Mid-October Global Macro Economic Update

 

October Macro Economic Update

IntroductionThe following is a brief, hopefully easy to understand, explanation of where global markets presently stand. You will also find what we are doing within our clients' portfolios to help create security for our clients and help keep them on track to achieve their goals. 

Why Passive Investing Scares Me...Especially Now

Fact: 50% of every invested dollar today is placed in index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Van Life

Not many people can say they've experienced coasting along the continent in a small car, van, or camper for more than 3 weeks at a time. In this fast paced world, where the phrase "eat or be eaten" takes hold, not many people realize that they should consider taking a vacation that lasts more than 10 days. I know, I know, that's just not possible, you say, but if there is something you want

With Indirect Rollovers, Timing is Everything

When you leave a job, you have several options for dealing with the funds in your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement account. One option is an indirect rollover. With this method, you receive a distribution check from your employer and then have 60 days to deposit the funds into an IRA or your new employer’s plan.

Do You Need Estate Planning?

Everyone needs an estate plan, no matter the size of the estate. Not only does this plan help carry out your wishes after your passing, but it benefits you while you’re living. A good estate plan includes a strategy to manage your financial affairs and health care decisions in the event that you cannot. It can prove invaluable in easing the administrative burden for your family and friends

What to Do with Your Old 401(k)

 

Should You Consolidate Your Retirement Accounts?

If you’re like most people, you’ve saved for retirement in multiple ways, including employer plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). As you approach retirement, it may make sense to consolidate all of your savings into one account to achieve a coordinated investment plan.Why consolidate?Consolidating your retirement accounts offers several potential benefits:

6 Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Being in debt can stall or stop your dreams from becoming a reality. The following action steps, when followed and repeated, can help you pay off your debt and get you closer to the life you want to live.

401(k) Loans: What You Can't Afford to Overlook

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you find yourself in a financial jam that requires some quick cash. Taking a loan from your 401(k) plan sounds like an easy solution. After all, you’ll be borrowing from your own retirement account and paying yourself back with interest. Sounds reasonable enough, right? Not always.

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