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Wealth Management

An Introduction to Bond Ladders

Bonds play an important role in a diverse investment portfolio. As fixed-income securities, they can provide a stable return until they mature. As with any investment, bonds are subject to a certain amount of risk. Interest rate risk, for one, is the possibility that interest rates will rise after an investor buys bonds, causing them…

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The Sequence of Returns Risk in Retirement

Markets go up and down in ways that are not entirely predictable. For long-term investors, what the market is doing in the present isn’t that troubling; they’ve got a long time to ride out potential downturns. But for recent retirees, an ill-timed market downturn can have a negative impact on their nest egg, increasing the…

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Why Investors Should Avoid Overconcentration

A concentrated position in a single stock can happen to investors for many reasons. They may receive company stock as part of their employee compensation package or they may have bought shares of a single company, hoping to choose a big winner. However, it’s unlikely that a single stock will outperform the market as a…

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Rising Interest Rates

Did you know that consumer prices climbed 6.8 percent in November from the past year – the quickest pace of increase since 1982? Inflation is real and the Federal Reserve is about to take action. The federal funds rate (currently set at zero) is expected to be increased three times in 2022. Let’s talk about…

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Why You Need an Evolving Financial Plan

Financial planning is not a set-it-and-forget-it activity. Rather, financial plans are ever-evolving based on your changing life circumstances. Your goals and priorities may shift as your career evolves and big changes like marriage, having a child, or getting a new job may warrant adjustments to your long-term plan.  Here is a look at the situations…

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Building A Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio

Our values impact the ways in which we shop, socialize, and even invest. When it comes to investments, more and more people are wanting to invest in companies with whom they share values. In this video we will discuss one of the more simple approaches: Socially Responsible Investing (or SRI). What is SRI (or Socially…

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How Diversifying Your Portfolio Can Mitigate Risk

Risk is an inherent part of investing. After all, no one can control the losses or gains of a particular asset, sector, or the market as a whole. But you can take steps to manage your risk by diversifying your portfolio. Here’s a look at what diversification is, why it matters, and how to do…

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Tax Planning Strategies to Consider Before 2022

As the year end approaches, we wanted to share with you important tax strategies to consider, which may help you save on your taxes–now and in the future. Watch this video for a quick summary of the year-end tax tips. Here are the year-end tax planning tips to consider: 1. Potential benefits of converting to…

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Evaluating Your Executive Stock Options

As part of your compensation package, your company might offer you stock options to supplement your salary. While they can be a valuable form of compensation, they also leave you with plenty of decisions to make about how and when to use them. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of stock options to…

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Short-Term Investing

When you think about short-term investing what comes to mind? We talk about long-term investing strategies regularly, but in this video we walk you through short-term investing. A short-term investment typically seeks to protect capital while generating returns. For many people there are various short-terms inside of a larger long-term. Your financial life is not…

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