Our Blog

Our Blog

Our Blog

Medicare Fix-It

Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration have fixed the potentially alarming increase in Medicare Part B premiums under the recently-passed government budget deal. 

Third Quarter, 2015 Newsletter

Many investors will be glad to finally see the end of the third quarter of 2015, and most of them will feel like their portfolios are worse off than they actually are.  That whooshing sound you hear is not just air being let out of the markets; it’s also an end to that optimistic feeling that many people had been cautiously building during the long 6-year bull market that followed th

Will you be psychologically ready to retire?

For anyone approaching retirement you’ve probably got a checklist for your countdown to the big day.

Do I have enough saved for a long, financially secure retirement? Check.

Did I file the right paperwork at the office? Check.

Is my professional exit strategy in place and ready? Check.

Apple in the Dow?

Most people think of the major stock indexes as a stand-in for a certain sector or category.  The S&P 500 represents large companies, the Russell 2000 tells you what small capitalization stocks are doing, and the Dow represents broad economic sectors.  You see tables showing the return of these indices over decades of time, and you might assume that they are made up of the same st

When Is Good News Actually Bad News?

You may have read last week that the U.S. stock market took a tumble based on what would seem like really good news: that the U.S. unemployment rate is falling faster than anybody expected.  If you’re scratching your head, you’re not alone.

Is Your Computer Protected?

When it comes to computers, a frequently used word the past few years has been "malware." But what exactly is malware? Simply put, malware is a program designed to harm your computer.

The Truth About Social Security

Social Security’s future solvency has become one of the most commonly-discussed issues in financial planning—and for good reason.  Gallup polls show that an estimated 57% of retirees rely on Social Security as a major source of retirement income—a number that has held steady since the early 2000s.  But when Generation X and Y individuals plan for their future retirem

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

We’re hearing a lot more about identity theft these days—from hackers stealing credit card numbers from big banks and retail stores to individuals opening up credit card or bank accounts in your name, which they can use to write bad checks or make expensive purchases.  Criminal identity thieves may also take out a loan in your name for a car or even a house, and some have manag

5 Tips for Managing Financial Stress

Money is just one of those things that sometimes brings people as much pain as it does pleasure. As the economy in an up cycle of the recession, things are looking better but just the thought and uncertainty of an unstable economy is often enough to bring the fear back into people’s minds

The first step to managing financial stress is to identifying what is beyond your control.

Three Ways to Get More Done in a Day

You may have heard statistics or evidence that multitasking can actually make people less efficient. Actually, in many cases that’s true. Generally speaking, multitasking decreases the level of knowledge and understanding in a given task; and, sometimes it can lead to doing many things but not really accomplishing anything.

Before you get discouraged, however, think about this: what if the people studied in these statistics and data were just doing it wrong? Perhaps the outcome of multitasking is dependent on the approach?

Syndicate content
Website Design For Financial Services Professionals | Copyright 2020 AdvisorWebsites.com. All rights reserved