Archive - January 2016

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest
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It’s Different this Time…or is it?
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What Will My Pension Look Like After Retirement?
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Trader vs. Investor Copy
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2016: Ten Predictions to Count On

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Invest

As a financial planner and fiduciary investment advisor, I work with people with varying goals and vastly different levels of education, income, assets and comfort with technology. I’m often worried by similarities I see among investors of all stripes. Many people simply have no plan when they start investing. Others follow the latest hot investment tips […]

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It’s Different this Time…or is it?

Okay, the stock market is taking a beating. First things first, take a deep breath!  The sky is not falling…just meager snowflakes on this cold winter day here in Nashville.  I turned on the financial networks this morning to find the usual suspects spewing fear.  Run for the hills! Remember the talking heads are there to drive ratings. They are not there to give you personal financial advice!

As with all of the recent market downturns (and I say recent because I can effectively speak for 1990-91, 2000-2002, and 2008-2009 as far as personally experiencing them with a mature level …

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What Will My Pension Look Like After Retirement?

One of my friends asked me to write about the impacts to your cash flow when you retire.  While your cash flow may go up or down based upon a lot of non-military factors, such as relocation or your follow-on career, this blog post will attempt to address the military-specific changes that occur, and which you should take into account when you’re planning for separation or retirement.

Your Pension

If you’re retiring, you should plan your post-military career finances as if you’re not getting a pension.  It might not be possible in all situations, but if you’re able

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Trader vs. Investor Copy

When markets are volatile, people tend to listen more to the various media. CNBC for example, has content on TV and the internet virtually 24/7. But is that content directed towards your goals, or is it more about those who trade constantly? Go to the CNBC.com website and look at the shows to understand their perspective-note daily show names like “Fast Money”, and “Halftime Report” and when reading the descriptions of these shows notice how many times the words “trader” or “trading” are used.

While CNBC and other similar content is interesting and sometimes entertaining, it really is not pointed …

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2016: Ten Predictions to Count On

The New Year is a customary time to speculate. In a digital age, when past forecasts are available online, market and media professionals find it harder to hide their blushes when their financial predictions go awry. But there are ways around that.

The ignominy that goes with making bold forecasts was highlighted in a recent newspaper article, which listed many bad calls US economists had made about 2015. These included getting the timing of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increase wrong, incorrectly calling for a rise in long-term bond yields, and assuming an end to the commodity rout.1

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