• WHAT PHYSICIANS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY INSURANCE

    WHAT PHYSICIANS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY INSURANCE

    Why Disability Insurance is Important: Protecting Your Greatest Asset. As a physician one of your greatest assets is your ability to earn a substantial income once you have completed your training and residency, and you should protect it with disability insurance. Most physicians will graduate with a healthy amount of student loan debt from years of schooling, likely totaling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. And while this might be a daunting amount to have to pay back, the opportunity to earn a great income throughout your working career makes the investment worthwhile.

    CONTINUE READING

  • SHOULD YOU REFINANCE YOUR MORTGAGE?

    Photograph of 2 story house in the evening with well kept yeard

    Mortgage rates have been trending down and the US National average for a 30-year mortgage hit 3.45% last week, a full percentage point lower than where it was the same time last year (4.41%). A lower rate means lower payments. If you bought a house today you’d pay $166 less per month on interest versus […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY 401K RIGHT NOW?

    Illustration of bar chart crashing into the red and then increasing into the green

    The swift drop in the stock market from all-time highs into a bear market has left investor’s heads spinning. Almost before anyone had time to fully process the fall, the market started to rebound. Down 30%+ from the peak, the stock market started to recover and as of the beginning of May was only around […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH EXTRA SAVINGS?

    Photograph of glass jar of coins and 3 piles of coins sprouting small plants

    Covid-19 has impacted society and how we go about our day to day lives in many ways, and we will discover more changes as long as it remains a threat without a successful treatment or vaccine. Quarantines, reopening, subsequent outbreak related shutdowns, and looming waves of infection all have the capacity to change our behavior in ways we can’t predict. We have already seen the largest spike in unemployment in the history of the U.S. and some of the largest bailout/stimulus/aid packages passed in record time.

    CONTINUE READING

  • MILLENNIALS HAVE HOW MUCH IN THEIR 401(K)?!

    A recent article in Investor’s Business Daily got a lot of attention online. The subject of the article was how much the average 401(k) balance has increased over the past 10 years split out by generations. Millennials had an average balance of $137k in 2019 up from $10,500 in 2009. While Boomers had an average […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY HANGOVER

    The calendar page has turned from December to January and another holiday season is in the rear-view mirror. If your holidays were anything like mine then you might be feeling a bit of a hangover from all of the overindulging of the last few weeks. It’s easy to get caught up while in the thick […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • POLITICS AND INVESTING

    With all of the ups and downs in the stock market lately, and the multitude of different news headlines you see trying to explain it away – tariffs, potential interest rate cuts, rising or falling inflation, etc. You would be forgiven for worrying how the decisions or tweets made by those in the government will […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • WHAT ARE ESG AND SRI FUNDS?

    Every generation has their different stereotypes informed by their attitudes and behaviors. This is caused by many different factors: the economic, political and social environment when they were growing up; changes in the media, communications, and travel options that occur over time; different education, family and lifestyle priorities. Digging into exactly why different generations prioritize […]

    CONTINUE READING

  • HOW DO FINANCIAL ADVISORS GET PAID?

    Maybe you’ve heard the terms Fee-only, commissions, or Fee-based when it comes to investment advice. But, most people don’t really understand how their financial advisors get paid or even how much they are paying for financial advice. This is due in large part to the number of different ways “financial advisors” are compensated, and the […]

    CONTINUE READING