You may already be aware of the importance of having enough life insurance coverage to handle financial matters that could affect your family in the event of your death. However, determining the appropriate amount of coverage for your family can be complicated. Rather than using an arbitrary formula, such as having enough coverage to equal… Read More Life Insurance: How Much is Enough?
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
THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH A CFP® PROFESSIONAL The first step in a financial planning engagement is to do a thorough review to assess where you stand and then work with you to develop your personal financial goals. From there, together we make a plan designed to reach your financial goals, guide you through it… Read More The Financial Planning Process
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?
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 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