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Why Diversified Investments Are Crucial

Published by Tyler Schlumpf

There are two main types of risk involved in investing: systematic and unsystematic risk. The first, systematic risk, is the general market risk all investors take when they buy stocks and bonds. Unsystematic risk, however, comes in many different forms. Specific company, credit and liquidity risks are just a few. While systematic risk cannot be diversified away, unsystematic risk can through diversified investments. Read more

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Why Diversified Investments Are Crucial

Published by Tyler Schlumpf

There are two main types of risk involved in investing: systematic and unsystematic risk. The first, systematic risk, is the general market risk all investors take when they buy stocks and bonds. Unsystematic risk, however, comes in many different forms. Specific company, credit and liquidity risks are just a few. While systematic risk cannot be diversified away, unsystematic risk can through diversified investments. Read more

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INFIDELITY – LOVE, SEX and MONEY

By Melanie Hasty-Grant

INFIDELITY – LOVE, SEX and MONEY

Having been a therapist for many years, one of the most devastating issues when working with couples, is infidelity.  There are many forms of infidelity.  Let’s review three of them. Most often what comes to mind is a sexual affair. A sexual affair is when a person engages in sexual activity with someone other than their spouse.  This could be anything from sexual intercourse, to kissing, to making out.   Also included in this category are online affairs through chat rooms, dating and pornography sites.

A lesser known type of affair is what is called an emotional affair.

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

Most people plan to leave the workforce at some point in their life.  While some have a desire to maintain a sense of purpose by working well into their seventies, we more often find ourselves helping people plan for an earlier departure. Achieving financial freedom, or the ability to work because one wants to and not because one needs to, takes time and thoughtful retirement planning.  Read more

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What Does Your Retirement Look Like?

Published by Jake Bleicher

When I think of retirement, I think of spending a month traveling throughout Asia tasting exotic cuisines. I want to go fishing in Alaska with my buddies and send my grandchildren to college. I want to surprise underprivileged children with presents on Christmas, donate to cancer research and leave an inheritance to my children. More than anything, I want the freedom to do what I want to do. I want to enjoy retirement. It is a goal I am working diligently towards. Read more

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Forever and Ever, Amen

Forever and Ever, Amen:  Tips to investing every day in your relationship.

Instead of discussing investments in the stock market, this month let’s look at another type of investment.  Investments in the ones you love.  C.S. Lewis once said “There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.”  Such it is with all types of investing, right?!

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Seven Sins of Divorce

Published by Mark Petersen

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences people may contend with in their lives. With the exception of Ross Geller on Friends, most people may only experience divorce once or twice in their lifetime. With limited exposure to the process, it may be easy to get caught up in the moment and fall victim to one or more of the seven sins of divorce. Read more

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Strategies Aimed at Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

By Melanie Hasty-Grant

Strategies Aimed at Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

In the old days, the Social Security Administration would send you a Social Security statement each year in the mail. It estimated what your benefits would be if you retired at your full retirement Read more

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THE GREED MONSTER IS BACK

By Melanie Hasty-Grant

THE GREED MONSTER IS BACK

I always tell my clients to be aware of the two beasts that run the markets. Their names are FEAR and GREED. Well right now, the GREED MONSTER is back in full force. The greed monster is Read more

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Rollercoasters, Tilt-A-Whirls, and Merry-Go-Rounds

By Melanie Hasty-Grant

Rollercoasters, Tilt-A-Whirls, and Merry-Go-Rounds

Whee! While an exciting adrenaline rush at the state fair, this upside-down, twist around, chug to the top, and scream to the bottom routine is not investors’ idea of a good time. When it comes to your money, I bet it makes you sick at your stomach too! Unfortunately, I believe volatility is not going away. While the markets have chugged their way up from the bottom, we will eventually

 

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