Here’s to Your Wealth

I am a nationally recognized financial advisor and speaker. I specialize in helping people through life transitions such as divorce, job changes, or death of a partner. I cover personal finance issues facing the working class, affluent investors, and near retirees. My periodic contributions to the market commentary titled “Here’s To Your Wealth” are designed to provide useful information for those who are pursuing a better financial life.

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BLOG: 4 Risks To The Current Stock Market Rally

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Thus far in 2020, the U.S. stock market is off to a virtually uninterrupted, positive start. There are legitimate reasons for stock investors to be optimistic, including an expected increase in corporate earnings as well as continued strength from the U.S. consumer fueled by strong wage growth and low unemployment. The economy is also benefiting […]

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BLOG: A Potential Risk To The Stock Market: The Return Of Inflation

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The 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act added accommodative fiscal policy to the already expansionary monetary policy instituted by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). Such dual economic stimulus has not been in effect for most of the past four decades. Outside of two sharp economic and stock market crashes, these recent decades have […]

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BLOG: Four Unconventional Financial Tips To Consider

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Financial planning is very unique to each individual and specific advice will vary for each person and situation. Sometimes in our practice, we offer guidance that runs counter to popular opinion. Here are four strategies that can be considered unconventional yet may be appropriate in specific circumstances. Don’t use your HSA for medical reimbursement. Sure, […]

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The Most Reliable Ways To Generate Retirement Income

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With over 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the question of how to pay bills during retirement is on the minds of many. I have almost daily conversations with individuals planning for their next stage of life and surprisingly, while each situation is unique, the choices all dovetail into the same five ways that cash […]

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Countering Financial Illiteracy: Practical Tips For Pre-Teens

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There is a growing realization that America’s youth are not prepared to make complex, or even some daily financial decisions. And in a world where private sector pensions are becoming rare, being financially literate, understanding the role of money, and being able to save for eventual retirement is becoming increasingly important. Fortunately, some colleges are […]

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Investing Tips From The U.S. Open Tennis Championships

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For two incredible weeks, the world’s best tennis players compete for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Outstanding coverage can be found on ESPN and the Tennis Channel with former players and expert analysts offering tips and observations of the players and their strategies.  While watching the first week of action, I realized these extremely talented […]

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Love Is Lovelier The Second Time Around – 11 Tips To Keep It That Way

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Frank Sinatra famously sang “love is lovelier, the second time around”. It is understandable that when love strikes again you may want to avoid the buzzkill of talking about money and finances. But planning before you tie the knot can prevent marital spats later. And with 67% of second marriages ending in divorce planning makes […]

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The Biggest Reasons You Don't Control Your 401k Costs

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I often read about how investors can lower their 401(k) costs, and the suggestion seems to be that participants have the power to control everything in their plan. This is not the case. The structure of a 401(k) plan doesn’t provide participants with all the power they need regarding costs. However, there are a few […]

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Risks to the 2019 Stock Market Rally

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As Jerry Garcia sang, “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been.” The same might be said today of the stock market—over the past ten years of market expansion, there have been a lot of wild swings and surprises. Nevertheless, as evidenced by a very strong 2019 first-quarter performance, the bull market in stocks continues. The […]

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Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Hiring A Financial Advisor

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It’s easy to find tips on how to pick a financial advisor, but it’s harder to know what is best for you. We all see the endless ads from the legacy brokerage firms, banks looking to expand their ‘share of wallet,’ low-cost discount shops, and robo-advisors. Further adding to the confusion is that the industry […]

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