Don’t Forget the Tried-and-True Value of Compounding Interest

If you forgot what compounding interest was, let’s refresh. Compounding interest is the process by which the interest earned on an investment is reinvested so that the initial investment grows over time. It may not seem like it, but compounding returns is a powerful tool that can significantly increase the value of an investment over [...]

2023-01-30T13:25:15+00:00January 30th, 2023|Financial Planning, Investing|

Be the Financial Compass for Future Generations

Building towards retirement, you have made many financial decisions. Perhaps you maxed out your credit card on clothes in your early 20s or chose the wrong payment plan for your car loan or home mortgage. Regardless, you’ve navigated many financial obstacles and gained wisdom that can now be passed on to your kids and grandchildren. [...]

2023-01-23T15:03:32+00:00January 17th, 2023|Financial Planning|

3 Factors to Know for Rising Interest Rate Conditions

The 2022 economy has broken multiple records, first, with the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and now, the highest federal reserve interest rates since 2008.[1] In efforts to curb raging inflation, the US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022, reaching a target of 3.75% in November.[2] This rise in the [...]

2023-01-23T15:05:34+00:00December 13th, 2022|Economy, Federal Reserve, Financial Planning, Investing|

What You Need to Know about Index Funds and Mutual Funds

On their surfaces, index funds and mutual funds may seem interchangeable. Both offer diversification of assets and are commonly invested in a basket of stocks that aim to meet a certain investment goal. However, there are many key distinctions that separate an index fund from a mutual fund – distinctions that may be crucial to [...]

2023-01-23T15:06:03+00:00December 6th, 2022|Financial Planning, Investing|

The Value of Opening a Roth IRA at the End of the Year

These days, retirement planning will likely involve Individual Retirement Accounts in one way or another. Whether you’re looking to roll over a 401(k), optimize your withdrawal timing, or take advantage of catch-up contributions, your IRA strategy may be one of the main components of your income strategy. So, let’s talk about the Roth IRA and [...]

2022-12-07T16:36:07+00:00November 28th, 2022|Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Income Planning|

Thinking About Retirement? The Basics of Financial Literacy Are Your North Star

Working towards retirement, you may have a detailed plan on how to manage your finances so that you have enough saved by the time you leave the workforce. With no external income coming in, there will be a new rulebook on how to manage your retirement earnings, expenses, and investments – not just so that [...]

2022-12-07T16:35:46+00:00November 21st, 2022|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Does the 4% Rule Really Work?

During your saving years, your main goal is to accumulate wealth so that you have the resources to achieve a comfortable retirement. But that is just half the battle. How you use your savings to cover your living costs is the real key to living the retirement you dream of. You may have done some [...]

Rediscovering the Value of Yields in Recessions

For decades, the name of the personal finances game has been an asset or equity growth. High-growth tech stocks grew to dominate the market, some of which have grown to be among the largest companies in the world. And if you owned stock in those companies while they made their meteoric rise, your overall wealth [...]

2022-10-24T06:14:52+00:00October 24th, 2022|Investing, Financial Planning, Stock Market|

A Financial Advisor Can Prepare You for A Wintery Market

When the winter season comes around, you’ll likely have to adjust your routines and prepare for the cold. If you’re in colder states, you may be looking to purchase a new winter coat or snow boots, or skiing equipment for your winter holidays. Or you may be restocking your snow salt for what are soon-to-be [...]

2022-09-26T15:22:31+00:00September 26th, 2022|Financial Planning, Stock Market|

5 Key Components to the Retirement Bucket Strategy

Saving for retirement is a long-term endeavor. It’s not about finding the next hottest stock or trying to get rich quickly. It requires a different perspective on your wealth and income that accounts for your needs in different stages of your life, from the beginning of your working years through your retirement. These five key [...]

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