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Should I invest in mutual funds in retirement?

2021-01-18T13:44:49-05:00January 18th, 2021|Blog|

Should I invest in mutual funds in retirement? By: Stacey Nickens Mutual funds are very common investment vehicles inside of pensions, 401(k)s, and other savings accounts. People often choose mutual funds because they allow individuals to invest in hundreds of companies at once, reducing their investment risks through diversification. However, as you move into or [...]

The Stock Market This Week: December 7-11

2020-12-11T17:59:00-05:00December 7th, 2020|Blog|

The Stock Market This Week: December 7-11 By: Stacey Nickens Earnings Reports Thor Industries reported earnings per share of $2.05 and revenue of $2.54 billion in the first quarter. Thor beat expectations on both revenue and EPS, citing increased demand for RVs due to the pandemic. Smartsheet reported revenue of $90.9 million in Q3. Smartsheet's [...]

5 Vaccine Distribution Investment Opportunities

2020-12-07T15:45:16-05:00December 7th, 2020|Blog|

5 Vaccine Distribution Investment Opportunities By: Stacey Nickens This past month, Moderna and Pfizer (in partnership with BioNTech) released promising vaccine results. Pfizer and BioNTech said their candidate was 90% effective, and Moderna said their vaccine was 94.5% effective. The companies have since applied for emergency use authorization for their respective vaccines. With vaccine distribution [...]

5 Steps for Understanding Your Retirement Spending Needs

2020-12-17T16:55:55-05:00December 4th, 2020|Blog|

5 Steps for Understanding Your Retirement Spending Needs By: Stacey Nickens Many of my clients list their primary savings goal as saving for retirement. However, this goal can feel general and amorphous. It can be helpful to better understand your specific spending needs in retirement and save for those needs. Moreover, planning for retirement goes [...]

The Stock Market This Week: November 30 – December 4

2020-12-04T16:28:28-05:00November 30th, 2020|Blog|

The Stock Market This Week: November 30 - December 4 By: Stacey Nickens Earnings Reports Salesforce reported earnings per share of $1.74 and revenue of $5.42 billion in Q3. Both their EPS and revenue clocked in above expectations. Despite that, some analysts were concerned about a drop in Q3 billings as well as margin pressure [...]

Developing an Estate Plan: Drafting a Will and Designating Powers of Attorney

2020-11-23T15:56:47-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Developing an Estate Plan: Drafting a Will and Designating Powers of Attorney By: Stacey Nickens Christmas wish lists were popularized in the late 1800s. An illustrator, Thomas Nast, published a series of pictures depicting Santa Claus reading letters from naughty and nice children. Nast later drew and published a picture of a child mailing their [...]

Developing an Estate Plan: Creating a Master Directory

2020-11-20T17:33:05-05:00November 20th, 2020|Blog|

Developing an Estate Plan: Create a Master Directory By: Stacey Nickens I've always been a planner. When I homeschooled my children, I loved making their daily checklists and printing those checklists on pretty, bordered stationaries. I'm known for my love of calendars and flash cards, and I've never seen I list I didn't like. However, [...]