Most of us want to retire—someday. And we aim for our investments to appreciate so that we can distribute income from them throughout our retirement years, without running low on money and equally importantly, without diminishing our style of living. As the capital markets gradually appreciated during 2017, our goals for making work optional—retirement—felt good [...]
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Achieving “millionaire status” is the financial aspiration of many. However, when we do the math in 2018, we realize that for most of us accumulating a million dollars for the future is just step one. With the disappearance of pensions and escalating costs for health care as we age, we need to have multi-millions set [...]
You may be familiar with the idiom, ”A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” When it comes to your money, not only can it be dangerous—it can be downright expensive. For example, one often reads that titling one’s assets as “joint” avoids probate following a death; doing so is touted as smart because it [...]
This is the time of year when we wish that every financial document we have was expertly filed in just the right place, so that heading off to our accountant to take care of our income tax-filing could be seamless and stress-free. However, many of us procrastinate the task of organizing our financial documents. If [...]
Bringing cheer to all we meet during the holidays is a fantastic expression of the love we feel–for our families, friends, colleagues, and our community. It is a spontaneous affirmation of the interdependence of the lives we enjoy. In light of this sentiment, we invite you to join us in the following endeavor honoring an [...]
We received a call from Marvin, who finally decided he felt uncomfortable having $2 million in just a single stock. Yes, he loves the stock and is loyal to the company; he first acquired the stock because he worked for the company years ago at the beginning of his career. But so much money in [...]
Jeremy has been an entrepreneur since high school. His pride and joy is the restaurant he opened upon graduating and has built into a successful enterprise over the past two decades. When we met, he reported that he promised himself for the last five years that early retirement was just around the corner. He wants [...]
Rachel would tell you she likes to make money, not count it. However, what stands out when you meet her are her phenomenal entrepreneurial skills. In fact, Rachel’s relentless effort in her business endeavors, coupled with a superb instinct for calculated risk-taking, led to the accumulation of a nest egg of over $6 million saved [...]
You would not expect a business to succeed unless the owners established short and long-term goals, and took the time to track expenses and income. When it comes to couples and money, the same expectations hold true. Setting goals and tracking financials can make all the difference to a lifetime of financial success. But as [...]
If you are like many of us, you believe your employer-sponsored 401(k) plan is “free.” After all, you do not receive a fee report outlining the calculation of your pricing. And perhaps with respect to your personal investing, you or others you know may also have reason to believe investment advice is virtually free. For [...]