Monday Market Update 3/28/22

The Week on Wall Street With growing confidence in the economy’s resilience, stocks posted another week of solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.31%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.79%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 1.98% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, added […]

Monday Market Update 3/21/22

The Week on Wall Street With the Fed embarking on a new course of monetary tightening amid continued fighting in Ukraine, stocks staged a powerful, broad-based rally last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 5.49%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 6.16%. The Nasdaq Composite index soared 8.18% for the week. The MSCI […]

The Greatest Possible Stimulus

Covid Vaccine

From Chief Economist Brian S. Wesbury and his team at First Trust Advisors, L.P. The Greatest Possible Stimulus After receiving the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus from China, it took Moderna just two days (two days!!) to generate the sequence of the vaccine. In less than a month, they produced the first clinical batch […]

Bull/Bear Infographic

A visual, historical perspective on bull versus bear markets and their respective timeframes. This content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information, and provided by Twenty Over Ten. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding […]

Controlling Your Finances And Average Retiree Expenses

Controlling your finances in retirement

Things You Can Do To Help Control Your Finances In Retirement Create a budget Track your spending Automate your savings Create an emergency fund Reduce your debt Review your insurance Know your net worth Average Retirement Expenses Notably, spending in retirement typically declines compared to spending by those who continue working. People are always curious, […]

Case Study Part 3 – Enjoying Retirement

Kraus Capital

Making Sure the Enjoyment Lasts Carol has been retired for three years. She’s done some fun things in that time but, is now realizing that retirement is going to be a long road, and she may not have the means to afford to do all that she wishes. She also has some doubts about her […]

Case Study Part 2 – On the Brink of Retirement

Kraus Capital

Easing the Nerves of a Couple on the Brink of Retirement Ed and Mary both come from a middle-class background and had both worked in skilled technical positions for the phone company for their entire careers. Though they had fostered good saving habits, they felt nervous and anxious on the doorstep of retirement. There wasn’t […]

Case Study Week – Retirement Planning

Retirement planning case study

Retirement Planning As you approach retirement and move into the distribution phase of your life it’s imperative that you work with an advisor that thoroughly understands the risks involved and can help you manage this risk over the course of your retirement. I thought it would be of value to include a few case studies […]

How to Choose a Financial Advisor?

How to choose a financial advisor?

The number one retirement concern is running out of money. If the number one issue is running out of money shouldn’t your advisor’s number one focus be to make sure you don’t? All too often I see advisors and their firms focus on average annual returns and asset allocation strategies versus what’s really most important; […]