Investing Performance: Peaks and Valleys

“Investments can be a source of pain or pleasure, as well as the subject of books or media narratives with heroes and villains. A feature in these narratives turns on the performance record produced by an investor or an asset class. As interesting as the stories are, what framework can we use to think about…

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Restarting Student Loan Payments

As of October 1, 2023, the “pause” on federal student loan payments has ended. The pause was enacted during COVID-19 in 2020 and has been in place for nearly 3 ½ years. During this time, federal student loans stopped any automatic payments and did not collect interest. Borrowers were permitted to continue paying down the…

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Sense and Cents: Money Matters for Kids

Parents want their children to grow up to be financially healthy. We all have a money script, or a default mode in the ways we interact with and use money. Often our money patterns are ignored, inherited, imbibed or intentional (or a combination of all these). When ignored, we live in a constant state of…

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4 Myths About Financial Advisors and Investing Debunked

Properly managing your money is one of the most important things to prioritize. Money isn’t everything, but it can be a catalyst for what you care about most: retirement, career advancement, lifestyle goals, and more. Because money management is so critical for our well-being, many people seek help from financial advisors. A great financial advisor…

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How Your Estate Plan Will Help You Leave A Legacy

An estate plan is an essential part of your retirement planning. Thinking about this era of your life may feel far off, but planning for it now will help you feel at ease. An estate plan also lets you know that your loved ones are taken care of and that your money will support things…

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Silicon Valley Bank 🏦

While spring approaches, markets have grown turbulent on news of potential problems in the banking sector after the rapid closure of Silicon Valley Bank. Nearly every year, the FIDC puts a few banks into receivership. As a result of the Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009), 157 banks failed by 2011. The total assets affected during that…

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When Is The Best Time To Collect Social Security Benefits?

Over 69 million people in the United States receive social security benefits — so needless to say, it’s a pretty important topic. Understand that the government is simply giving you back all the money they deducted from your paychecks (“FICA”) while you were working.  But with the many nuances and complexities of the social security…

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