Where We Are The final week of September brought not only a change in season but also a change in sentiment. Additional stimulus measures, strong corporate earnings and well-received news from the Federal Reserve contributed to positive momentum through the early summer months. However, global capital markets ultimately disappointed in the third quarter, leaving [...]
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September is the month many of us associate with “back to school.” September of 2021 is a singular back to school moment for many students who experienced an interruption to their in-person education due to the pandemic. Perhaps that makes this school year extra special and a good time to re-evaluate your child’s financial education. [...]
With all that the pandemic brought to our doorsteps, many of us put our travel plans on hold. However, travel is returning, which brings to mind the sights that are of interest. A short list might include visits to the Seven Wonders of the World. While you are testing yourself to see how many [...]
Personal finances can become a stumbling block for many of us. As Joslyn G Ewart, Founding Principal of Entrust Financial LLC, describes in her podcast hosted by Gillian Johnson, COO for Envision2bWell, some straightforward planning accompanied by simple arithmetic can make a lasting difference in achieving our most important financial goals, even when planning [...]
If you are like most investors, you would like perspective on how financial market trends may affect your portfolio of investments. For user-friendly commentary, please enjoy the quick read and chart following. As always, our Entrust advisors welcome the opportunity for a conversation. Entrust Financial LLC® Market Commentary for the First Quarter, 2021 Following [...]
BY SBN MAR 24, 2021 Your business’ health and well-being are essential to our local economy. Following a year that exhausted whatever savings many businesses had, and exacerbated long-standing economic inequities, SBN wants to see your business grow and thrive while making sure that you and your employees are protected. Through the help of [...]
The year 2020 was a wild ride on many levels, which may make the December holidays more meaningful and enjoyable than ever. We certainly hope that yours are, and that like our Entrust team, you are focused on an excellent year to come in 2021. To enhance your celebrative spirit of the season right [...]
Investors have faced a lot of uncertainty so far this year, particularly due to the pandemic, and it is not over yet. One reason is that Presidential election years, by definition, cause some concern about what might come next. We would like to reassure you by mentioning that research¹, from 1933 to the present, indicates [...]
Part Three of Three Joslyn G Ewart, CFP® — September 15, 2020 There may be no better starting place for a discussion of Retirement Security in a Pandemic, III: Invest for the long-term, than a refresher regarding the marshmallow test. The marshmallow test was a study on delayed gratification led by Stanford University professor, [...]
Part Two of Three Joslyn G Ewart, CFP® — August 4, 2020 It is not uncommon for considerations of retirement security to begin with a debate about the capital markets: Will they go up or will they go down? This focus—just as you are trying to plan your retirement savings, establish your retirement date, [...]