Have you ever thought about what would happen to your finances if you were suddenly single? Most people avoid this topic, and understandably so. We don’t want to dwell on things that cause us emotional distress, but what we don’t realize is that by avoiding the topic, we could be setting up our financial life for disaster.
A few years ago I read the Ron Chernow book, Hamilton, about one of our nation’s founding fathers and our first Treasury Secretary, it seemed like required reading for a financial planning lifer like me.
I am fortunate to have picked a profession that encourages (and even potentially rewards) those of us who like to point out the flaws in common wisdom and the madness of crowds.
I'd like to share an interesting piece from LPL research:
As we noted in this week’s Weekly Market Commentary, the equity bull market isn’t limited to only the United States, as various other countries are near either record highs or 52-week highs. Today we take a closer look at two charts that could bode well for a continuation of the global equity rally.
America first? Before you read ahead, let me ask you a question, do you know which stock markets are performing best so far this year? America is sending out the word that we are going to do business with Americans first and the rest of the world is adjusting.
Optimism, in the long run, is a powerful investment tool. The act of investing requires a certain amount of hope, I mean why would you commit dollars to an investment in the first place if you didn't think that you would, eventually, successfully end up with more money?
I’m very proud to share some great news about my broker/dealer – LPL Financial. It was announced today that LPL and its advisors have been ranked No. 1 in net customer loyalty among 24 leading financial distributor firms by Investor Brandscape, a Cogent Reports study release by Market Strategies International.