Fed Says It Won't Raise Interest Rates for Now

10/09/15 The Federal Reserve announced in mid-September that it will postpone increasing interest rates for now, opting to keep rates near zero awhile longer. The Fed’s chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said, however, that interest rates are still expected...

Are Target Date Funds Right for Your Retirement Portfolio?

9/25/15 Target date funds were first designed in the early 1990s specifically with the simple retirement planners’ needs in mind. Target date funds are basic collective investment funds that become increasingly conservative as an investor’s target...

American retirement savings trends

8/28/15 Recent study reveals highs and lows of American retirement savings trends A recent Fidelity report revealed the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to Americans saving for retirement today.  While some areas of retirement savings look...

Should I pay off my mortgage before entering retirement?

8/20/2015 At some point in your life, you might have heard that some debt is, in fact, “good” debt. A home mortgage, for example, is a type of debt that can be advantageous to have on your balance sheet under certain circumstances, particularly when...

The backdoor to a Roth IRA is still open…for now

The backdoor to a Roth IRA is still open…for now 08/13/15 The Roth IRA was revolutionary when it became available nearly two decades ago. That’s because retirement accounts traditionally have been a method of deferring taxable income, with eventual...

How Does Greece’s Debt Crisis Impact Average Investors?

How Does Greece’s Debt Crisis Impact Average Investors? When Greece’s debt crisis reached its peak several years ago, many feared that the repercussions of Greece missing its debt payments and the possibility of it exiting the Eurozone would fare...

How should freelance workers save for retirement?

How should freelance workers save for retirement? More and more Americans are saying that the freelance life is the life for them. A whopping 53 million Americans consider themselves to be full-time freelancers – an all-time high. With the...

New poll finds that many adults are flying blind into retirement

New poll finds that many adults are flying blind into retirement According to a new survey by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, more than half of all U.S. adults have never spoken with a financial advisor to ensure they are saving enough to...

Timeless Tips on Tax-Wise Investing Part II: You and Your Tax-Wise Team

Timeless Tips on Tax-Wise Investing Part II: You and Your Tax-Wise Team   In Part I of our series on Tax-Wise Investing, “You and Your Investments,” we explored how to engage in year-round tax-wise investing by adopting your own best practices as...

Timeless Tips on Tax-Wise Investing Part I: You and Your Investments

Timeless Tips on Tax-Wise Investing Part I: You and Your Investments   While “tax season” may imply that there is an optimal time to think about your income taxes, the best way to minimize your annual “pay-triotic duty” is to engage in year-round...

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Giving Thanks and Making an Impact

11/26/19 As you gather around the table with loved ones on Thanksgiving and talk about what you are thankful for, do you sometimes wonder how you might share your abundance in the most impactful way?  Does your family have a charitable mission...

More Frightening than Halloween

10/22/19 As the leaves begin to turn and fall is in the air, there is another change that seems to be a common occurrence...this is also the time of year when many couples decide to divorce.  While we hope you never have to experience this life...

The Flat-Out Truth

What is a yield curve, and why are stock investors interested in its shape? 8/20/19 A yield curve gives a snapshot of how yields vary across bonds of similar credit quality, but different maturities, at a specific point in time. For example, the US...

Wealth and Health

2/8/19 A Four Part Series for Multigenerational Investors on the Relationship Between Your Health and Your Wealth Chapter 1 – More of BOTH is Better! “Early to bed and early to rise keeps a man healthy, wealthy and wise”    Ben Franklin   “...

An Evidence-Based Approach to Sustainable Investing

7/19/18 Part I: Setting the Sustainable Stage                              If there’s one trait most of us share, it’s a desire to make the world a better place. No wonder there’s so much interest in sustainable investing. Who wouldn’t want to try...