Members of the “sandwich generation” are simultaneously providing support for both a parent and a child. This group has unique financial needs to consider, especially when planning for retirement. If you’re finding yourself toggling between caring for the needs of an aging parent and a child, you’re not alone. The Pew Research Center recently reported…Read More →
As you might imagine, there is a lot to keep up with when trying to follow the world of finance and the markets. Our team uses a number of different methods to stay informed, and recently, two of my preferred methods meshed together beautifully. While reviewing a recent article, I came across the chart below:…Read More →
When you first set up an investment, you (and your financial advisor) carefully created allocation ratios to fit your needs and chose an asset mix to match. Over time, however, those allocations may have strayed from their original benchmarks, leaving the portfolio too heavy in one asset class and underweight in others. This imbalance can…Read More →
What does it mean to pass down wealth? If you have invested in stocks, bonds or other assets, or are building equity in real estate or a business you own, then generational wealth can look like many different things. One Federal Reserve estimate suggests that over 2 million households receive some inheritance. When planning for…Read More →
When you’re sick, you visit the doctor, but what happens when the bills roll in and it’s more than you can afford? Medical debt can affect anyone, even if you have great medical insurance. Many people find themselves struggling to pay their medical debt, which ultimately can impact their credit score. The Consumer Financial Protection…Read More →
Should the U.S. raise the debt ceiling? That’s the debate currently raging in Congress. So far, both parties have remained firmly entrenched in their positions (Republicans — yes, but with provisions for spending cuts; Democrats — yes, with no provisions). Meanwhile, news outlets are reporting officials must act soon — or dire consequences will result.…Read More →
Equity markets have seemed nervous up until the past few trading days. But as the possibility of a debt deal appeared, markets began to push back to highs we saw in March. Now that the Federal Reserve appears to be finished raising interest rates, that source of worry seems to have subsided. And believe it or not,…Read More →
Do you follow the financial news much? If you’ve read my articles for very long, you likely remember how I feel about the media. It is sadly no longer about providing us with the actual news. It is purely about eyeballs. How can they get as many clicks as possible? If you did nothing more each…Read More →
As talks come down to the wire (again), the debt ceiling limit debate continues to loom over the markets and economy. You could barely turn around last week without hearing all the dire predictions of what could happen if we don’t raise the debt ceiling and the catastrophic results of a potential default. But both parties signed…Read More →
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