We’re in a crisis … different from 2008. The pandemic and prudent, social-distancing response is causing fear, uncertainty, and now panic in financial markets. Listen to Kevin explain the current state of the markets and how this crisis is currently materially different from 2008. Be sure to pay attention to why — from a financial perspective — our country is better positioned to navigate through these troubled times by dusting off 2008’s playbook, and what you need to do to keep your plan on track. Continue reading
Timing the market sounds great, especially during times of market distress like that caused by Cornovirus (COVID-19) concerns. Who wouldn’t want to participate only in the ups while avoiding the downs!? Sadly, the only way market timing will work is for you to get lucky, which is no way to invest your life savings. Learn why and what to do instead. Continue reading
Shocks like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or Russia’s assault on oil prices can’t be predicted. Yet, your financial life plan must be able to weather shocks and your investment strategy respond appropriately. Continue reading
Congress has agreed on something! Your retirement accounts are not estate planning vehicles. (Sigh.) Provisions in the SECURE Act are now law as of 2020 and impact all IRA owners.
Listen to Kevin simplify the laws and unpack the 3 key changes. The good news is that if you’re doing proper planning, you are likely less at risk than conventional media headlines and other financial advisors are reporting.
And be sure to pay listen at the end, when Kevin describes what premortem and postmortem strategies could help you and your family keep more of your hard-earned money. Continue reading
We wrote in July 2019 that a bill known as The SECURE Act was likely to become law since it is one of the only things Congress had bipartisan support for these days. This legislation has become law as of … Continue reading
Pension lump sums are higher in 2020 than 2019. But which should you prefer? Listen to Kevin discuss how to financially evaluate the decision as well as what research shows retirees prefer.
Whether you have a pension from your company or not, you’ll benefit from this episode. Why? Anyone can invest money with an insurance company and receive a lifetime income in the form of annuity payments. So these considerations are universal in crafting your retirement plan.
Company pension plans specifically discussed include Akron Children’s Hospital, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Mercy Health, and Rockwell Automation. Continue reading
My name is Tyler Emrick, CFP®. I am writing a story about my journey since 2007 as a financial advisor. In the beginning, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I am in a position now where I can reflect on my … Continue reading
Sue is a recent widow and has gone through significant life and money transitions. Listen to Sue’s unique story and learn why her financial concerns are likely the same as yours. And be sure to listen to why Sue refused to shake hands at the end of our initial meeting and what she did instead. Continue reading