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A client recently reached out to set a time to review her benefits during Open Enrollment. This is a great practice and one I thought would be worth sharing in this week’s column What is Open Enrollment? Every year, employees are able to review and make changes to employee benefits during a process called Open […]

Client Question: Open Enrollment

October 27, 2022

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A client reached out this week, expressing concerns about the decline in her portfolio. As I started to provide my rationale for staying the course and how markets go thru cycles, etc. , she said “thanks, I just need the hang in there pep talk once in a while.” Don’t we all? It has been […]

Go Ahead, Take the Next Step

October 20, 2022

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There was a slight bit of good news for US individuals this week as the IRS published certain key items that will apply to 2023 income taxes. A client reached out for confirmation of the changes – so let’s cover them here. Before we dive into details, it’s helpful to understand what is driving these […]

Client Question: 2023 Tax Changes

October 20, 2022

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Congratulations, you’ve survived another week as an investor in 2022! A week where we have seen positive and minus +2% moves in equity markets within the same day. Is anyone else just a bit tired of this?! Much of this week’s excitement centered around – you guessed it – inflation. You can read more on […]

Sage advice

October 13, 2022

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Inflation seems to come up in every client conversation these days – rightfully so!  This week it was an extra hot topic with Thursday’s latest CPI release for September 2022.  Let’s cover some of the highlights What do I need to know about September’s inflation report? The September Consumer Price Index (CPI – or “CP-High” […]

Client Question: Inflation Charges On

October 13, 2022

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No, this isn’t a sing-along to the classic 80’s song but rather a question that I’m sure many investors (perhaps yourself included) find themselves asking after another rough quarter. Markets had a tumultuous end to Q3, as rates rose and equities sold off (read more about that dynamic in this week’s client question). In combination […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

October 6, 2022

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It’s hard to escape the constant chatter about rising interest rates lately, so it was only natural for a client to ask about the interplay between interest rates and asset prices. Interest rates are an essential driver of asset prices. You don’t have to take it from me – here’s a quote from famed investor […]

Client Question: Interest Rates & Asset Prices

October 6, 2022

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We took a lot of road trips when I was a child. Much to my parent’s chagrin, I would usually ask (at least a few times per trip) the age old question – “are we there yet?” I wasn’t trying to be annoying, I promise! I was simply tired of sitting still, tired of waiting […]

Are we there yet?

September 29, 2022

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A client reached out this week to confirm what seemed like news that was too good to be true (especially in a year when it seems all prices are going up). Are Medicare premiums for Part B really going down in 2023? We’re happy to report the answer is yes! Read on to learn more. […]

Client Question: Are Medicare Premiums Really Going Down?

September 29, 2022

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On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve issued yet another increase in the Federal Fund Rate, bringing it to 3-3.25%. (Note: you can read more detail on the meeting and the implied rate path here) I listened to the press conference from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell – and one phrase kept coming into my mind […]

No Pain, No Gain

September 22, 2022

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