Navigating a Financial Crisis

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During a crisis, you need answers, and your financial advisor knows this. It is a scramble to find the right information, and sometimes you do not even know whom to call. So, what do you do? Well, luckily for you, we have spent some time thinking about this and have come up with some of the most...

Following a solid tax planning strategy throughout the year is an integral part of any financial plan, but there are special considerations to make as the year comes to a close that can help maximize your refund or minimize your liability.

Are you taking advantage of the following tax-saving...

Weekly Commentary August

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Schwab Market Perspective: The Next Phase?

By Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co, Inc; By Jeffrey Kleintop Senior Vice President, Chief Global Investment Strategist;

August, 2021 

Key Points: Although we’re not out of the...

Investing in the Wake of COVID-19

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By now, there’s a good chance that the recent market downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has left you questioning your investment strategy. In fact, there’s a good chance that you lost a good chunk of change during the rapid sell-offs in early-mid March. But now that the sudden...

 

Diversification is one of the cornerstones of traditional investment advice. The most common saying we hear is “never put all your eggs in one basket” and the moral holds true. Markets go up and down through economic change, business cycles, and a wide variety of factors changing investment...

Investment Tips for All Seasons

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If you’ve been investing in stocks or bonds for a while, you may feel like you have an understanding of this precarious trade. You may even be making plans to diversify your portfolio or research more complex investment strategies. But even if you’re a seasoned investor, there’s never a bad time to...

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With a new bear market settling in, new opportunities for a prosperous investment can feel few and far between. However, this current bear market caused by the COVID-19 crisis feels like a new beast entirely. In many ways, the US’ economy has been turned upside-down by this infectious disease...

Retirement Success

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Retirement can invoke a mix of conflicting emotions from anticipation to fear, excitement to anxiety. It’s one of the biggest life changes we experience in our adult lives. Most of us anticipate and save for it for decades. But, going from receiving a paycheck for most of your adult life...

Should My Child Go Back to College This Fall?

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The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us more than we could ever have imagined in the beginning of 2020. Students and teachers had to quickly transition to online learning. Many people were laid off and furloughed with no financial backup plan. And now we’re facing the tough decision of whether to...