A solid financial plan is one of the most important things you can offer yourself and your family.

What Is A Short-Selling Squeeze

"Depending on to whom you listen, the recent GameStop "short squeeze" affair will have little to no impact on long-term investors, or… it will change everything."-Eric Coons If you saw the film The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, then you have undoubtedly heard of the standard Wall Street practice of "short selling." While there are [...]

By |2021-02-09T08:21:54+00:00February 8th, 2021|Annuities, Bonds, Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Planning|

What Goes Up Must Come Down

“What goes up, must come down-Spinning wheel got to go around" A famous line from Blood, Sweat, and Tears.” - Ray Cessna What really makes stock prices go up or down? Is it truly as simple as what goes up must come down and vice versa? How do I select stocks with the best profit [...]

By |2021-02-03T22:41:18+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Annuities, Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Planning|

Lower Your Costs In Retirement By Getting And Staying Healthy

"Multiple surveys of today's seniors point to health and wellness as a top concern in retirement. A majority of respondents over 50 cite good health as the key to a happy and prosperous life after work."- Angie Politarhos. As Gen Xers and Millennials move into planning their post-career lives, there has been a shift in [...]

What Are Exchange-Traded Funds, And Should You Consider Them For Your Portfolio

"It's been over thirty years since Toronto Stock Market launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF). Since that time, ETFs have gained popularity and are poised to take over the current mutual fund market." John Ripley What are ETFs, anyway? Created to give individual investors more liquid and tax-efficient products than traditional mutual funds, ETFs were [...]

Is Your Advisor Giving You The Right Advice?

"If people would look carefully at their advisor recommended portfolio, they probably would find they are being charged an advisory fee by their advisor and then learn they are paying another fee in the mutual fund to have their money managed. Double fees."  Jeff Wisuri I cannot count the number of times I have sat [...]

Do You Have The Liquidity Needed For Downturns?

 "Liquid assets are a major component of a healthy financial plan. Are you making sure your clients have the cash they need to hedge against disasters?" Del Fujinaka Income shocks produced as a result of the pandemic have had a somewhat purifying effect on financial planning. Before COVID-19, many consumers were dismissive of the idea [...]

The Top Qualities Of Debt-Free And Financially Prosperous People

While there is no single quality that guarantees a person will be financially successful, there are some common traits the financially free have in common. I believe that anyone, especially those partnering with a dedicated, trusted financial advisor, can achieve financial freedom, no matter how small or large their salaries. There are tons of stories of people [...]

How To Design And Customize Your Retirement Asset Allocation Framework

The one-size-fits-all approach their advisor may have used during the accumulation phase just won’t work when it’s time to retire.-George Politarhos Generic, templated approaches to financial planning can work for some people during the “accumulation” phase of their financial lives. However, as a person gets within five to seven years of retirement, it becomes obvious [...]

What Is The Sequence Of Returns Risk, And How Can You Manage It When You Retire

"Retirees wanting to generate most of their retirement income from an investment portfolio should be aware of how the order of investment returns could significantly impact the portfolio's value."- Michael Lucey One of the most significant risks seniors face in retirement is their portfolios' potential to experience large negative returns soon after they retire. When [...]

Most Seniors Will Need Additional Income Streams In Retirement

One of the most common concerns expressed by retirees in financial planning sessions is the fear of running out of money in retirement. As you near the time when you are no longer in the workforce, you might worry about whether your savings will be enough to sustain you once you stop working. The possibility [...]