Summer Time Reminds Us to Be Flexible

Summer Time Reminds Us to Be Flexible

Your financial plan must be adaptable – you don’t set it and forget it As summer heats up, it pays to take a good look at how flexible you are. When you plan for the future, you need to be adaptable. No one knows what tomorrow holds. This is certainly true in the...
The Perils of Trying to Time the Stock Market

The Perils of Trying to Time the Stock Market

Two years after the COVID-market-bottom, were you fully invested? The end of March 2022 marked the two-year anniversary of the stock market bottom and the end of the shortest bear market on record. Since then the U.S. stock markets have quickly reached new highs, with...
Five Lessons To Remember During Bear Markets

Five Lessons To Remember During Bear Markets

The Stock Market has been trying to teach these lessons forever…. The real value of a bear market may be that it gives investors, who are temporarily frozen within its grip, the opportunity to learn or relearn important lessons regarding risk and diversification. For...
Five Money Moves To Make With Your Tax Refund

Five Money Moves To Make With Your Tax Refund

Having a plan ahead of time will help ensure you use your money smartly If you have a refund check coming your way, consider using it to bolster your personal balance sheet. According to the IRS, the average refund will be about $3,300, and many receive the money...
Should You Invest All at Once or Over Time?

Should You Invest All at Once or Over Time?

With markets so volatile, the human element to investing is very important The market skyrockets one day, plunges the next. Is this the wobbling before the crash? Should you invest now? If so, how? Everything at once? That’s tempting, but not always wise. A common...
How To Measure Your Portfolio in Uncertain Times

How To Measure Your Portfolio in Uncertain Times

Making sure your investments help you towards your true life goals   Too often during uncertain times, we inadvertently compare ourselves to the people around us – and that leads us to make financial mistakes. In his book Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces...