Welcome to the realm of finance, where the certitude of uncertainty reigns supreme. When it comes to predicting the stock market and economy, no one knows anything (with any real certainty). Let’s explore why. Read More
If you are saving for retirement (or retired) it is in your best interest to get as much out of your investments in the stock market as possible. You should always eliminate political virtue signalling from your investment decision-making.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. The strategy means investing in companies that score high on these factors as determined by a (usually biased) third-party company or group. The assumption is that the better a company’s ESG score is, the better their overall performance.
ESG investing sounds great. It also makes you feel good about the investments you make and should help you sleep better at night. But it may not be all that it seems, especially for investors who don’t fully understand what it is and how it works. Read More
There is a retirement income “rule of thumb” that states that once you retire you can basically invest in the market and pull 4% a year, adjust it for inflation every year and you will never run out of money. Read More
We are in some weird times right now. A few weeks ago, I would have never imagined that I would have to plan for our federal, state and local governments to shut down an entire economy due to a pandemic like the coronavirus (COVID-19).
I have been through several economic downturns in the past and, unfortunately, it’s times like this that many investors will panic and make some big money mistakes.
And one of the biggest mistakes is trying to search for the “perfect investment.” Read More
You’ve probably heard the term dollar cost averaging over your years of making contributions into your retirement accounts. Dollar cost averaging is when you make a regular, fixed-dollar contribution into your investments regardless of what occurs in the market. Read More
These are uncertain times. People are getting laid off, the stock market has taken a hit, and and there are a lot of unanswered questions.
But this is also the perfect opportunity to get your retirement plan in order. In fact, there are many reasons that doing a Roth conversion is a great decision. And even better? It’s not hard to do.
I don’t know!
That’s the only answer I have to some of the questions swarming around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There have been so many aggressive actions implemented in the dealing with the possible outbreak, but information is changing so fast that no one has any real certainty. Read More
If you are doing things right, you shouldn’t be beating the market. Let me tell you what I mean.