Financial Planning & Strategy

Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis

Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis In September 2008, the brokerage firm Lehman Brothers collapsed due to risky trading in poorly designed securities. This kicked off one of the more dramatic financial crises in American history and what is now referred to as the Great Recession. The 10th anniversary of this event is a natural…

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Preparation is key to financial success

Preparation is key If you have ever attended a closely-matched sporting contest and witnessed a buzzer-beating shot in basketball, an extra inning baseball game, or a shootout in a championship soccer match, it is an experience you are unlikely to forget. In fact, if you take a minute to reflect on it, you will likely…

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What will the market do now?

With two one-day declines of 1,000+ points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently, the media is full of people asking and answering the question, “What will the market do now?”  It is an intriguing question, but for true investors, it is not a question that requires an accurate answer. What will the market do…

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Pros and cons of 529 college savings plans

  Pros and Cons of 529 College Savings Plans Paying for the college education of a child or grandchild is one of the most common goals of families we serve. There are several ways to fund this effort, but one of the most popular is a Section 529 College Savings Plan. 529 plans are named…

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How is the sale of a house taxed?

Most people own more than one home during their lives. How is the sale of a house taxed? Making News… We frequently produce Q&A columns for Florida Today, Investopedia and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. How an investment loss reduces…

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