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A Primer on Dividends

When interest rates start trending lower, many of my clients come to me with questions about income-generating investments, like dividend-yielding stocks. Depending on your risk tolerance and long-term goals, dividend-yielding stocks may play a role in your portfolio. But first, let me lay out some information that may be helpful as you weigh your choices.

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Finance

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

An orchestra is merely a collection of instruments, each creating a unique sound. It is only when a conductor leads them that they produce the beautiful music imagined by the composer. The same can be said about your retirement strategy.

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Finance

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

One of the most well-known investors of the 20th Century, Benjamin Graham, said, “the investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.” What Graham understood – and modern research is catching up to – is the idea that we all have emotions and biases that affect our decision-making. The innate wiring built to survive premodern times can be counterproductive in our modern world, especially when it comes to investing.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of the human emotions and biases that can adversely impact sound investment decision-making.

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Finance

Investing for More

More and more investors today are incorporating their values and beliefs into their investment decisions. As a lifelong Catholic, I’d like to share a few thoughts about Impact Investing that I wrote for my fellow parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Stuart, Florida. Impact Investing is a strategy of investing that I refer to as ‘Investing for More.’

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Planning

Making the Transition to an Assisted Living

You’ve lived a robust life; you’ve been independent. But now you’re at a point in life when you need a little help. You need some assistance with living. So, you’re thinking of making a transition to assisted living, to a comfortable and affordable facility that will suit your needs and desires. But you’re a little nervous. You’re not sure how to do it. And you’re not sure where to go. This scenario may apply to a parent, a relative, or a friend. And you want to help. Here are five tips to get you moving and to ease the transition for yourself or for a love one…

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Planning

Understanding the SECURE ACT: 4 Things You Need to Know

The SECURE Act (or “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act”) was passed at the end of 2019, with most provisions going into effect on January 1, 2020. It’s not often that such sweeping legislation is passed, and while it’s not a massive upheaval, the new rules are expected to cause changes to some retirement strategies. For others, new opportunities may be revealed…

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Finance

Financial Spring Cleaning

With the arrival of spring comes inevitably the time for spring cleaning. And what better to spring clean than your finances? So, how do you spring clean your finances? How do you prepare your wealth for the summertime? Get out your metaphorical broom and sponges and let’s get started.

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Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

Protecting yourself from identity theft is essential, and in order to truly secure your financial life, you must take a number of steps. From the information you share on checks to the online passwords you create, thieves can steal your identity in a variety of ways. To help proactively prevent identity theft, begin by following these tips…

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Why You Should Invest in Foreign Markets

Diversification helps balance out the two aspects of investing: risk and reward. Diversifying your portfolio of investments by investing in emerging and foreign markets outside the United States can help you in the long-term.

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