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 [...]

2022-11-28T19:26:15+00:00November 28th, 2022|Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Income Planning|

Can You Turn Investment Losses Into Tax Gains?

When markets take a spill, especially when it comes to your retirement investments, it’s harder to find ways to meet your financial goals. If you were relying on IRA or 401(k) withdrawals to cover your expenses, doing so when markets are down would decrease the lifespan of your savings. And if you’re nearing retirement, market [...]

2022-11-07T20:43:56+00:00November 7th, 2022|Investing, Stock Market, Taxes & Tax 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|

5 Unique Risks for the Affluent Investor

You may think that as a high-net-worth individual, or even a millionaire next door, you may have an easy road ahead in maintaining your wealth. But a greater amount of wealth to protect introduces unique challenges that are specific to the size of what they have to protect. Although many investing and wealth-preservation principles apply [...]

2022-10-10T14:37:16+00:00October 10th, 2022|Investing, Stock Market|

What Volatility Truly Means

Nowadays, the word “volatility” seems thrown around more than ever. Usually, when it comes to financial talk, “volatility” is used to describe a downward trend. But that’s not what volatility really means! Volatility is technically referring to large up and down swings in the market over short periods of time. It doesn’t just mean a [...]

2022-09-19T14:25:59+00:00September 19th, 2022|Stock Market, Investing|

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 [...]

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Your Finances

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have major economic consequences around the world, including here in America.  After a tumultuous two years during the pandemic, the global economy faces new threats as a result of this conflict – spiking energy prices and inflation, supply chain disruptions, and market volatility. Our team of financial professionals constructs financial [...]

2022-03-01T08:57:47+00:00March 1st, 2022|Economy, Investing, Stock Market|
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