Smart investors know that trying to time the market is often a losing game. Instead, you plan ahead and invest in such a way as to minimize risk and maximize your returns. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, dollar-cost averaging could be beneficial.
While a will is a far more complicated document than a note, leaving a will for your family is not only a considerate move on your part; it may prevent your family from dealing with several hurdles and complications after your eventual passing. It’s a good idea to think carefully about making a plan for you and your estate when you die.
Living trusts are created with a clearly defined objective: to avoid probate. Misconceptions about living trusts have spread to the point where people think trusts can accomplish much more than they are designed to. But if you are worried about your will being contested or your heirs fighting over your assets, a revocable living trust may be your best option.
I have had many clients not realize their social security could be taxable.
So when you are talking to your advisor about retirement planning, make sure you consider the taxation on all your money. This is why it's so important to have different buckets of money that is taxed differently.
Here is the formula to help figure out how much of your Social Security could be taxable.
One of the common questions I get from an ND is how to start a retirement plan for themselves and their employees, and which one to choose.
There are many types of plans out there and so it can be confusing or overwhelming to make a choice. This can then cause no choice to be made.
A lot of times we think of Financial Success as coming from a long period of high rate of return.
The problem with this is, life doesn't happen the way we planned. Many problems and opportunities arrive that we are not properly prepared for.
I have designed hundreds of Financial Plans. Most of these plans are built around having different buckets of money. This article will explain those.
Unfortunately, most only have 2. They are missing the 3rd.
If you’ve accidentally deleted or misplaced a financial document, you already understand the importance of backing up your important files. However, saving your financial documents to an external hard drive is only part of the battle. To truly safeguard your documents, try to keep them saved in at least three places. This could include your computer, an external hard drive, or a cloud service of your choice. This way, if your local storage, such as your computer or hard drive, is damaged, you can restore your files using the cloud. Saving your files this way is perfect when your computer or external storage are both damaged by a power surge, malware, or a computer virus.1
Last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 4.5 million Americans, or 3% of the entire workforce, quit their jobs in November of 2021.1 Although shocking at the time November was just another record-breaking month in a string of record-breaking months. Named "The Great Resignation" by many, this phenomenon can be seen across nearly all industries.
What is unfolding in Ukraine is extremely troubling. As Russia presses its military advantage, it is inspiring to see Ukrainians defending their country. And while the images of fleeing refugees and bombed out maternity wards create strong emotions, as your financial advisor, we’re here to help you keep those emotions in check as it relates to your financial planning.
The Russia-Ukraine war is a humanitarian disaster. While this latest insight focuses on the impact of the war on global economies and markets, in hopes for a resolution to this humanitarian crisis, be reminded of this quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all war”.