As anybody who has lived in Prescott for any length of time knows, we commonly are found on top 10 lists for the best places to retire in the United States. Our proximity to beautiful lakes, hiking, outdoor recreation, and a lively downtown entertainment district keeps tourists streaming in for … Read more about A Financial Tool Prescott Retirees Should Know About!
How The Election Can Impact Prescott Resident’s Retirement
Prescott just got a massive reminder of the upcoming election when the president visited this past Monday. As a financial advisor in Prescott, the election has been on the top of my mind. I've had several clients, the general public, and even the media getting in touch with me to see how the … Read more about How The Election Can Impact Prescott Resident’s Retirement
Prescott Specific Financial Advice for 2020
Prescott Specific Financial Advice for 2020 As financial advisors in Prescott, we get to see what people in our community are most concerned about when it comes to their financial security in 2020. While many of our client's concerns are similar to those of individuals nationwide, a few things … Read more about Prescott Specific Financial Advice for 2020
Prospects for the Automotive Sector
We take a lot for granted, including the condition of the car that sits in our driveway. During the coronavirus pandemic, those cars have been sitting idle much more than usual. That’s not necessary a bad thing. It means we spend less money on gas and maintenance. Also, our risks of having an auto … Read more about Prospects for the Automotive Sector
Recovery: COVID-19 First, Then the Economy
The World Health Organization recently reported that while some countries have made effective inroads to contain COVID-19 within their borders, the pandemic is still well on the rise throughout the world.1 Perhaps one of the most debilitating impacts of today’s global economy is that one country’s … Read more about Recovery: COVID-19 First, Then the Economy
Social Security Woes
In 2000, actor Helen Hunt starred in “Pay It Forward.” The premise of the film is that a person repays a favor by offering small acts of kindness to more people. This concept of paying it forward leads to an exponential movement of goodwill. Social Security works a bit like that. In other words, … Read more about Social Security Woes
How Might the Economic Downturn Affect Dividends?
If a large allocation of your retirement portfolio is invested in dividend-paying stocks, you might see your household income reduced this year. During the Great Recession, dividend payouts dropped by 25% and didn’t fully recover for at least four years. Today’s financial crisis brought on by the … Read more about How Might the Economic Downturn Affect Dividends?
What Might Be Next — Inflation or Deflation?
Consumer prices fell by 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, the biggest drop in more than a dozen years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Conversely, prices for grocery items jumped 2.6%, the highest one-month increase in 46 years, with eggs rising by 16%.1 What’s going on here? … Read more about What Might Be Next — Inflation or Deflation?
How the Pandemic Is Affecting the Real Estate Market
Research has found that over a 150-year period (1870 to 2015), owning a home has proved to be one of the most stable and secure holdings compared to other types of investments. While offering the added benefits of providing shelter and leaving it as a legacy, residential property is generally viewed … Read more about How the Pandemic Is Affecting the Real Estate Market
The Pandemic’s Financial Toll on Women
In April alone, the U.S. lost more than 20 million jobs — increasing the unemployment rate to 14.7%. Researchers say one of the demographics hit hardest during the pandemic is women workers. Women tend to hold a disproportionate number of jobs in industries such as hospitality, health care and … Read more about The Pandemic’s Financial Toll on Women
The Importance of Women Achieving Financial Confidence
Married or single, women are finding that taking an active role in their financial futures is critical. About 80% of married women outlive their husbands, and nearly half of all widows say they wish they’d been more involved in managing their finances when their spouse was alive.1 Whether you … Read more about The Importance of Women Achieving Financial Confidence
Contingency Plans Helpful to Weather the Unexpected
Financial advisors often tell clients to keep an emergency fund of liquid assets, with enough to cover three to six months of living expenses. It makes you wonder why America’s largest companies don’t maintain a similar practice, with three to six months of emergency savings to help keep workers on … Read more about Contingency Plans Helpful to Weather the Unexpected