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The Big Wealth Transfer – October Monthly Insight
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." —Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman and who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to cooler...
4 Ways to Avoid Capital Gains Tax
By Lee Sherbakoff, CFP/PFS, CFP, RICP The reality is you owe taxes whenever you make money—or, in IRS terms, when you’ve realized gains. After selling an investment at a higher price than what you paid for it, capital gains tax is waiting right around the...
Retire Comfortably – September Monthly Insight
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." --Pele, Brazilian former professional footballer (soccer) and among the most successful and popular sports figures...
Is it Time to Downsize Your Home?
By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® Regardless of whether you purchased your home long ago or have only been there for a few years, downsizing can be an enticing option for many people as they near retirement. There are plenty of reasons to sell and seek out a...
Inflation Worries – August Monthly Insight
“With regard to interest rates, we continue to expect that it will be appropriate to maintain the current 0 to ¼ percent target range for the federal funds rate…” — July 28, 2021, Statement by Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States...
Our 2021 Midyear Market Update
By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® It’s almost hard to believe that the last year and a half was actually our reality. The unexpected entrance of COVID-19 was a rude awakening for all of us, a harsh reminder that we cannot predict the future, nor do we truly...
Playing the Averages
“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.”— Paul Samuelson, first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences If you walk into a casino and put your money on...
Does it Make Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® The American dream of owning a home—complete with a white picket fence—dies hard; after all, it’s that iconic symbol of financial independence. And with record-low inventory, low interest rates, and high demand, (1) the...
June Monthly Insight – Transitory or Not?
“The American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.” — William E. Simon, American businessman and philanthropist who served as the 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury On Friday, we...
May 2021 Monthly Insight – A Bumpy Ride
“A good summary of investing history is that stocks pay a fortune in the long run but seek punitive damages when you try to be paid sooner.” —Morgan Housel, partner at The Collaborative Fund and former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal By...