Investing

Sell In May…Not So Fast

Don’t be so quick to “sell in May, and go away”. “Sell in May, and go away, and come back on St. Leger’s Day” was a reality in old England. In the days prior to air conditioning, English stockbrokers would leave to escape the summer heat, and would not return until September, after the final horse race of the British Triple…

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Financial Planning, Hip-Hop, Millennials

Money & Hip-Hop

Typically, rap artists are not your go-to source for financial advice, or even a good example of what to do with your money. For every Jay-Z, there are hundreds of MC Hammers; from the entourages to grills, homes, cars, partying and other frivolous spending, there is little financial responsibility. However, there is no shortage of songs about money, so I…

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Investing, Millennials, Technology

More on Millennials and Fintech

Last week I wrote about the changes in financial services, especially pertaining toward Millennials. Below is a pretty good video discussing Fintech, Millennials, and where the financial advisory industry is heading. Enjoy!   Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining your individual situation you should consult your financial advisor. For all of the disclaimers, please…

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Investing

Back At The Top

A few weeks ago I blogged about the frustrations of rangebound markets for the long term investor. Well, it’s been a good few weeks, and we’re back at the top of the range. We’ll soon know what this visit will bring. Stay tuned…   Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining your individual…

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Financial Planning, Insurance

Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset

What’s your most valuable asset? Your 401(k)? Your home? Guess again. While these two assets typically dominate most Millennials’ assets section on a net worth statement, there is an asset that is more valuable than both–your income. Without your income, there is no 401(k) and no home; your income provides for your family, allows you to save for the future,…

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Time Flies…

For the second consecutive year, my sons, Roman and Leo, have participated in Lemonade Day, with the help of Mom and Dad. If you’re not familiar with Lemonade Day and have little ones, you should look into it; it’s a national program encouraging entrepreneurship. We’ve enjoyed the program because it has helped my wife and I pass our entrepreneurial spirit…

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Investing

Stuck In A Range

range·bound / ˈrānjˌbound/• adj. (generally of market prices) not straying outside a particular range  Source: Encyclopedia.com   After a strong recovery in the stock market following the Great Recession, the last couple of years for investors have been lackluster–better yet, frustrating, but it hasn’t been due to lack of excitement. We’ve had the Fed raise rates, the market getting upset…

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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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