Stock Market Commentary June 2021

Stock Market Commentary June 2021

How to analyze today’s market Many factors are at play as we look to analyze today’s market. The major indexes were positive in May, but technology and other growth stocks continued to underperform.  The technology-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.53% in May, while the S&P 500...
Consumer Prices Rise: US Inflation Explained

Consumer Prices Rise: US Inflation Explained

The US inflation rate is a popular conversation these days as we have seen a gallon of gas rise from sub $2 levels to above $3 in some areas of the state. Lumber prices have also been a hot topic as COVID-19 caused a delay in some home projects due to lumber prices...
Lump Sum vs Pension: Planning Life After Retirement 

Lump Sum vs Pension: Planning Life After Retirement 

Pensions are a luxury that very few pre-retirees are still being offered today. Most employers are shifting away from pensions because these retirement benefits create a significant strain on the company’s cash flow. However, if you have a lump sum vs. pension...
Financial Advisors Share Advice for Investing Beginners

Financial Advisors Share Advice for Investing Beginners

Taking the first steps in planning your financial future can be scary. But there’s good news: you do not need a Ph.D. in finance to start growing your wealth. Saving for retirement and other long-term goals is a matter of getting started and working with someone you...
Stock Market Commentary May 2021

Stock Market Commentary May 2021

There are many interesting points to consider when analyzing today’s market. The major indexes bounced back in April, but technology continued to underperform.  The leaders this month were Energy, Financials, Real Estate, and Communication Services.  For the...
How Disability Insurance Works

How Disability Insurance Works

Continuing our current discussion, we have been looking at various types of insurance over the past couple of months. Overall, insurance is a risk management process. Risk is managed by buying the insurance policy to protect against a financial loss event. We will...