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Because You Asked: What in the World is Happening Right Now?

Specifically, this questioner was focused on the recent craziness around Robinhood investors as it related to GameStop, hedge funds, short squeezes, etc.  Once opinionated opinionists and commentators get hold of a meaty news bone like this, they proceed to devour it with endless speculation and regurgitation. That is not a pleasant thought, but if you are in the middle of the news blender, I think it sort

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Because You Asked: Is There Anything I Should Do Before the End of the Year?

Year-End Financial Decisions to Consider In the midst of important decisions related to Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday there are some additional decisions that we recommend our friends consider before the end of the year.  Here is a list to consider what might work for you: Contribute to a 529 for a child or grandchild. You can review info regarding 529 plans

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Because You Asked: What Lies Ahead?

As always, we have been doing a ton of reading and study to try to grasp the ever-changing economic and investing environment.  This is a full-time job, which is part of what people hire us to do so that they don’t have to try and keep track of it all along with their other jobs and family responsibilities.  There are times that we jokingly tell

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Because You Asked: How Do You Respond To Changing Times? Part 3

Shifting Times Require Modifying Methods: Chapter 3 of 3 This week we wrap up our little mini-series in our discussion of risk and its impact on how we invest.  Here are the links to the two previous posts, if you want to review them: Because You Asked: How Do You Respond to Changing Times? Chapter One Because You Asked: How Do You Respond to Changing

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Because You Asked: How Do You Respond to Changing Times- Part 2 of 3

Shifting Times Require Modifying Methods: Chapter 2 A couple of weeks ago, we wrote the first chapter of this mini-series that talked a little about risk and how we identify and use it to drive our investment decisions.  If you want to review, you can read it here: Because You Asked: How Do You Respond to Changing Times? Chapter One.  Now that we have talked

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Because You Asked: How Do You Respond to Changing Times? Chapter One

Shifting Times Require Modifying our Methods: Chapter One In our industry as financial planners, we have adapted to many changes over the years, though we acknowledge these are lesser changes compared to the more life-changing events we are experiencing today.  The component of financial planning that focuses on investment management has experienced a number of evolutions if not outright revolutions,  and true to form, we

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Because You Asked: Why Do We Do What We Do?

That question has a lot of layers to it, and it would be easy to go into the weeds with analysis and explanations, but I will try to restrain myself and follow the K.I.S.S. principle. Part of the reason why this story has so many layers is that it covers quite a few years, 42 to be exact this month, and involves the intersection of

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Because You Asked: How Will This Election Affect My Investments?

How Will Our Investments be Affected by the Election? Now just 75 days from today or on November 3, 2020, many of our citizens will cast their ballots to elect our President for the next four years. In election years such as this, especially when we are electing a President, we tend to hear a frequent question: “How will our investments be affected if _____________

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