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Investing in Companies Benefitting from Supply Issues

2021-11-08T16:47:53-05:00November 8th, 2021|Blog|

Investing in Companies Benefitting from Supply Issues By: Stacey Nickens I was visiting a friend recently who decided to make me meatballs. They mixed up the spices and ground turkey, but instead of throwing the meatballs in their oven, they pulled a chunky convection oven out of a cabinet. As they put the meatballs into [...]

3 Bright Spots from October’s Stock Market Performance

2021-11-01T13:46:23-05:00November 1st, 2021|Blog|

3 Bright Spots from October's Stock Market Performance By: Stacey Nickens As we head towards Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of the power of gratitude. Psychology research has shown that gratitude helps people feel happier, feel more content with their day-to-day lives, become healthier, better manage challenges, and develop stronger relationships. With all that said, I encourage [...]

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 [...]

Retiring This Year? 3 Money Moves To Make Right Now

2021-10-15T11:37:24-05:00October 15th, 2021|Blog|

Retiring This Year? 3 Money Moves To Make Right Now By: Stacey Nickens Congratulations! You have worked hard your entire life, and you are ready to rest and enjoy the fruits of your labor. As a financial advisor, I have loved assisting so many clients in moving into and through retirement. As you get closer [...]

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 [...]

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation

2021-07-19T13:16:23-05:00July 19th, 2021|Blog|

3 Investment Opportunities to Hedge Against Inflation By: Stacey Nickens Inflation rapidly accelerated in June, with the consumer-price index increasing 5.4% from a year ago. This is the highest 12-month rate increase since August 2008, but don't panic just yet. A number of factors contributing to inflation are temporary. Supply shortages will likely subside, as [...]

3 Ways To Maintain Your Pandemic Savings Habits

2021-06-07T15:18:16-05:00June 7th, 2021|Blog|

3 Ways To Maintain Your Pandemic Savings Habits By: Stacey Nickens The pandemic was a devastating and challenging experience for our country, but quarantine restrictions may have helped you build healthier financial habits. Instead of eating out, you may have cooked more dinners at home. Instead of dropping money on expensive vacations, you may have [...]