August is National “Make a Will” Month, and it’s a great annual reminder to update your will if needed and create a will if you don’t have one already. A will is an important estate-planning document that can help you transfer your assets with ease. Having a proper will can

5 Things I Learned While Studying for the CFP Exam   Over the last 3 months, I have been diligently studying and preparing to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Exam. Although the process of preparing for the exam was time-consuming and stressful, all my hard work paid off on

The traditional retirement age in the United States is 65, the age at which most people are eligible to begin receiving full Social Security benefits. But many people feel the allure of leaving the workforce much sooner. Many Americans are deciding to retire earlier than planned, whether by choice or

Knowing how much cash you have coming in and how much is going out is important, but knowing why and where the money is going is another level of awareness most don’t take the time to dissect. Whether you’re a business owner or non-business owner planning for retirement, having a

I recently read an article on the US Debt Ceiling and thought it was did a great job explaining what’s going on. Below I have summarized the the article and posted a link to the PDF. I hope you enjoy it.   US Debt Ceiling Info and History The US

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DOWNLOAD THE PDF The market investing year of 2023 is off to a solid start. Despite some concerns with the liquidity of some banks, ALL equity and fixed income markets were positive in the first quarter. International Developed Stocks were up 8.02% over the quarter followed by the US Market

There is a lot to learn from past financial recessions. There have been as many as 48 financial recessions in the US going back to the Articles of Confederation. Though some of these are disputed by economists and historians. The good news is going back to 1926 we have some

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan proposed in 2021, which highlighted plans to increase tax revenue by revoking saving strategies from the wealthier taxpayers and forcing withdrawals from retirement accounts in excess of certain limits, didn’t make it to the Senate floor. The Democratic party

DOWNLOAD THE PDF The year 2022 was an interesting year in financial markets, as the US led the rest of the world in a transition from a zero-interest rate policy / (negative rates overseas) to a world where inflation resurfaced, spread across the globe as result of unprecedented government stimulus,

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DOWNLOAD THE PDF The year 2022 will be remembered as one of the most difficult years to invest for many reasons. Both stock and bonds markets were down over 10%. Both the US and Emerging Markets were down about 20% while Global Real Estate was down nearly 25%! Even the