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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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?