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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Problems with Probate
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.