Boomers and Retirement: The Big Question

The pandemic has become a new variable in deciding when to retire. Some near-retirees lost their jobs and decided to go ahead and turn in the towel. Others were focused on the health risk and determined it was better to retire while they were still in good health. Still, others have used this crisis as…

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Millennials Step Up

Millennials Step Up In 2019, the millennial generation (born from 1981 to 1996) surpassed the number of baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) in the United States. Today, one in four people is a millennial.1   Many millennials came of age at the turn of the millennium, which means they were aware of the…

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Low Supply Increases Demand

Low Supply Increases Demand Across the board, we’re seeing the capitalist principles of supply and demand both drive and curb U.S. economic activity. As more people have emerged from their hermit-like existence throughout the past year and a half, consumer spending is shifting from goods to services. For example, the services industry (e.g., restaurants, travel,…

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Single Finances

Single Finances Pew Research Center reported that in 2019, about 38% of adults ages 25 to 34 in the U.S. were not married or living with a partner, up from 29% in 1990.1 While marriage and even long-term relationships are growing less prevalent, the data shows that single people tend to be less financially stable…

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Savings Strategies

Some people have no trouble saving money — they stash away any cash they don’t need, and their account grows and grows. These people usually aren’t very materialistic and don’t have a lot of goals that require money to fulfill. That’s a wonderful trait, in some ways.   However, there’s nothing wrong with setting up…

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How to Evaluate a Stock

How to Evaluate a Stock   There are moments in history when people have claimed investment choices don’t matter because if the market is up across the board, you cannot fail. That is not true. In fact, that should never be guiding financial advice. However, there is no doubt that the market has been up…

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Status Update: Young Adults in America

Status Update: Young Adults in America   Over the past 20 years, America’s young adults have experienced significant unemployment, massive student debt, extreme weather events, a global pandemic, a contentious political environment and dramatic socio-economic turmoil. Not that these things didn’t happen in previous generations, but today’s young adult is far more involved and aware…

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Young People: Who Said You Have To Be Wealthy To Invest?

Young People: Who Said You Have To Be Wealthy To Invest?  Young adults have weathered difficult times the past two decades: mass school shootings, extreme weather conditions, student loan debt and a global pandemic. But now they’re witnessing an unprecedented job market, where even those with little to no work experience can dictate their own terms.…

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What is Downtime?

What is Downtime? In the business of financial planning, you get the privilege to meet a lot of amazing people, whether it be employees in your own office or fellow professionals. But the most amazing people we come across in our line of work are more often than not our very own clients – and the…

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Downtime: What a Fun-Gi!

What a Fun-Gi! Our client George is a simple man who does honest work. Truthfully, maintaining a farm is as honest work as it gets, not quite for the faint of heart. And yet, George has been farming since he was very young. “Younger than I should’ve been,” George laughed. This would be the case…

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