Financial Tips

Negativity Sounds Sophisticated

Have you ever noticed how negativity sounds sophisticated? This is especially true when talking about investing and the financial markets. Think about it – it’s true. Many investors simply tune out the person always saying, “the market will recover” or “staying invested is the best course.” The optimist investor risks being called a Pollyanna or unsophisticated. Continue reading

Should You Use Fidelity’s BrokerageLink® Option?

If you are one of the 22 million investors with a retirement plan at Fidelity, you may have access to an option within your plan that could dramatically improve the success of your 401k. Fidelity’s BrokerageLink® option is a self-directed brokerage account within the 401k or 403b plan. In this article, you’ll learn what the BrokerageLink® option is and when it may make sense to take advantage of it. 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

Reasons to be Positive (and Rational)

Amidst all the negative news (coronavirus pandemic, market downturn, economic collapse, jobless claims, etc.), there are reasons to be positive. April has been a fantastic month for the stock market – historic really. Yes, we are still well off of our previous highs, but at least we’ve made progress. 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

4 Avoidable Financial Errors for Millennials & Gen X

First off, lets clarify any confusion between the terms Gen X and Millennials. Generation X is currently age 40 to 54 (born between 1965 and 1979). Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are currently age 24 to 39 (born between 1980 and 1995). Continue reading

When a Corporate Trustee Makes Sense

In 2014, Wells Fargo published the findings of a study that focused on how American families communicate about personal finance. They discovered that money is harder for families to talk about than death! Continue reading

New Rules Benefit 529 College Savings Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision to now allow 529 Plans to be used for private elementary and high school expenses, rather than just college related expenses. The new rules are a treat for both parents and grandparents looking for a better way to pay for private educational costs. Continue reading