Behavioral Finance

“Bearish is Easier than Bullish”

“Bearish is Easier than Bullish”

Blog“Bearish is Easier than Bullish" No matter what is happening in the markets or wider economy it seems you can always make a case for why the market is about to crash or why we are set for another bull run.  10 different advisors or economic “experts” can view the...

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Why the Stock Market Isn’t a Casino

Why the Stock Market Isn’t a Casino

Blog “Why the Stock Market Isn’t a Casino"   I’ve heard people say before that the stock market is simply organized gambling and while I understand the sentiment I would have to disagree especially when you take into account the time it takes for a bet to play...

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“Consistency is Attractive”

“Consistency is Attractive”

Blog“Consistency is Attractive" In the age of social media, it’s so easy to get caught up in what the latest trends are and then adjust to ensure your life is oriented towards those trends.  Older generations can claim that it is a “millennial” issue but keeping up...

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Are we Living in the Roaring 20’s?

Are we Living in the Roaring 20’s?

Blog“Are we Living in the Roaring 20’s?" With all of the negative headlines that are easy to pick up on and read about on the news it can sometimes be lost on us what we are currently experiencing.  Coming out of COVID in 2020, net worths are at all time highs, stock...

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Humility Comes with Experience

Humility Comes with Experience

BlogHumility Comes with Experience The more time I spend in finance, the more I realize how little we truly know or how foolish it is to try and predict what is going to take place.  I’m convinced that if someone is absolutely certain of their belief of what will...

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Your Goals > Stock Market Movements

Your Goals > Stock Market Movements

Blog“Your Goals > Stock Market Movements” For those who’ve been reading our weekly articles for some time, you might recognize the title. We have re-visited the idea that your personal goals should hold a greater weight in your mind than what is happening in the...

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5 Keys to Investing in 2024

5 Keys to Investing in 2024

Blog"5 Keys to Investing in 2024" I enjoyed reading this recently published piece from American Funds.  Yes, there are concerns as we enter into 2024, but is there ever a perfect time to invest?? What a difference a year makes. At the start of 2023, market pessimism...

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Retirement for the Next Generation

Retirement for the Next Generation

BlogRetirement for the Next Generation We have written posts in the past about setting your children up for retirement which you can find here.  In this article, we wanted to dive in deeper to this concept of a Custodial IRA (sometimes called a minor IRA).  I also...

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“Stocks have a Case of Bad Breadth”

“Stocks have a Case of Bad Breadth”

Blog“Stocks have a Case of Bad Breadth"   ‘Market-breadth’ refers to the number of companies responsible for driving the returns of the overall market. If a small number of companies account for the vast majority of the market’s (or an index’s) return over a...

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Year-end Tax Planning

Year-end Tax Planning

Blog “Year-end Tax Planning" As the calendar year winds down, it's the perfect time to think about your finances and make strategic moves to reduce your tax bill. Here are some straightforward year-end tax planning ideas that many should consider well before December...

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“How Much is Enough?”

“How Much is Enough?”

Blog“How Much is Enough?"   This question is always relative.  How we answered this question in our 20’s might be very different to how we answer in our 40’s, 50’s or beyond.  Additionally, who we hang around and compare ourselves to (dangerous!) also plays a big...

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“America’s Problems are Relative”

“America’s Problems are Relative”

Blog “America’s Problems are Relative”   Not many people would argue with you if you said that America is a great place to live but also has many problems.  Whether it’s our national debt, inflation, interest rates, or political division, it can be easy to assume that...

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“Good and Bad News About the Economy”

“Good and Bad News About the Economy”

Blog “Good and Bad News About the Economy"   It is hard to decide which voices you listen and ultimately which voices guide your line of thinking and decision making.  I thought this recent article from Ben Carlson at a Wealth of Common Sense did a great job...

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“How Americans Save, Spend and Invest”

“How Americans Save, Spend and Invest”

Blog    "How Americans Save, Spend and Invest"   Ever since the pandemic hit us in early 2020, something that has been very interesting to watch is how Americans save, spend, and invest their money.  While during COVID lockdowns, our spending choices looked...

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Caring for Elderly Family Members

Caring for Elderly Family Members

Blog   Caring for Elderly Family Members   Often referred to as a “sandwich generation” there are many adults these days that are caring for both their own children as well as aging family members.  Whether you have kids of your own, or they are already grown and...

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“10 Book Ideas from Capital Group”

“10 Book Ideas from Capital Group”

Blog10 Book Ideas from Capital Group   If you have been a client for any length of time you have probably heard me (or my father) refer to American Funds (now called Capital Group) and their long-term track record of investment performance.  While they have certainly...

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Do I Need Umbrella Insurance?

Do I Need Umbrella Insurance?

Blog   “Do I Need Umbrella Insurance?”   Umbrella insurance is an important risk management tool, particularly for people who have wealth, income, or future income potential.  Additionally, it’s cheap relative to most other types of insurance! I’m always amazed at the...

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Setting Sights on 2022

Setting Sights on 2022

“It’s time to set our sights on 2022 and the year ahead! What is a financial goal you are looking to accomplish in 2022?”

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Relax and Focus on Long-Term

Relax and Focus on Long-Term

“Recent market jitters can cause many people to feel like the answer is to change something about their investments. We recommend re-focusing on the long-term and remaining invested along the way. What are some long-term goals you are working towards?”

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Inflation vs. Stock Market Returns

Inflation vs. Stock Market Returns

Blog“Inflation vs. Stock Market Returns"   Inflation has certainly been making news headlines over the past months as experts and economists weigh in on whether it is transitory or whether it is here to stay for some time.  While all of the experts take their...

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‘Debt Ceilings and the Growing National Debt’

‘Debt Ceilings and the Growing National Debt’

Blog“Debt Ceilings and the Growing National Debt"   There have been many articles and hours of news television spent on covering the debt ceiling and growing national debt in America.  This recent article and show by Peter Lazaroff does a great job outlining what...

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“Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead”

“Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead”

Blog “Rob Lovelace on the Year Ahead​"   Rob Lovelace, an equity portfolio manager with the Capital Group was recently interviewed about his 2021 outlook.  This week, we dive into some of the questions he was asked and what he sees on the horizon for equity...

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History Suggests Rising Interest Rates Are Good for Stocks

History Suggests Rising Interest Rates Are Good for Stocks

Blog “History Suggests Rising Interest Rates Are Good for Stocks"   Over the past few weeks, the stock market has trended down.  From Feb. 12th to March 8th the S&P 500 is down 2.8% and the Nasdaq is down 10.5%!  While this is only a 3-week period it has...

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