Closing the Behavior Gap: Building a Bridge Between Investing & Financial Planning

“It turns out my job was not to find great investments but to help create great investors,” writes Carl Richards, author of “The Behavior Gap.” From increasing our budget mindfulness to taking a steadier approach to investing, Richards has drawn attention to how our unexamined behaviors and emotions can be to our detriment when it… Read More Closing the Behavior Gap: Building a Bridge Between Investing & Financial Planning

2023 Financial Planning: Your Key To-Do List for the New Year

Are you prepared for 2023? From soaring inflation and rising interest rates to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and war in Ukraine, we can expect the economic landscape to remain predictably unpredictable for the foreseeable future. And Mr. Market doesn’t like it when it’s foggy. While there’s not much we can do to influence the… Read More 2023 Financial Planning: Your Key To-Do List for the New Year

Being smart & affluent doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be wealthy…

Perception, hesitation, & poor decisions are factors.  Why do some people let their potential for lifetime wealth slip away? Some people are better off economically at 30 or 40 than they are at 50 or 60. In some cases, fate deals them a bad hand. In other cases, bad decisions and inaction are to blame.… Read More Being smart & affluent doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be wealthy…

How a Financial Plan Helps You Endure Market Volatility

Your portfolio may be designed to give you the best chance of achieving your financialgoals. Unfortunately, the market doesn’t care about your risk tolerance or your goals. The Market Has a Mind of Its Own A key characteristic of a well-designed financial plan is the consideration of market volatility— and for good reason. For example,… Read More How a Financial Plan Helps You Endure Market Volatility