Broker Check

Blog

Friday, February 16, 2024

Sir John Templeton once said, "The four most expensive words in investing are: ‘This time it’s different."1 And normally, I would agree. But it seems like the phrase, "This time it’s different," may actually apply to...

Thursday, January 25, 2024

5 Ways to Boost Financial Wellness in 2024 Similar to your physical and mental health, your financial well-being can benefit from incorporating healthy habits as you seek to head off challenges and remain on track toward your goals....

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Will January headline risk lead to more Volatility?

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service has released new limits for the coming year. After months of high inflation and financial uncertainty, some of these cost-of-living-based adjustments have reached near-record levels. Individual Retirement...

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Social Security Administration has announced a 3.2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2024. This adjustment means the average Social Security retiree beneficiary will see their monthly check increase by about $57 to $1,849,...

Show All

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

You’re invited to an exclusive conversation with Jeremy Siegel, professor, writer, Senior Economist with Wisdom Tree, and renowned expert on the economy and financial markets. Siegel’s research on the superior value of...

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Why is August a volatile month? One simple reason: many people are on vacation. And when people are out of the office, the financial markets often see less trading, which can cause big price swings following news events. The Fitch...

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Investing can feel like being on a soccer field facing penalty kicks – exhilarating, nerve-wracking, and uncertain. Just like soccer goalies, investors encounter moments of volatility that may tempt them to make impulsive moves.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Everyone has a Risk Number whether they know it or not. Your tolerance for market volatility is unique. We use a risk assessment built upon a Nobel Prize-winning framework, and you can do it yourself in just a few minutes. It’s...

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

One of my favorite Warren Buffett quotes is, “Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.”What he’s suggesting is that stock prices can sometimes swing wildly from day to day in response to even minor news....

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Are You Using Your Lossesto Your Advantage?What is tax-loss harvesting?Tax-loss harvesting is a strategy that helps you reduce the taxes you owe on the capital gains from one investment with the capital losses from a different...

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The December inflation report had some encouraging news. It showed that consumer prices trended lower for the month, but more importantly, it confirmed that overall prices have been trending lower for the past six months.Now the ball...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

If you’ve felt like stock prices were a little more volatile in 2022 than in recent years, your “spidey senses” are right on the money.The S&P 500 has posted 81 daily moves of at least 1% through August. Of those...

Monday, May 16, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Monday, December 13, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There are a lot of questions about President Biden’s Build Back Better plan and potential tax law changes, including an adjustment to capital gains taxes.One of the proposals Congress is considering sets the top rate for taxing...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CHANGE YOUR BENEFICIARIES Even after your estate planning is complete, it's important to keep your beneficiaries updated and change them as necessary. Updating your beneficiaries listed throughout your estate plan can help ensure no...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

HSA vs PPO Open enrollment is coming up soon, and it's important to know about all your insurance plan options before deciding which one is right for you. Two options you could have are a Health Savings Account plan (HSA) and a...

Monday, October 4, 2021

5 WAYS TO DEFEND AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT You've probably heard about identity theft, but you may not know what it is or how to protect against it.First, let's talk about what identity theft is. Identity theft occurs when someone steals...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Your workplace retirement account can play a critical role in your overall retirement strategy. However, some have gone further with the accounts than others, especially recently.CNBC reported on findings that place 401(k) accounts at...

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Have you ever heard the Wall Street expression, "markets climb a wall of worry?"It's the idea that financial markets are constantly on edge. Traders fret about how long a market rally can continue before it runs into trouble. Worry...

Friday, August 13, 2021

1. Tax-Free WithdrawalsMoney that goes into a Roth IRA is after-tax dollars. Because you've already paid taxes on that money, once it is withdrawn, it comes out tax-free. There are some restrictions on those withdrawals if you want to...

Friday, July 30, 2021

For many retirees, long-term care insurance can offer a helpful safety net for protecting retirement income in the event of a serious illness or incapacitation. Clients often have concerns when it comes time to plan, like not...

Monday, July 26, 2021

The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients.It's now projected that benefits will increase 6.1% in 2022, up from the 4.7% forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1...

Thursday, July 15, 2021

With June officially behind us, it’s time to face the facts: we’re headed toward the second half of 2021. While there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer, we encourage you to slow down and check up on...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The real rate of return is an important personal finance concept to understand.It’s the rate of return on your investments after inflation. The real rate of return indicates whether you are gaining or losing purchasing power...

Monday, June 21, 2021

Just because Social Security may exist when you start to draw benefits doesn’t mean it can be your exclusive retirement income source. How much you’ll spend during retirement will depend on a host of factors—the...

Thursday, June 17, 2021

For many retirees, long-term care insurance can offer a helpful safety net for protecting retirement income in the event of a serious illness or incapacitation. Clients often have concerns when it comes time to plan, like not...

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Try these 5 strategies to gain financial health. Being financially healthy looks different for everyone and every life stage. But what almost everyone can agree on are the benefits of creating positive habits to improve the health of...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

It’s no secret that college tuition is on the rise. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education predicts that by 2030 that annual public tuition will be around $44,000, which means that a four-year degree will cost around $205,000...