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Will the U.S. Election Affect Stock Market Returns?

With election season heating up, debates on what a Trump or Biden victory could mean for the stock market are intensifying, too. Read more…

What Are Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and How Do They Work?

Employers grant restricted stock units (RSUs) for various reasons: outstanding performance, tenure, company milestones, or simply as a token of appreciation to drive employee retention, but often there is minimal guidance on what these are or how to build them into your financial plan to maximize Read more…

Maximizing Retirement Savings: Which Accounts to Max Out and In What Order

Navigating the landscape of retirement savings can be complex, especially for high earners with sizeable assets and significant retirement goals. Read more…

100% Stock Portfolio: Sound Strategy or Click Bait?

In the world of investing, the allure of higher returns can often overshadow the importance of prudent risk management. Read more…

Is My Investment Portfolio Properly Tax-Optimized?

It’s common knowledge that simply saving for retirement isn’t enough. Investing those savings can help your nest egg outpace inflation and grow exponentially to maximize your retirement potential. Read more…

10 Reasons You Shouldn't Do Your Own Investing: What We've Learned Over 40 Years in the Market

With so much information on market trends and investing strategies seemingly easily available, managing your own investments might seem appealing. The idea of DIYing is one worth investigating, particularly for those with a strong interest in their finances. Read more…

The Untold Advantages of Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Congratulations! Your employer has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)! It’s easy to know what to make of excellent healthcare or an annual bonus, but it’s harder to wrap your head around how to participate in a well-managed ESPP. Should you participate? How much should you contribute? Is it Read more…

Comparing Robo-Advisors to Traditional Wealth Managers: What is Better For Your Needs?

If you’ve outgrown DIYing your investment management strategy, you have two options — use a robo-advisor or work with a wealth manager. Read more…

What is Tax Loss Harvesting and Why is It Important?

Nobody wants to see their portfolio balance drop in a down market. But if you invest for the long term, experiencing ups and downs along the way is inevitable. Tax loss harvesting is one way to use market volatility to your advantage and keep your financial plan moving in the right direction. This Read more…

How Backdoor Roth Conversions Work

Roth IRAs are an essential part of a diversified retirement plan. The most significant benefit of a Roth IRA is its potential to deliver massive tax savings over time. Read more…

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