Financial Planning

The Bumpy Road to Long-Term Averages

In the investing world, we like to use average annualized returns when discussing the long-term performance of a security or portfolio. It’s certainly not a perfect gauge, but it’s pretty much the best we’ve got. Continue reading

How COVID-19 Impacts Medicare Coverage

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created uncertainty across the nation and world over the last several months. The global health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus have prompted Medicare recipients to wonder how it will impact their coverage. Continue reading

1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter

Enclosed is our 1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter with timely articles on the markets, investing, and financial planning. We hope you find it helpful. Continue reading

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Overview

On Friday, March 27th, the President signed into law a $2.2 trillion-dollar stimulus plan known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. It is the largest stimulus package of its kind and is intended to help combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Continue reading

DFA’s Perspective on Market Volatility

Check out this video (CLICK HERE) from one of our investment partners, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). It helps to put recent market volatility into perspective. It’s a little long, but worth the time. We hope you find it helpful during these trying times. Continue reading

Congress Passes SECURE Act

Congress recently passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, or SECURE Act. The bill marks some of the most significant changes to retirement policy in more than a decade. Continue reading

Taking Stock of 2019, Looking to 2020

We have much to be thankful for this year. Stock markets are riding high as we approach the end of 2019. The S&P 500 has returned nearly 30% with dividends, the MSCI EAFE index of developed markets is up over 21%, and the MSCI Emerging Markets index has gained about 15%. Continue reading

The Value of Automatic Savings

Nick Murray, one of the most prolific scholars in our industry, states in his book Behavioral Investment Counseling that “your family’s financial well-being in later life, and its ability to leave significant legacies to its children, will depend largely on what percentage of its income it manages to save – perhaps the ultimate behavioral variable.” Continue reading

3rd Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Below please find our 3rd Quarter 2019 Newsletter. Enclosed you’ll find articles on the state of the markets, financial planning, and investing. Continue reading