1 fiduciary

   noun               fi·du·cia·ry             \fə-ˈdü-shə-rē, -ˈdyü-, -shē-ˌer-ē\

  1. one often in a position of authority who obligates himself or herself to act on behalf of another (as in managing money or property) and assumes a duty to act in good faith and with care, candor, and loyalty in fulfilling the obligation.

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What are Employee Stock Options, and why should I care?

You might not care about your employee stock options, but for those who pay attention, the benefits are enormous. In this article we are going to look at two things, first what exactly are employee stock options, and secondly why you should care and take advantage of them. 

What are stock options

Managing Emotions and Expectations during Market Uncertainty

Riding the highs, and experiencing the lows, it is the way of the investment market. However, what if we told you that the key to sound and quality investing is learning how to keep it cool when the market is in turmoil? In this article, we are going to look at some of the tools that can help you manage your emotions and expectationsduring market uncertainty.

Navigating a Financial Crisis

During a crisis, you need answers, and your financial advisor knows this. It is a scramble to find the right information, and sometimes you do not even know whom to call. So, what do you do? Well, luckily for you, we have spent some time thinking about this and have come up with some of the most important things to do to during a crisis. 

Before the Crisis

Uncertainty

We said a few weeks ago that volatility in the markets was getting all the press and that there are bigger issues in front of us.

Uncertainty is the name of the game. We get the latest news, but with no hint of where things go from here. I believe the news is a distraction for the long-term investor, which should include all of us.

What are the benefits of Diversifying my Investments?

Diversification is one of the cornerstones of traditional investment advice. The most common saying we hear is “never put all your eggs in one basket” and the moral holds true. Markets go up and down through economic change, business cycles, and a wide variety of factors changing investment outcomes. Managing these peaks and valleys is the primary goal of an investment plan.

How do I save for a goal?

The goal for your saving plan is up to you. Some people enjoy travel or the latest electronics. Others may save for school or a home purchase. While there are a thousand ways to spend your money, there’s only one way to save it — stick to the plan.

The SECURE Act

On December 20th, President Trump signed into law the SECURE Act, which makes significant changes to retirement savings plans. The bill was signed into law with the intention that it would encourage individuals to save more since roughly one-third of the population does not meaningfully save for their retirement, according to Forbes.com.

Keeping your Personal Finances in Shape

While it’s highly recommended that we use a financial advisor when we start to grow our investment portfolio, there are a lot of things you can do before you ever speak to a financial advisor to grow and maintain your investment portfolio. Investing, like everything else in life, has no guarantees, and even the hottest stock or the best tip may not always perform the way we would like.

Hindsight is 20/20. Foresight Isn't.

The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets.

Life Insurance Options

When John recently lost his wife Betty to cancer, their children were surprised to find out that neither John nor Betty had life insurance. As a result, the children ended up paying the cost of the funeral, and John, currently on a fixed income, is left contemplating whether he can afford to stay in the home they had lived in for over 25 years. 

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