Since 2002, the US has been in a long-term secular bear market that some have described as the lost decade. Although the US is still the largest economy on earth in GDP terms; chronic deficits, unsustainable debt, and the global banking crisis since 2008 have called into question the viability of the traditional "Buy, Hold, & Hope" investment philosophy. As we enter our second decade of low returns investors are demanding both a DEFENSIVE approach that protects on the downside while providing OFFENSIVE strategies for growth of their portfolios.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.