Quick Takes on Investing in Today’s Market

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June 21, 2019

Bursting Asset Value Illusions Before It’s Too Late

Know which assets will serve you best in your retirement future.
June 7, 2019

4 Actions to Take If You’re Retiring in 2020

Recent headlines have added volatility to the markets. As an investor and retirement saver, how much will this turmoil matter to you in the long run?
May 30, 2019

Keep Calm, Stay Invested

Recent headlines have added volatility to the markets. As an investor and retirement saver, how much will this turmoil matter to you in the long run?
May 23, 2019

Is Your Company’s 401(k) Plan as Good as It Could Be?

Some small businesses may not be prepared to benchmark processes and continuously look for and reject unacceptable investments and those associated fees.
May 16, 2019

Step-Up CDs

When interest rates start to climb, will these be the CDs to own? Step-up certificates of deposit (also called rising-rate CDs) are fixed-income investments with a bit of wiggle room.
May 9, 2019

Asset Protection at a Glance

Plain and simple, asset protection planning is complex and requires the assistance of expert tax and legal counsel. In this litigious society, where it is not uncommon for citizens to sue each other over the most trivial of issues, people are rightly concerned with becoming the target of […]
May 1, 2019

Understanding the Basics of Economic Forecasting

When weather forecasts are inaccurate, we can usually change our plans with little consequence in the greater scheme of things. When economic forecasts are inaccurate, however, the consequences may be more significant. While making financial decisions does involve some guesswork, an educated guess—even with elements of uncertainty—may be better than making a decision with no forecast at all.
April 24, 2019

Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk

If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management is generally a bad idea for the retail investor for myriad reasons.
September 27, 2018
Debunking a Few Popular Retirement Myths

Debunking a Few Popular Retirement Myths

Debunking a Few Popular Retirement Myths It seems high time to dispel some of these misconceptions. Some have been around for decades, and some new clichés have recently joined their ranks. Let’s examine a few.   “When I’m retired, I won’t really have to invest anymore.” Society still […]
June 12, 2018

Are Second Mortgages Still a Good Idea After the Tax Changes?

Are Second Mortgages Still a Good Idea? If you’ve been looking into a second mortgage, there’s a good chance you’ve received outdated advice. That’s because the tax changes effective beginning in 2018 eliminate some deductions for second mortgage interest and make second mortgages less attractive in some situations. […]
June 5, 2018

Can Socially Responsible Investing Be Both Good and Profitable?

Is a “Socially Conscious” Portfolio Sustainable? Is it possible to make money as a company or an investor and at the same time be environmentally, socially and corporately responsible? While the bottom line still reigns supreme, the idea of investors taking a negative screen of their portfolio is becoming […]
May 30, 2018

Security Concerns When Storing Data in the Cloud

How secure is your data when it’s stored in the cloud?   As cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern. Companies and schools have been increasing their use of services like Google Drive for some time, and lots of individual users also store files […]