investing

Asset Class Returns for 2023

When it comes to investing, the term ‘diversification’ is often tossed around, but what does it truly mean to diversify your portfolio?

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How One Overlooked Issue Can Sink Your Retirement

In today’s episode, we spotlight some of the single oversights that could send your dreams to the bottom.

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Will My Portfolio Perform Better with a Republican or Democrat in the White House?

Could the US elections be the market mover that investors have been fretting over, or is that just political noise clouding the bigger financial picture? It’s time to talk about the upcoming election and what it could mean for investors over the next two years.

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Money Mistakes You’ll Regret and How to Avoid Them

Ever wish you could foresee financial missteps before they happen? On today’s episode explore some real-life stories of regret and arm yourself with the essential dos and don’ts to ensure your money works for you, not against you.

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Historical Performance of the Market in Times of Conflict

In this episode, Michael is going to look through returns over the past century to see how the market rebounded after the worst years. While there’s never a guarantee that the future will look exactly like it has in the past, the statistics we’ll share on the show will highlight the importance of investing for the long-term.

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Mailbag: Homebuying, 401k and Early Retirement Decisions

Is there ever a right time to stop contributing to your 401k? Should you help your daughter and her boyfriend with their home purchase? What about deciding to retire at the peak of your earnings? Tune into this episode of Caffeine and Cash Flow where we tackle these questions and more.

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Countdown Clarity: Timing Your Retirement Preparations

From figuring out the right time to be debt-free and when to adjust your portfolio risk, to deciding when to plan for your Social Security benefits or healthcare coverage, this episode guides you through the ideal timeline for each.

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The S&P 493 Has a Nice Ring To It But Not Much Return

There are times when, as your advisor, I must point out that things we might have taken for granted in the past, like assuming the S&P 500 index is automatically a good diversification of your money and use it as a litmus test to compare how we are doing in your portfolio, is not actually holding up.   On its face a basket of 500 stocks would seem to be the definition of diversification.  But it’s not.  Not right now.

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What can we rely on during downturns in the market?

This won’t be the most exotic blog post you will ever read, but stick with me here. If you own whole life insurance or are considering purchasing whole life insurance, then you want to read this article.

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Ep 39: Revealing The Financial World’s Dirty Little Secrets

Every industry has some dirty little secrets. Today we’re letting you in on some of the financial world’s secrets. How many of these are you familiar with? Most of the time, no one really knows what’s going on. You already know that nobody can predict the future, but most financial professionals also have a tough…

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