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Measuring the Value of Advice

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: Financial Planning|

Measuring the Value of Advice One study asserts that these relationships can make a difference for investors.  What is a relationship with a financial advisor worth to an investor? A 2019 study by Vanguard, one of the world’s largest money managers, attempts to answer that question. Vanguard’s whitepaper concludes that [...]

Annual Financial To-Do List

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Financial Planning|

Annual Financial To-Do List                What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement [...]

That First RMD from Your IRA

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Financial Planning|

That First RMD from Your IRA When you reach age 70 1/2, the Internal Revenue Service instructs you to start making withdrawals from your traditional IRA(s), 401(k)s and other certain retirement accounts. These withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). You will make them, annually, from now on. If [...]

Are Women Saving and Investing Enough?

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Financial Planning|

Are women saving and investing enough today? How about you? Do you feel financially prepared for the future? Taking control of your financial future is so important, and it starts with saving and investing actively. Here are some of the reasons this is crucial. The earnings gap. Men tend to [...]

Global vs. International: What’s the Difference?

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Financial Planning|

Global vs. International: What's the Difference? For investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio with exposure to companies located outside the U.S., there exist two basic choices: a global mutual fund or an international mutual fund. By definition, international funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest [...]