Lessons from a flat tire – how to handle stock market volatility

Lessons from a flat tire – how to handle stock market volatility

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Is recent market volatility making you nervous? Perspective could help you stay calm and on track. Your financial journey is a lot like a car trip. On your route from point A to point B, while driving wisely, it is normal to experience stoplights, curvy roads, bad weather, or other elements that slow you down. A few times in your life, you might hit a pothole or nail that causes…

Current market volatility is an investor test, not a market test

1 year ago 0 419

After years of unusually low market volatility that hypnotized a large swath of investors into believing yet again that markets only rise, the market drops of the last 2 days are a healthy reminder that stock market fluctuations should be viewed as a normal part of investing. Don’t forget, as is the case with food, good nutrition isn’t always tasty, but is beneficial in the long run. Eat your Brussels sprouts! As disciplined institutional investor Warren Buffet wisely said a while back, “The stock market is a device to transfer wealth from the impatient to the patient.” So, the real question is… do you want to be in the panic (impatient) group? Or the profit (patient) group?

Article library & oldies but goodies

1 year ago 0 196

News articles to help you make better financial decisions. Topics include investor behavior, smart financial choices, investor pitfalls to avoid, and other topics.

Maybe spend more $ in early years of retirement

1 year ago 0 249

Good news… you may be able to spend more in the early years of retirement than you thought. Smart in-retirement spending approaches were always critical to not running out of money have always been important, but new studies on longevity and spending patterns of those in retirement shed new light on the subject. You spend most of your life saving for retirement, so making sure the money is spent wisely…

Take action now to reduce the risk of identify theft

1 year ago 0 164

If you are reading this (or even if you are not!), it is likely that you were one of the 145 million Americans whose information was exposed in the Equifax data breach earlier this fall (announced by Equifax in September of 2017), given that 145 million represents a high percentage of all adults in the U.S.. Now that the dust has settled, if you have not already done so, consider…

Q4-2016 Quarterly Context Webinar

2 years ago 0 668

Do gambling and investing have different odds? Are political parties or Fed rates a bigger driver of markets? Listen-in for that and other insight.

Want to improve your returns? Keep your finger off the button.

2 years ago 0 540

It’s a new year and president, and with that comes uncertainty and many opinions about the direction of the investment markets. What’s key to remember is that uncertainty is nothing new. Studies suggest that despite major political and economic events that can impact returns in unpredictable ways in the short-run, it’s better to keep stay away from the panic button if you want better long-term results. A recently updated Dalbar,…

What do the new annual savings limits mean for you?

2 years ago 0 693

Below are the IRS updates for 2017, which are similar to 2016 due to low inflation. Read on for special opportunities to save more… 401(k), 403(b), 457 Plan deferral Limit: 2016: $18,000, 2017: $18,000 “Catch-up” Contribution >age 50: 2016: $6,000, 2017: $6,000 Defined Contribution Plan Total Dollar Limit: 2016: $53,000, 2017: $54,000 Highly Compensated Employee definition: 2016: $120,000, 2017: $120,000 Click here for full IRS announcement of 2017 limits Some…