2022 Year End Tax Planning Basics 

As we approach year-end, we would like to present you with some year-end tax planning recommendations. The window of opportunity for many tax-saving moves closes on December 31, so itis important to evaluate your tax situation now while there is still time to affect...

The Financial Hurricane

2022 has not been a good year for stocks. As I write this, the four major indexes are all down for the year and down a lot. The S&P 500 is down -25%, the Dow -20%, Nasdaq -36% and MSCI All World Ex US is down -29% but even more shocking is the negative performance...

Dear Ron Johnson

Dear Ron Johnson: Recently you came out in favor of changes to the Social Security program that would change the payments that are automatically included in the federal budget to payments that would have to be approved by Congress each year as discretionary spending....

Back to School

With Summer days poolside, beachfront or boat cruising now fleeting, we prepare for the back-to-school rush. As we prepare for the Fall, new editions of textbooks and updates to academic curriculum are key to the back-to-school process, reflecting new data and...

Time to Buy?

The second quarter has ended and we are now halfway through 2022.  The stock market has had its worst start since 1970.  I was not even alive in 1970, however, I have been a financial advisor since 1999 and have seen a number of stock market ups and downs including...

Growth vs Value

When it comes to investing, does one build a personal portfolio slowly, with quality investments that grow steadily over time? Or does one build it quickly with stocks that will grow rapidly as their new products change the world? This is the classic growth versus...