Here is a great article from an economist I have grown to respect. He puts the recent market events into perspective based on the current state of the economy. Read the whole article by clicking here.
For a visual history of Bull and Bear Markets, take a look at this chart by clicking here.
Here is a great chart that shows how major asset classes have performed since the financial meltdown a decade ago. See the chart by clicking here.
Dimensional Fund Advisors put together a good article about the recent market volatility. You can see the whole article by clicking here.
In 2017, we were again reminded of the importance of following an investment approach based
on discipline and diversification vs. prediction and timing. Click Here for the full article.
To view the policy highlights from the House and Senate Conference Committee, please select this link: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
Perhaps the most encouraging outcome of the latest recession is the increasing emphasis on debt reduction by most Americans. We are borrowing less and saving more, and, hopefully, developing some more frugal habits that can lead to healthier finances in the future. Still, many people continue to struggle with their debt. It takes a firm commitment and a lot of discipline, but
Any protection strategy that focuses only on insurance can leave you and your family vulnerable to the threat of legal system which doesn’t necessarily share your objectives.
Face it, life happens, most often beyond your control, and it can sometimes produce some unexpected illnesses or injuries that can potentially disrupt your ability to keep your income flowing. In fact, the most valuable asset that most people have is their ability to earn an income. Yet for many people, it’s the one asset that they haven’t protected.
After several years of wallowing in financial upheaval caused by a severe recession and financial crisis, Americans are, once again, looking to the future. A renewed confidence has many people setting their sights on long term goals that, just a few years ago, may have seemed out of reach.