While there is no one-size fits all, avoiding these mistakes is a good start. A lot of 401(k)/403(b) investors end up making the same mistakes when choosing their investments. The results are low returns and unbalanced portfolios. Avoiding these four mistakes is a good start for getting more out of your 401(k)/403(b). There is no… Read More Four Common 401(k) & 403(b) Mistakes to Avoid
Sequence of returns can play a role in the success or failure of your Plan. A thoughtful retirement strategy may help you pursue your many retirement goals. That strategy must consider many factors, and here are just a few: your income needs, the order of your withdrawals from taxable and tax-advantaged retirement accounts, the income… Read More How Market Cycles Can Impact Your Retirement
Reducing your emotions can give you a better chance for investing success Money is always an emotional subject, but often when our emotions get involved with our investments we will make wrong decisions. And that can be a costly mistake. Keeping emotions and investing separate seems almost impossible for many investors. When reacting too quickly… Read More Investing: Keep Emotions & Investing Separate
Lately it seems as if everyone is concerned about a Recession. Investors enjoyed a decade plus of good times, but they’re smart — they know the market runs in cycles, and the good times can’t last forever. The markets have corrected at least -20%…and economic uncertainty remains globally and within this country. Whether you’re still… Read More Afraid of a Recession?
How might it affect you? “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… Read More The Behavioral Gap & Your Financial Health
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
Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds. What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to managing your taxes.… Read More 2020 Financial To-Do List
When you hire a Financial Advisor it’s of utmost importance that you understand who you are hiring and the relationship that you are entering into. There are many different types of Financial Advisors, and each provide different types of services and relationships. One saying that he/she is a Financial Advisor can mean a few different… Read More The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor