With investment discipline, the upside can take care of itself. I seek to protect your downside.
Who we serve
We provide face-to-face personalized service. We primarily serve retired clients, or those nearing retirement.
Our first priority is helping you work towards overall financial success. We want to learn more about your situation, identify your dreams and goals, understand your tolerance for risk, and your desired lifestyle. We seek to form a team of professional managers that are among the best in their category and manage them.
The Biggest Fear!
As I've often said on my Fox News Radio program, the S&P hit a high in 2000, and it took until 2013 to recover and sustain new moves higher. If you were withdrawing retirement income, you might never have recovered. Much of the industry recommends "buy and hold", but to a retired investor, that can be dangerous advice. Long-term is relative.
For decades, the "4% rule" suggested a sustainable withdrawal rate could be 4% of your portfolio. Many now think that may be too high with historically low bond yields and an stock market that has been virtually flat for a year and a half and overdue for a correction. Twice since 2000, the S&P had dropped more than 50%. For many, if they had a major drop in their portfolio before or in retirement, they might have to take a corresponding drop in their retirement income stream and have a reduced lifestyle. In 2009, some investors had to downsize, relocate, eliminate their second home, and make other adjustments. That doesn't have to happen!
No strategy assures success or completely protects against loss.
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A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
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