forever” Home What comes to mind when you hear the term retirement planning?  Probably determining how you will pay for your final decades on the planet.  What is not often discussed is where you’re going to live those decades out.  But this is arguably almost as important […]

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Financial Planning Rules of Thumb: Do These Old Guidelines Actually Work?

Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management February 10, 2022 Author: Woody Derricks

Financial Planning Rules of Thumb:  Do These Old Guidelines Actually Work? The money world is full of financial planning “rules of thumb” that are supposed to make retirement planning easier.  You’ve probably heard of some of these: The 4% Rule for withdrawing from your retirement nest egg The 60/40 Rule for splitting investments between stocks […]

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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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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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Long-Term Care Planning Facts

Insurance Policies Investments Long Term Care Retirement Planning Wealth Management November 30, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

Top 10 Facts to Know About Long-Term Care Planning! November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an event recognized by Congress and a number of States. To mark the occasion, here are 10 interesting facts shared by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. # 1 – Americans are living longer, in large part due […]

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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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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

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 […]

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Congress Passed a Stimulus Package – Now What?

Budgeting Tips Certified Financial Planner Employee Benefits Financial Advisor Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Advice Medicare Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning March 27, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

Congress Passed a Stimulus Package – Now What? We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, and it can be overwhelming trying to understand the impact of COVID and the actions being taken as a response. Congress recently had a unanimous vote to pass a historic $2 trillion stimulus package called the Coronavirus […]

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