The Next President Is Unlikely To Sink The Economy - Or The Stock Market
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:42
Dire predictions about past presidents have usually proven to be wrong. If history is any guide, the US economy and the stock market will be fine in the long run no matter who gets elected.
Emergency Funds: Preparing for the Unexpected
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 09:37
Many people don’t understand the importance of establishing and maintaining an emergency fund until it’s too late. Are you financially prepared for a leaky roof? How about a broken-down car? If you lost your job, how long would you be able to support yourself and your family until you got a new one?
4 Ways To Stay Calm When The Markets Stumble
Posted by Lignum Wealth Management on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 08:53
Shock events such as the coronavirus outbreak and related stock market volatility can cause investors and 401(k) plan participants to act on their emotions. Putting a plan in place when markets turn south — and reviewing that plan when emotions are running high — can temper this impulse.
Capturing a Lifetime of Memories: A Self-Interview Guide
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:40
It doesn’t take much to capture valuable memories—just a notepad and pen, or your smartphone. While you could write down all the answers, it might be easier and more fun to record them for future generations to hear and see! Other than that, our best advice is to be open and honest about your thoughts and experiences. While recording your memories might feel a bit forced at first, you’ll be surprised at how easy it flows once you get started.
Market Update for the Quarter Ending December 31, 2019
Posted by Lignum Wealth Management on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 08:41
What a difference a year can make. At the end of 2018, markets were selling off due to political concerns, and the year finished on a sour note. But 2019 had a significantly better ending for investors.
Countdown to Retirement
Posted by Christopher Wakeman on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:05
Before making any plan, it’s important to have a clear end goal in mind. Setting a target retirement date will help you create a timeline and guideposts you can measure your progress against.
Market Update for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2019
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:13
U.S. markets had a positive September, which helped offset volatility earlier in the quarter. The S&P 500 returned 1.87 percent in September and 1.70 percent for the quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average performed better, with a 2.05 percent monthly gain and quarterly growth of 1.83 percent. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, with a 0.54 percent monthly gain, taking the index to a 0.18 percent gain for the quarter.
Caring for an Aging Parent
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:05
Caring for aging parents can be a difficult planning aspect to balance. If you are among the “Sandwich Generation,” you may be trying to support your aging parents as well as your own children. Today, individuals are living longer than before, so it is better to be prepared.
Protecting Inheritances for Married Children
Posted by Anne Wakeman on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 21:39
Statistics suggest that a high percentage of marriages will end in divorce. Although you may not be concerned about your own marriage, are you worried about protecting the assets of your married children?
Market Volatility, Risk Tolerance and a Good Nights Sleep
Posted by Matthew Adamson on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:06
Market volatility shouldn’t keep you up at night. Easier said in theory than in practice, right? The week of October 8th was a quick reminder that volatility exists in the stock market. Always has and always will. While a 3% drop in the S&P 500 is outside of the daily norm, a 1% swing isn’t.