Triggers for market volatility can come in many different shapes and sizes, i.e. policy uncertainty in Washington, earnings reports, geopolitical unrest, among others; however, volatility is part of investing. Volatile markets tend to make investors, especially novice investors, get startled and begin to question their investment strategies and be tempted to pull out of the […]Read More »
Occasionally, we get asked about buying a low cost diversified mutual fund instead of having PPA do the investments. It’s a fair question, and in the end people are looking for value. We seek to listen and understand our clients and to help them make the best decisions they can with the information they have. We could also point […]Read More »
In the last couple of years, the term Financial Wellness has been used to describe the relationship between money, money-related issues and overall well-being. Financial Wellness involves the process of learning how to successfully manage financial expenses; not having enough money impacts our health as well as our financial performance. Financial stress is commonly found […]Read More »
The Millennial generation is one like no other. Compared to Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers, they often appear to have an overdeveloped sense of entitlement and less motivation to do what their parents did. Many of them are content to continue to live with their parents even after returning home from college. This may lead […]Read More »
Whether you are trying to reduce your monthly expenses or save for a major purchase, there are times when we all need to save more money. Here are some savings strategies to consider. Control Daily Spending Your everyday spending decisions can add up in ways you may not expect. Common behaviors that cost money include: […]Read More »
Today, technology is more fluid and intuitive than ever. Just 10 years ago, the average person didn’t have much access to personal app technology through their smartphone (and to be fair, these days many people only use their smartphones to play games and post photos of their breakfast). But fortunately, for those of us who […]Read More »
Financial stress and anxiety affect millions of people. Most of the stress we deal with during our adult life is sometimes caused by financial-related issues. The reasons for financial stress differ from person to person, but it is important to remember that worry won’t solve anything; taking action to alleviate financial woes, however, does. Here […]Read More »
Estate plans are drafted with the idea of passing wealth to the next generation with a minimum of trouble and expense. It is your list of instructions from “beyond the grave“ with regard to the disposition of your assets and the conditions under which they will or (in some cases) will not be disbursed. What […]Read More »
No matter how young you may have been when you started (properly) managing your personal finances you likely wish you had started sooner. If you have a son or daughter, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews — chances are they all need financial guidance. Financial planning skills are not taught in elementary school. For most Americans […]Read More »
When planning for retirement, it is well known that the earliest you start saving, the better; however, it is never too late to get started and, even if you started late, there are some steps you can take to maximize your savings and the odds of being in good shape at retirement. Below are a […]Read More »
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