Investing

The Presidential Election and Your Investments

With Donald Trump as the last standing Republican presidential candidate, and Hillary appearing to have a lock on the Democratic nomination, the conversation in financial media has already turned to “which candidate is better for your portfolio?” Although no one really knows what impact the election will have on the market’s short term return, it will be a daily conversation for…

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Financial Planning

Assembling Your Financial Dream Team

Basketball has always been a big part of my life; I fell in love with it when I was two years old, played through college, and continue to enjoy it with my two boys. The other day I was watching a game with my oldest, Roman, and I had an epiphany. Much like a basketball team’s quest for a championship…

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Uncategorized

Today in History…

March 9th will always be a day I remember for two reasons, separated by twelve years, and totally unrelated: one in 2009 and one in 1997.

Financial Planning, Investing

Fiduciary

Fiduciary. If you are not familiar with this term–you should be, and you soon will be thanks to the Department of Labor. Currently, the DOL is proposing a new standard for financial advisors. If the bill passes, advisors working with clients on retirement accounts (IRAs, 401(k)s, etc.) will be held to a higher standard of being a fiduciary; the “Fiduciary…

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Economics

Less People On The Couch

Jobs Friday is here…it’s the first Friday of the month, and that means the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases information on the health of the US Labor Market. Today we learn how many non-farm payrolls (aka jobs) were added in February, along with any change in the unemployment rate. We’ll also get revisions to previous months’ reports. The fact…

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Financial Planning

Did You Know IRA —–> HSA?

Did you know you are allowed a onetime tax-free transfer from an IRA to your Health Savings Account (HSA)? Well, you are–you’re welcome! Don’t close down your browser in a mad dash to transfer funds from your IRA to your HSA; there is plenty to evaluate to determine if this type of transfer is appropriate for you. I recommend sitting…

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