Retirement Insights

When Headlines Worry You, Bank on Investment Principles

By McLean Asset Management

Media outlets are in the business of enticing you to consume their content. Headlines are a primary way to get you to click and drive traffic. So rather than rummaging through your portfolio looking for trouble when headlines make you anxious, turn to your investment plan instead. Hopefully, your plan is designed with your long-term…

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Planning for Cognitive Decline

By McLean Asset Management

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…

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Occam’s – How Long is the Long Term?

By Bob French, CFA

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…

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2022 – Q4 Quarterly Market Review

By McLean Asset Management

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.    …

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Why You Make a Profit From Investing

By Bob French, CFA

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…

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What Makes the Markets Move

By Bob French, CFA

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,…

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2022 Year-End Tax Planning Reminders

By McLean Asset Management

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…

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Occam’s – Do the Midterm Elections Matter to the Market?

By Bob French, CFA

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…

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2022 – Q3 Quarterly Market Review

By McLean Asset Management

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…

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