Jul 18

What is Asset Allocation and How It Impacts Your Investments

One of the key drivers of investment performance is asset allocation.  Extensive research by Vanguard has shown that 88% of your investment returns can be traced back to your asset allocation.  Asset allocation is the balance between three main assets classes, equities (stocks), fixed-income (bonds), and cash and equivalents. As I laid out in the […]

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Jun 27

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Ponzi Schemes

I had a friend text me this story about Kevin Garnett, who is yet another high profile athlete or entertainer who has come out on the wrong end of some horrible financial advice (see here and here).  Within the text, my friend asked, “how does this happen to people?”  My response is, as long as […]

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Jun 20

Six Last-Minute Strategies to Save for College

Advising parents who have started saving for college a little too late can be a very difficult conversation.  Telling a student who has worked diligently over the last 3 or 4 years to get into a prestigious college or the college of their dreams that they can’t afford to go is gut-wrenching. While inflation may […]

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Jun 13

3 Tactics to Help Simplify Wealth Planning

The best wealth management plan has nothing to do with “outside forces” beyond your control, but rather everything to do with what’s most important to you.  Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the supposed complexity surrounding financial decisions, a straightforward wealth management plan can bring clarity and peace of mind about which strategies will work best […]

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Jun 09

How to Prepare for a Stock Market Correction

Even when they are expected, market corrections are never easy to go through. However, certain elements can help us through downturns with the most crucial being a solid understanding of why we invest and have a wealth management plan. Planning, along with understanding, can help bring peace of mind when facing uncertain times financially during stock market […]

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