November 11, 2019

What are you thankful for this holiday season? Family and friends? A few days off work? Perhaps your health? Good fortune in your career? You may have many blessings for which you’re thankful.

Many of our blessings and fortunate circumstances are determined by choices w...

November 11, 2019

Volatility and risk. When it comes to investing, those two terms mean the same thing, right? Not exactly. While volatility and risk can both refer to market downturns, they don’t have the exact same meaning. Understanding the difference between volatility and risk can...

October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again … Halloween is here. It’s time to stock up on candy, carve your pumpkin, and find the perfect costume. Soon, scary movies will be on television and you’ll have little ghouls and goblins showing up at your door for trick-or-treating.

This may...

October 15, 2019

Fourth Quarter Planning Checklist

It’s hard to believe the year is almost over, but October is already upon us. Soon the holidays will be here and then we will flip the calendar to 2020.

These last few months are also your last opportunity to make important financial dec...

September 16, 2019

Are you preparing to retire? If so, this is probably an exciting time. You’ve worked and saved your entire career to get to this point. Very soon, you’ll be able to spend your time as you wish, without the constraints of career and work.

While retirement is a major acco...

September 12, 2019

Fall is here. Ok, it’s not actually official until September 22. However, the unofficial start of fall arrived in late August. Starbucks added pumpkin spice drinks to their menu. For many, that’s a surefire sign that cooler weather, football, and fall bonfires are righ...

August 21, 2019

Who handles the money in your household? If your home is like most, it depends on the kind of financial planning involved. A new study from UBS found that 85 percent of married women handle the day-to-day financial management in their household. However, the same surve...

August 9, 2019

The world has changed significantly in the past few decades. Thirty years ago, there weren’t cell phones. Computers weren’t widely owned. There was no Uber or Airbnb. Social media was unheard of and virtual reality was the stuff of science fiction.

The world changes qui...

July 18, 2019

In an ideal world, you could save money and prepare for retirement without any risks or threats. Unfortunately, risk is a natural part of any financial strategy. There are a wide range of risks that could potentially derail your plan. Medical emergencies, disability, j...

July 5, 2019

Fireworks, parades, and pool parties. That’s what comes to mind for most people when they think about the Fourth of July. The holiday is a great midpoint in the summer to enjoy a couple days off work and celebrate with friends and family.

Amid the festivities, it’s easy...

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