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Is recent stock market volatility bugging you?
Do you wince with every headline announcing Greece’s demise, China’s bubble(s), the Federal Reserve’s indecision or the Dow’s down day?
Do you sneak a peak at your portfolio’s performance more than quarterly (or... Read More
As a couple that happens to both be financial planners, we are often asked by acquaintances at the grocery store or while picking up the kids from activities a variety of financial questions that run the gamut from budgeting, college planning, estate planning, investing tips, and on and on. ... Read More
“Wow, those guys must be millionaires!” I can... Read More
Much has been written about the risks that rising interest rates pose to fixed income portfolios. However, much of this analysis has been simplistic or focused on historical periods, which are of little relevance in today’s environment of ultra-low nominal rates. On the simplistic side, market... Read More
When a partner passes away or becomes debilitated, it is emotionally shattering. If your loved one runs the household or handles finances and investments and doesn’t have records or written instructions, it can be devastating.
According to a Harvard Medical School publication, “Coping... Read More
Investors’ behavior can be heavily influenced by their experiences. For example, the financial crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression permanently shattered many investors’ belief in buying stocks. A whole cohort of potential investors stayed away from equities for a very long time, if... Read More
Most Baby Boomers are ill-prepared for retirement, which may be the most significant life transition they have ever made. And most who have done some planning have focused almost exclusively on the financial aspects. Although financial security is important, it is but one of the 10 key factors... Read More