Planning for Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline doesn’t necessarily happen overnight. There is a continuum of deterioration ranging from mild impairment to dementia. Planning for your own cognitive decline is an essential component of your financial plan and can have significant implications if not done in a timely manner. It is vital to consider whether you are prepared if something…Read More
Occam’s – How Long is the Long Term?
Everyone always talks about investing (and planning) for the long term. But they’re usually vague about what the “long term” actually means. Does that mean 5 years? 10 years? More? (Spoiler: the answer is definitely more). And frankly, talking about how you need to focus on the long term can feel like a bit of…Read More
2022 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review
This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic. …Read More
Why You Make a Profit From Investing
Almost everyone knows that they need to invest their money to help prepare for retirement. It’s one of the keys to getting where you want to go. The markets may (ok, they will) bounce around in the short term, but over the long term, they have done very well for disciplined investors. But why have markets been…Read More
What Makes the Markets Move
Financial markets are constantly on the move, and those moves can have serious implications for what your retirement will look like. Still, most people don’t really have any clue as to why the markets move the way they do. They see it as some dark alchemy, or at best, essentially random. In the long run, though,…Read More
2022 Year-End Tax Planning Reminders
As we approach the end of the year, there is still time to take advantage of tax-saving opportunities. This article outlines a few things to investigate before December 31. We recommend you consult your professional advisors before implementing any strategy to ensure alignment with your personal circumstances. Employer Retirement Plan Contributions Now is the time…Read More
Occam’s – Do the Midterm Elections Matter to the Market?
The 2022 midterm elections are coming up (remember to vote on November 8th). With every election, there’s always a lot of talk about how important it is to vote (true), and that if the other side wins it means the end of the world (potentially less true). There are always important issues at play, and…Read More
2022 – Q3 Quarterly Market Review
This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic. Download Quarterly…Read More
A Tax on Giving – Understanding the Gift Tax Rules
Getting taxed once is hard enough, but getting hit a second time on the same dollars? That’s enough to give even a compliant taxpayer the urge to toss crates of tea into Boston Harbor. Whether double taxation like the gift tax is morally right or not is a topic for someone else to tackle. But if you…Read More
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