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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Notably, several provisions of the CARES Act deal with retirement accounts and offer relief to retirement account owners and/or...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Deadlines ExtendedThe deadline for filing 2019 federal income tax returns has changed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The deadline for making 2019 IRA and HSA contributions has also changed to July 15, 2020. Temporary Changes to...

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus continues to grow, so might our anxiety about the spread and potential impact of the virus. While we do not know how many people the virus will infect and the lifecycle of...

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

As an investor, what is your biggest single fear? For many of us, when it comes to investing, our biggest fear is losing our money. Fear often drives investment decisions. And when it comes to investing, it can be an investor’s...

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law at the end of December. The new law affects retirement plans and IRAs in a variety of mostly positive ways. One provision, however, is being...

 

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Friday, February 22, 2019

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Successful financial planning involves more than the balance in your portfolio. A strong financial plan represents what is important to you as an individual—in other words, your Fiscalosophy. Consider these two scenarios: Mark...

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In a recent survey of 12,000 workers worldwide conducted by the Energy Project, only 50% of respondents found meaning in their jobs (1). Imagine spending 40 hours a week doing meaningless work. It’s soul-sucking, but it...

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Too often I meet investors who assume they earned a decent rate of return, only to discover their returns were actually much lower once they accounted for costs like management fees and transaction fees. Another cost...

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chances are, you are one of the 143 million Americans whose sensitive personal information was compromised in a data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. The data breach began in mid-May and was...

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Days before Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and parts of Florida, speculations about Irma’s path flooded social media. I received an urgent text message from a friend. His neighbor received word from a...

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What happens when you hire an "expert" to pick winning stocks and to try and time the market? In South Carolina we might say, "a state pension crisis." In 1999, South Carolina pension plans were 99 percent funded...

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

With Hurricane Matthew looming off the coast, hopefully you've had a chance to prepare your home and your family in the event that we are affected. Most of the advice I see relates to health and safety: Stock up on water, buy...

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

On Thursday, June 23, voters in the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union. As a result, we could see increased levels of near-term market volatility. That may leave some investors wondering, What now? Download our...