2023 Market Outlook

January 3, 2023 12:41 pm

“I don’t think anyone knows whether we’re going to have a recession or not, and if we do, whether it’s going to be a deep one or not. It is not knowable.” Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve. News conference, December 14, 2022. We are not smarter than the Federal Reserve, so we […]

8 Things to Consider the First Year You Have to Take Your Required Minimum Distribution

December 13, 2022 10:34 am

As financial advisors, we’re used to all the nuances and choices that retirees face when it comes to when and how to take their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). However, for those retirees turning 72 this year who have never dealt with RMDs before, there can be a lot of items to consider beyond just “how […]

Wild Swings in the Market

December 2, 2022 12:37 pm

I’ve had a few clients ask me about the stock market swings this week. First, we had the 700-point rally in the Dow on Wednesday, and then on Friday the market opened down over 300 points. I’m guessing some of you may have wondered the same thing, so I wanted to share my thoughts. For […]

When Will the Markets Go Back Up?

October 17, 2022 12:15 pm

What follows is a hypothetical conversation in response to the question, “When will the markets go back up?” “Are we there yet?” No. “Do you mean we aren’t at the bottom yet?” Quite possibly. “Or that we aren’t ready for the next turnaround?” That, too. “How long will the bear market last?” That depends, but […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Inflation and Recession

June 13, 2022 11:46 am

Humor me while I repeat myself. There are some points worth making more than once. Especially when it comes to inflation, recession, and the stock market. In my May 2, 2022 Blog, What’s Up with Current Market Volatility, I referenced the following: The Federal Reserve oversees the control of inflation. The key tools the Fed […]

Restricted Stock Plans & The Impact of Your Choices

June 30, 2021 9:48 am

Stock benefit plans come in a variety of flavors, each requiring thoughtful decision making along the way to maximize the benefits these types of plans can offer. In this blog we explore the challenges these types of plans can present to clients and some important considerations you should be aware of. Challenges of these types […]

Inflation is Coming, Learn Why!

March 29, 2021 10:25 am

I’m writing this blog on the first day of Spring, thinking about how different our lives are now from a year ago. I’m painfully aware that many Americans are still struggling due to COVID and our thoughts and prayers go to those folks. At the same time there is some reason to be optimistic as […]

Three Considerations to Help Women Achieve Financial Independence

March 8, 2021 11:42 am

In honor of women’s history month, we acknowledge the many achievements and contributions women have made throughout the years, but we also recognize the unique challenges they face. From a financial perspective, women are faced with certain realities that shape how they think of their future stability. Understanding what obstacles may lie ahead can help […]

How the CARES Act Suspension of RMDs will Affect Your Taxes

February 11, 2021 9:49 am

Many folks took advantage of the fact that required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified accounts were suspended in 2020 due to the CARES Act. Some people stopped their distribution ahead of time, while others received their distribution and then decided to roll the money back in if they did not need it. With tax season […]

2021 Market Outlook

January 4, 2021 11:17 am

When my clients ask me for my 2021 Market Outlook, I gently laugh and say, “Well, let’s hope it is more accurate than last year’s.” On January 6, 2020 I noted that the upcoming year would likely be a “decent one” for the US economy. At the time, that statement seemed like a pretty safe […]