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Goals-Based Savings Can Help You Withstand Market Volatility

2021-10-29T11:53:00-05:00October 29th, 2021|Blog|

Goals-Based Savings Can Help You Withstand Market Volatility By: Stacey Nickens Financial planners and investment advisors have traditionally advocated for a bucket-approach to savings. With the bucket approach, you segment your savings by time until withdrawal. A goals-based approach to saving is a twist on this method. Rather than segmenting your savings by time until [...]

How to Survive a Bear Attack: 6 Strategies for Embracing a Stock Market Downturn

2021-11-01T13:44:55-05:00September 27th, 2021|Blog|

How to Survive a Bear Attack 6 Strategies for Embracing a Stock Market Downturn By: Stacey Nickens Fall is a beautiful time to head out into nature for a camping trip, but enjoying nature doesn't come without risks. You may face dehydration, mosquito bites, and even bears. A bear attack is certainly the worst case [...]

Creating Money Harmony in Your Marriage

2021-09-14T16:12:35-05:00September 14th, 2021|Blog|

Creating Money Harmony in Your Marriage By: Stacey Nickens September is the perfect month for pumpkin spice lattes, the return of Target's Halloween section, and marriage. Traditionally, more couples get married in September than in any other month. June and October take second and third place, respectively. If wedding bells are on your horizon, you [...]

4 Ways to Prepare for Market Volatility

2021-08-02T15:39:20-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Blog|

4 Ways to Prepare for Market Volatility By: Stacey Nickens Every couple of days, I get an email from a client wondering if they should be worried about a market pullback, rising inflation, or some other catastrophic financial event. Often times, investors in the midst of panic wonder if they should move their money entirely [...]

Investments That Could Benefit From Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

2021-04-05T13:53:11-05:00April 5th, 2021|Blog|

Investments That Could Benefit From Biden's Infrastructure Plan By: Stacey Nickens Last week, President Joe Biden revealed his American Jobs Plan. This plan would invest over $2 trillion into American infrastructure projects, including improving highways and modernizing state and federal facilities, amongst other goals. While the plan still needs to pass Congress, many analysts believe [...]

Tax & Funding Provisions in the Proposed Stimulus Package

2021-02-26T14:39:47-05:00February 26th, 2021|Blog|

Tax & Funding Provisions in the Proposed Stimulus Package By: Stacey Nickens The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package today, after which the legislation will head to the Senate for approval. Beyond providing additional stimulus, the package includes an increase in the child tax credit, additional funding for small business [...]

Building Healthy Financial Habits

2021-02-22T16:07:47-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Blog|

Building Healthy Financial Habits By: Stacey Nickens While building habits can be challenging, healthy habits are necessary for our well-being. Habits reduce the amount of decisions we have to make in a day and thus free up brain space to work on more important projects. For example, we build a habit of brushing our teeth [...]

5 Strategies for Managing Your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan

2020-11-10T15:39:03-05:00November 9th, 2020|Blog|

5 Strategies for Managing Your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan By: Stacey Nickens Pension plans have traditionally funded many American's retirements. However, pension plans are becoming increasingly uncommon. In their absence, more retirees are relying on 401(k)s, 403(b)s, or 457 plans. However, I often find that individuals do not take an active role in managing or reviewing [...]