Event + Reaction = Outcome

Jack Cranefield (author of The Success Principles) believes that highly successful people are particularly capable of influencing outcomes by controlling their own reactions to events, rather than controlling the events themselves. And I think he’s on to something! Read More

Captain Obvious

So, here we are just barely 7 weeks into the new year and stocks have been on fire. Some of our all-equity portfolios are up over +13% year-to-date. The S&P 500 is up almost 11% thus far. At the risk of sounding like “Captain Obvious”, I’m going to say this trajectory of returns is probably unsustainable throughout 2019. Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment – Coming Soon!

We are quickly approaching the annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare. Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th. It is an important time to review both your current Medicare Part B supplement plan (i.e. “Medigap”) and Part D prescription drug coverage. Read More

Money Market Funds Attractive Again

For the better part of a decade, money market funds have simply not been attractive to investors at all. These cash funds maintain a $1/share price and provide daily liquidity. Historically, investors have used them as a reserve for living expenses, emergency funds, short-term needs, etc. Read More

Social Security Part 4: Taxation of Benefits

Thus far in our Social Security blog series, we have covered the basics of how retirement benefits are calculated and how individuals become eligible for Social Security. We have also discussed benefits available for spouses, surviving spouses, and family members. Read More

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