Blog and Podcast

Medicare Reviews During Open Enrollment

As your Annual Notice of Change arrives in your mailbox, you may have questions about those changes.  Or perhaps you aren’t sure if the Medicare plan that you have is still meeting your needs.  Your prescription drugs may have changed, and your Drug Plan may not be as suitable as it once was. These items and other questions can be addressed during the complimentary review. Continue reading

What is ESG investing?

You may have heard the term “ESG Investing” in the news, from a friend, or through your church. What exactly is ESG investing, and might it be right for you?   ESG  ESG is an evaluation of a company’s conscientiousness for different factors that are … Continue reading

Ep 80: Should I Sell a Stock With a Large Taxable Gain?

Astute investors know concentrated stock holdings are suboptimal and expose a portfolio to diversifiable risks. But simply selling regardless of tax consequences is also short-sighted. So how do they best fit into your portfolio and financial plan? Continue reading

Much Ado About Inflation

Inflation is garnering media headlines. Is it headed higher? It recently has. But do these price increases signal a coming wave of broad and persistent inflation or just a temporary snapback following the unusually sharp economic downturn in 2020? Continue reading

Ep 78: Unexpected Benefits Married Couples Get From A Financial Advisor

Married couples often get unexpected benefits from working with a financial advisor. Communication is the essence of healthy relationships. Quite often meeting with an emotionally intelligent financial advisor can enhance the communication and understanding between spouses while bringing objectivity to the financial and emotional aspects of the relationship. Continue reading

How Risky Are You Really?

Rather than using non-measurable descriptions of risk like conservative, moderate, aggressive, your customized retirement plan needs to be the foundation to measure risk. A good retirement plan starts with carefully modeling your lifestyle goals, optimizing your income sources from Social Security and pensions, and stress-testing investments against your plan. Once this is done the three types of risk below can be more accurately discussed. Continue reading