Surprise Risk

May 8, 2017 12:08 pm

When I am combing through our investment research I always look for defined market risks. I don’t want to miss anything. After all, risk matters a lot to our clients no matter what stage of life they are in. When I see risks that are familiar to me, I have two reactions. The first is […]

If a Loved One Has Passed, Where Should You Begin?

April 3, 2017 12:22 pm

The passing of a loved one is one of the most challenging and emotional times that we endure. Not only are you trying to cope with the overwhelming grief that follows, but there are also time sensitive financial obligations that need to be addressed.  If your loved one created an asset inventory or “what if” […]

Don’t Forget Those Bonds!

March 7, 2017 10:44 am

It is easy to ignore bonds. Bonds don’t generate the same flashy headlines as stocks, (“DOW 21,000!!!”). Bonds also don’t swoon or shoot up the way stocks do. When was the last time you heard investors talk in near panic terms about a bond market “crash?” or coo about “new highs?” In spite of their […]

Tips for Surviving a Divorce (Financially)

March 1, 2017 12:00 am

We’ve all heard the statistics: divorce is quite common in addition to being a difficult process and experience.  There are numerous adjustments to be made during and after a divorce in many aspects of life.  Your living arrangements an…

Financial Planning for Blended Families

February 21, 2017 10:13 am

blend·ed fam·i·ly noun NORTH AMERICA a family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships.   The joining of two families can be an exciting time but also a time when you will be faced with many financial decisions.  There are many aspects of life to plan for, from living […]

An Eight Year Car Loan? Don’t Do It!

February 10, 2017 9:41 am

A while ago I came across a headline that read “Eight Year Car Loans”. What? Ok, I thought I’ve seen it all when it comes to getting someone to buy a car, but this one seemed almost impossible. Is it part of a fake news site, or a scam? I did some digging: sure enough, […]

Get the Checklist: Organizing Your Finances for the New Year

January 12, 2017 3:27 pm

New year, new budget! The holidays are over, 2017 has arrived, and we’ve begun a new year to meet your financial goals. Don’t let unexpected expenses derail your 2017 plans. The start of a new year is the perfect time to clear off your kitchen table and take an in-depth view at your overall financial […]