What’s Up With Crypto?

Cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in popularity and value over the past year and has quickly grabbed its spot in top financial trends.  And it’s not just your tech-friend in California who invests; big banks and financial institutions have begun taking this new investment opportunity seriously, too. So, what is cryptocurrency and should it have a place…

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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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The SECURE Act 2.0

On December 29, 2022, the SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law by Congress. As you may recall, the original SECURE Act (2019) made several changes that impacted retirees: The goal of the SECURE Act was initially to encourage retirement savings and make it easier for businesses to support their employees with these types of…

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5 Ways To Make Money In The Stock Market

“How do I consistently make money in the stock market?” – the question all investors want to answer! Oftentimes, people look at capital markets as a way for investors to “outdo” the other investors. Market timing, picking “hot stocks”, and calling the bottom are all feeble attempts at trying to outplay the market as a…

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Your Investment Plan – What’s It Based On?

Your Investment Plan

“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?1” While these questions were originally directed to modern culture at large, we think that they can also be applied to investing. Investors must forge a path, or hire a guide, through information and knowledge leading to a…

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Are We There Yet?

It’s summer. Travelers have packed their bags and vehicles and are making their way to beloved destinations – the beach, the mountains, the city. Anyone who has taken a road trip with kids will have heard and identify with the refrain, “are we there yet?”  With inflation running at 40 year highs, mortgage rates climbing,…

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4 Smart Ways To Invest In Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has quickly become a mainstream alternative investment strategy. It’s a digital form of currency that can be exchanged online for goods and services (depending on the company)—essentially, it’s virtual money.  If you’ve gotten this far in your research, you probably know that cryptocurrency is a highly volatile market that isn’t for the faint of…

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What Is Behavioral Finance? And How It Impacts Your Money Everyday

When it comes to money, it’s not just about the decisions you make—why you make them plays an equally critical role in developing healthy financial habits that last a lifetime.  There’s a science to your “why,” and that’s what we like to call “behavioral finance.”  What is behavioral finance, and why is it important? Let’s…

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