Keep retirement momentum: how to recession proof your portfolio

By |2022-11-27T14:37:34-08:00November 21st, 2022|Blog, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth|

Recession security through preparation Though it’s still being debated whether or not we’re in an official recession, it is smart to be prepared for whatever may come, since we have no control on the economic circumstances that could be ahead. But what exactly should this preparation look like? The good news is there’s still [Read More]

Recessions and your financial plan

By |2022-11-17T13:14:34-08:00October 22nd, 2022|Blog|

The threat of a recession continues to be one of the most pressing concerns for investors. Inflation has proved hard to restrain, and the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates. Disagreement on recession likelihood Whether the U.S. will fall into a recession is still uncertain, and a subject of debate amongst experts. According [Read More]

Q3 2022 Quarterly Context Video

By |2022-10-20T16:32:55-07:00October 20th, 2022|Blog, Fiduciary, Financial planning tips and perspectives, General thoughts, In the news, Institutional, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Quarterly thoughts|

Inflation is still hot but with signs of improvement, Ukraine is still at war and affecting energy and food prices, talk of a recession is heating up, both stock and bond markets continue to test investor discipline, is it better for the Fed to pull the Band-Aid off quickly or slowly? How long do [Read More]

Insurance during your midlife gap year: make sure your career break is fully protected

By |2022-10-07T15:23:04-07:00September 25th, 2022|Blog, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Personal Wealth|

You’re embracing the idea of a midlife gap year. You’re picturing the landscapes, culture, and bucket list experiences in your mind. But unattended business is holding you back from peak excitement. You need proper insurance in case something goes wrong. When you’re taking a career break it’s tempting to ignore that responsible voice in [Read More]

ERISA Fiduciary Duty: Who is minding your retirement plan?

By |2022-08-31T13:47:51-07:00August 31st, 2022|Blog, Fiduciary, Institutional|

Many fiduciaries are clear that a fiduciary duty is the highest standard of care under the law. Fiduciaries to an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) qualified plan are legally obligated to put the participants' interests ahead of their own when making decisions about the plan. After the rise and fall of the Department [Read More]

The semi-retired life of business owners: What if you never fully retire?

By |2022-10-03T17:59:14-07:00August 25th, 2022|Blog, Business Owners, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth|

Running a business can be overwhelming. It’s easy to feel stretched thin, and like there’s never enough hours in a day. At times, you’ll probably fantasize about retiring early, ditching the suit for sandals, and kicking back on a beach somewhere. However, these fantasies can come from thinking you’re in a retirement binary. One [Read More]

Money and happiness: a multi-dimensional look at how finances and positive emotion interact

By |2022-11-17T13:53:54-08:00July 29th, 2022|Blog|

We’re all aware of the phrase “money can’t buy happiness.” But how much weight does it really hold? After all, our finances play a pivotal role in how we’re able to provide for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Money clearly doesn’t solve every problem. Many of our relationships are priceless. And no matter [Read More]

Q2 2022 Quarterly Context Video

By |2022-08-03T21:07:09-07:00July 25th, 2022|Blog, Fiduciary, Financial planning tips and perspectives, General thoughts, In the news, Institutional, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Quarterly thoughts, Uncategorized|

Inflation remains high, rates are up, stock and bond markets are down, and recession worries are increasing. However there are some positive signs, and medium-long-term returns remain strong. How did we get here and what’s next? We’ll also cover the important difference between investing and speculating, and how understanding a buyer’s strike can improve [Read More]

Recession outlook: consumer sentiment, inflation, and unemployment

By |2022-07-22T14:22:34-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Blog, In the news, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth|

The recession question Will there be a recession? Are we in a recession already?  The most pressing questions for investors for the second half of 2022 center around the prospect of a recession. To assess these matters, we must look to what Shakespeare called “the root of all heartache,” namely: expectations. “Expectation is the [Read More]

What to do in a volatile market: Should I sell my stock?

By |2022-11-17T13:39:25-08:00June 30th, 2022|Blog, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

The stock market has been anything but stable recently. And unsurprisingly, that usually means our emotions haven’t been either. Financial freedom is tied to market performance, and when you start hearing about “down markets” or “recessions,” one question tends to come up in our nervous brains… Should I sell my stock? At its face [Read More]

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