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Weekly Column

“Fee-Based” Does Not Mean Fee-Only Advisor

Watch this video on YouTube In a move that has bewildered many CFPs, the CFP Board of Standards just took a giant step backward in transparency. It chose to no longer inform consumers searching for a CFP of advisors’ compensation models. The CFP Board sets the...

Scary Bear Market Deja Vu

Watch this video on YouTube It’s hard to believe one month ago the Dow Jones average hit a high of 29,551.42. Since then, we’ve experienced a US stock market meltdown and volatility similar to that of 2008. The Dow plummeted to 23,185.62 as of closing on...

Where Would You Put Your Cash?

Watch this video on YouTube The COVID-19 virus. The drop in the stock market. The presidential elections. Alarmist news reports and “expert” predictions about the economic impacts of each. No wonder investors are feeling fearful. When our brains perceive...

Higher Life Expectancy, Lower IRA Required Distributions

Watch this video on YouTube If you are over 72 and own an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or TSP, you may be on the receiving end of a gift from the President. In 2018 he issued an Executive Order on “Strengthening Retirement Security in America.” One of the...

Coronavirus and Your Investment Portfolio

Watch this video on YouTube Last month I was interviewed by NBC about the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) would have on world economies and investment portfolios. My first thought on receiving the phone call was, “Why is NBC calling me? I have no clue about...

National Debt and Possible Tax Increases

Watch this video on YouTube Almost every politician running for president or Congress refers to the alarming growth of the national debt. It is now $23.2 trillion, or $188,000 for each individual taxpayer. Democrats blame the recent run-up of the debt on the...