Market Volatility and Your Investing Strategy

Friday, 06 March 2020

Market Volatility and Your Investing Strategy

Fluctuations in your investment accounts can stir up negative emotions, making you want to hit the panic button. But in turbulent times, it’s more important than ever to remain calm and stay on course toward your long-term retirement savings goals.

What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Investors?

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Presented by Doble LeBranti Financial Group

Despite attempts by Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus, the numbers make clear that the virus is now spreading around the world. According to the World Health Organization, there are 79,331 confirmed cases, of which 77,262 are in China and 2,069 are outside of China (as of February 24, 2020). Unfortunately, the numbers only seem to be growing, with the Washington Post recently reporting that there were 833 confirmed cases in South Korea and 53 confirmed cases in the U.S.


Indeed, the markets have taken notice. As of this writing, global financial markets are down by 3 percent or more. Here in the U.S., they are down by almost 5 percent from their peaks. This drop is one of the largest in recent months, and it reflects the sudden apparent surge in coronavirus cases. Investors are clearly expecting more bad news—and rather than wait for it, they are selling.

Is selling the right thing to do? Probably not. The virus could continue to spread and even get worse. But we do know a couple of things.

Prioritizing Your Financial Health in the New Year

Friday, 31 January 2020

Presented by Rich LeBranti

Prioritizing Your Financial Health in the New Year

It’s that time of year when many people set goals with the hope of changing their lives in the months to come. Some may set their sights on losing a significant amount of weight or training for a marathon, while others may want to spend more time with family or other loved ones. Whatever your plans, consider adding a few of the financial changes described below to your resolution list, too, to help you turn 2020 into an even better year. 

Pay Down Debt

Having debt is normal, but having too much debt, particularly as your credit card statement start flowing in after the holidays, can quickly become overwhelming. As you start the year, make a plan to pay off the debts with the highest interest rates first. Also, it’s always wise to pay more than the minimum payment. If you’re financially able to pay a bit more than the monthly amount due on your mortgage, car loan, or other debt, do so. You’ll pay off your debt faster and save more on interest in the long run.

Increase Your Savings

Now that we’re exiting the season of “spend, spend, spend,” it’s time to focus on saving. Perhaps you’d like to save for a dream vacation, a down payment for a new home, or an emergency fund to cover the unexpected. By setting a goal and outlining a timeline and strategy for reaching it, you’ll find it easier to achieve your desired result.

The New TRACED Act: Protecting Consumers from Robocalls

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The New TRACED Act: Protecting Consumers from Robocalls

Whether at home, work or on a cell phone, it's a scenario in which many Americans have found themselves: answering a phone call only to find out it's from an unwanted robocaller. In fact, the number of unwanted robocalls in this country has skyrocketed in recent years. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ranks unwanted robocalls highest on their list of consumer complaints.1

A 5-Year Countdown to Retirement

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Planning to retire in the next five years or so? Take these key steps today to better position yourself for this life-changing event.

A 5-Year Countdown to Retirement

1) Set Your Target Date

You don’t have to etch the date in stone, but you do need a timeline to measure your progress.

  • Consider a phased retirement, which lets you transition from full-time work to reduced hours.
  • Talk to your employer about how reduced hours will affect your pension, health insurance, and other employee benefits.

2) Envision Your Retirement

Think about what you want to do in your golden years.


  • Be realistic in what your lifestyle will be like as you age.
  • Think through any additional expenses you may incur.
  • Share your vision so we can understand where your accounts should be as you move through your pre- and postretirement years.

What the SECURE Act Means for You

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

What the SECURE Act Means for You

On Friday, December 20, the SECURE Act (officially titled the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) was signed into law We will review some of the key highlights of the new law.

Ten Year-End Tax Tips for 2019

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Dennis Doble Here are 10 things to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.

Ten Year-End Tax Tips for 2019

1. Set aside time to plan

Effective planning requires that you have a good understanding of your current tax situation, as well as a reasonable estimate of how your circumstances might change next year. There's a real opportunity for tax savings if you'll be paying taxes at a lower rate in one year than in the other. However, the window for most tax-saving moves closes on December 31, so don't procrastinate.

  1. Defer income to next year

Consider opportunities to defer income to 2020, particularly if you think you may be in a lower tax bracket then. For example, you may be able to defer a year-end bonus or delay the collection of business debts, rents, and payments for services. Doing so may enable you to postpone payment of tax on the income until next year.

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