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August 29, 2018
Should I Sell My Stocks

The Stock Market is HIGH! How to Know if I Should I Sell My Stocks.

The media is quick to tout that the stock market is at an all-time high. Then they paint a picture of doom and gloom with the smallest dip. Which has people emailing and calling us daily asking, “Should I sell my stocks?” It is a reasonable question. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has grown more than 300% percent since hitting bottom in early 2009, and people want to know if it is time to be a bull or a bear.
May 3, 2018
Financial Games for Kids

9 Financial Games for Kids That Teach Monetary Principles

It is hard to believe one of the most important aspects pertaining to our kids’ future is often overlooked: learning about finances! Since these life-changing concepts are not adequately covered in schools (in my opinion), that job falls on us parents! One great (and fun) way is by playing financial games for kids. These games will expose them to the rules they will encounter during banking and managing money as they grow up. The best part—when playing these money-related games, they can take financial risks without being penalized. The winter break is a great time to snatch one up and get your kids’ financially simple education started!
October 27, 2017
pay mortgage debt invest

Mortgage Debt: Pay It Off or Invest? Which Should I Do?

The thought of being debt free sounds like a dream come true for most of us. Many folks are wrapped up in credit card debt, car payments, mortgage payments, etc. However, there’s one debt freeing yourself from could do more harm than good, from a mathematical standpoint. That is your mortgage debt. Honestly, it’s often not a good idea to pay it off or even pay extra on it before age 50
October 21, 2017
is gold a good investment

Is Gold a Good Investment in 2019?

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.
July 24, 2017
Liquid net worth used in emergencies

Liquid Net Worth – What it is and Why it Matters

Finance is a multifaceted subject. It cuts across various aspects of our lives and at certain times knocks the wind right out of us. For instance, today as I met with a client, we considered how to calculate liquid net worth. Yeah, I know Liquid Net Worth doesn’t garner the attention that Net Worth alone does. However, both calculations have their place in your finances. So talk about why liquid net worth matters and how you can figure yours out.
April 20, 2017
100k a year lifestyle

Can I Really Retire with $100,000 per Year in Income?

In a recent meeting with some long-term clients, we began updating their comprehensive wealth plan. I vividly remember their specific goal. They wanted to reach retirement with an annual income of $100,000. Years ago when their journey to their financial independence began, this number was out of reach. Now, due to their hard work and persistence, this goal is actually becoming a reality. If you’re asking yourself this question, “Can I retire with $100,000 per year in income?”, then let’s take a look at how you get there.