The first quarter of 2019 is in the books. How did your investments perform? Our Moneyman, Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain, reviews the Q1 tale of the tape. PAUL, LAST YEAR WAS FORGETTABLE FOR INVESTORS, HOW ARE WE FARING SO FAR IN 2019? Best Quarter in a Decade: U.S. Stocks 14% Foreign
Dear Brother and Sister, Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Caring and Coping caregiver workshop put on by Alzheimer’s Tennessee. I want to share with you some of the things I learned. We have to learn to live in her reality now. She is not going to remember what she
Criminals tend to choose the easiest targets and awareness is the first step to prevention. Here are the top 10 most common financial scams to watch for! 1. IRS Impersonation – Scammers claim an individual owes back taxes and penalties and threatens arrest or home foreclosure unless the person pays immediately. 2. Robocalls
Over the past few months, several investor lawsuits have made headlines in the Knoxville area. How can you avoid making bad investments? What are the right questions to ask before writing a check to a financial advisor? Our moneyman Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation, joins us again with tips to protect your money.
What does the term “long-term investing” really mean? How long is long-term? One of my favorite clients, Jim, just turned 95-years old. He is sharp as a tack. He is a patient, humble, and gracious man. He is definitely a “long-term” investor. When he was born in 1924, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) stock
Joy. Gratitude. Contentment. These words often seem alien to modern life in America. “Discontentment” is a multibillion-dollar industry. “Advertisers get discontentment,” writes Annie Leigh Edwards for The Grit and Grace Project, an online magazine and podcast. If I had … if I could … if I was … are like sand in our eyes, an
As most people continue to review and organize their finances at the beginning of a new year, what are the essential elements of a Personal Financial Plan? Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation joins us now with the 6 steps toward financial planning success! WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS IN DEVELOPING A FINANCIAL
Last week was very volatile in the world of finance. Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain narrates the highs and lows of the first week of 2019. LET’S START WITH THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, HOW DOES IT IMPACT THE STOCK MARKET? Generally causes a DOWNTURN. It is negative. Historically, the downturn is TEMPORARY and bounces right
Many global stock markets are approaching “bear market” territory, meaning a decline of 20%. Volatility, as measured by the VIX index (pronounced vicks), is at its highest level in the last 5 years, so many investors are worried. Are you? Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain has three things to focus on during a crazy market.
A new year. New goals for your money! What are your financial resolutions for 2019? Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation joins us with a list of ways to increase your financial fitness in the New Year. WHAT ARE TYPICALLY THE TOP FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS? Save more! Savings goals: Save $1000 (less than 40%