Blog and Podcast

Ep 124: Portfolio Moves in Light of Recession Fears

If you could time the beginning and end of a recession exactly by getting out and then back into the stock market, would you be better off? Listen to yler Emrick, CFA®, CFP® discuss what history shows and more. You might be surprised by the answer. Continue reading

Recession Fears & Portfolio Moves

Is the U.S. economy heading toward a recession? This question is seemingly perennial, but no doubt has been a hot topic in the last year. Google Trends has shown the search for ‘recession’ is up several hundred percent since 2022. … Continue reading

Ep 122: Widowed in Retirement – How to Plan for the Financial Changes

Losing a spouse is difficult. Losing a spouse that handles your household finances is devastating. Hear Tyler Emrick, CFA®, CFP®, discuss what you need to know to ensure your household is in good financial shape after you pass and how True Wealth Design helps families when they need it the most – after a loss of a loved one. Continue reading

Ep 121: Faulty Retirement Assumptions

A solid retirement plan starts with making reasonable assumptions on myriad items — your retirement lifestyle and its associated spending and what you can reasonably expect from your investments to just name a few. Poor assumptions will get you off on the wrong foot and may force you to make severe and undesirable lifestyle reductions to get back on track. Continue reading

Bank Failures & Custody Risk

Custody risk? Boring snoring as my four-year-old would say. But recent headlines surrounding bank failures have been anything but. They may have you reasonably wondering about the safe keeping of not only your cash but also of your investments (aka … Continue reading

Ep 120: Bank Busts & Safeguards for Your Investment Funds

Hear Kevin detail key investor protections you benefit from by not having your account a general liability of a bank but a segregated account under custody at either a bank or brokerage as well as providing a brief perspective of what happened at Silicon Valley Bank. Continue reading

The Ferber Group Partners With True Wealth

William "Bill" Ferber of the Ferber Group, located on the west side of Cleveland, has partnered with True Wealth Design. Our firms share a mutual commitment to supporting clients in reaching their financial life goals through well-integrated financial planning and … Continue reading

Understanding Investor Protections

Recent headlines surrounding bank failures may have you wondering: How safe are my investments? How does FDIC insurance work with my investment accounts? What happens if my custodian – Fidelity, BNY Mellon / Pershing, Schwab, TD Ameritrade – becomes insolvent … Continue reading

Ep 119: Top 5 To-Do’s Before You Retire

Getting to the point where you finally decide to retire is one thing, but trying to ride off into the sunset can be an exceptionally tall task. Hear Tyler Emrick, CFA®, CFP®, talk through his five must-do items to help you feel confident about cutting the paycheck cord.     Continue reading