A Message for Aggressive Investors

This video was made especially for aggressive investors who are asking whether they should buy into this market. Here, I offers you 5 Tips For Buying Into This Stock Market. If you consider yourself a less aggressive or more conservative investor, I have some tips for you, too. Contact me at valerie@grinkmeyerleonard.com to learn more!

Risk and Markets

All of the recent market volatility can test your investment risk tolerance. Here are Valerie's thoughts on the latest market conditions.

A Financial Checklist You Can Handle

Starting fresh is always a great feeling, but the scale of what we set out to accomplish at the beginning of the year sometimes becomes overwhelming as the months go by. The question is, how can you stay motivated to meet your financial goals throughout the year?Financial tips for every monthFor many people, checking off items on a long list of to-dos brings a great sense of satisfaction. To help

2020 Outlook: Continued Growth or Recession?

As we made our way through 2019, signs of softening economic conditions became increasingly apparent, even while consumer confidence remained high and job growth came in better than expected. Now, as we look ahead to a new year, the path is somewhat unclear. Will the economy continue in slow-growth mode? Or will we see the recession many media and industry pundits have warned about?

It's a New Year. Get a New Money Plan!

Now is the PERFECT time to take control of your finances! Are you feeling like you could make better decisions about your money? Are you unsure of what else you should be doing to make the most of every cent? Do you know if you’re “on-track” compared to others in your income category? Do you think you’re doing well but wonder if you could be doing better? These are all questions I can help you

Retirement Plan Account Review is Key

Keeping tabs on your retirement accounts is a balancing act, particularly if you have more than one. Although some favor the set-it-and-forget-it approach, it’s wise to regularly review your accounts to ensure that you’re heading in the right direction.

Guidance for Remaining Calm During Volatile Times

There are several certainties in life—death, taxes, and, yes, market volatility. Fluctuations in your 401(k) or retirement savings account can stir up feelings of stress, panic, and anxiety, particularly when your hard-earned retirement dollars are at stake. But overreaction to these fluctuations is one of the biggest risks that retirement investors face. So in turbulent financial times,

Plotting Your Way Toward Retirement: 5 Positive Financial Habits

Like most people, you probably have a vivid, exciting picture of what your ideal retirement will look like. Maybe it’s spending time with family at a beach house, crossing off the book titles that have accumulated on your to-read list, or finally being able to volunteer enough of your time to make a difference for your favorite charity. But there’s no doubt that the journey to retirement is long

Why Insurance Obtained Through Work May Not Be Enough

Many Americans go to work every day feeling confident that they are adequately insured. In many instances, that is not the case. It is not uncommon for employers to offer life and disability insurance as components of an employee benefit package, but the coverage may not be enough to meet your needs.

You CAN Transform Your Life When You Spend Time Instead of Money

Yes, you have the power to transform your life and be free from the burden of finances. I’ve seen it firsthand so many times in working with clients from all walks of life. What would it feel like to experience the joy of not having to worry? What would it be like to have cash in the bank, investments that are earning you money, and confidence that you are on-track to reach your goals? The

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