We Will Get Through This Market Pandemic | Paul Fain Well, this seems crazy, almost surreal like one of the (always popular) Armageddon movies. My sister, who lives in Los Angeles, said people are lined up down the street to get in gun stores (presumably to take up arms to guard their toilet paper). But seriously, the
Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, reminds us to “forget about what the stock market is going to do. Instead, focus on what you, as an investor, ought to do…” So what do we really know about the financial markets? First, what we don’t know: The full global economic and market
When finances weigh on the mind, relax and focus | Paul Fain What is “mindful financial planning?” What do terms like “mindfulness” or “being present” really mean? Is this column about to go “woo-woo” into emotions and feelings? Hang with me. What space does your head typically occupy? The past, the present, or the future?
Retirement Planning Earthquake By Steve Carlson Just when you thought you had a good grasp of retirement planning rules, the government changes them! A new federal law took effect January 1, 2020, that affects many different parts of retirement planning. The SECURE Act of 2020 (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) has 29 provisions
Over the past month, the market pundits have been proffering their 2020 forecasts for stocks, bonds, interest rates, real estate, gold, oil and basically anything investors might buy or sell. But before I put much weight in reading this year’s tea leaves and crystal ball divinations, I want to know how accurate the soothsayers were
What did we learn about the financial markets in 2019? We learned that….. When it seemed the bleakest at the end of December with the S&P 500 Index on the verge of triggering a bear market signal (20% decline from the previous high), the market went on a tear.
Social Security, Open Enrollment, and the Stock Market – Paul Fain, Knoxville Certified Financial Planner and President of Asset Planning Corporation, has a grab bag of current events and news affecting your finances this week on WBIR’s Sunday Money. WHAT IS MAKING HEADLINES RIGHT NOW? Social Security announced a Cost Of Living Adjustment: 1.6% benefit
Brokerage giant Charles Schwab & Company may have just changed access to the stock market forever. The giant custodian just announced that it was eliminating all trading commissions on stocks and Exchange-Traded Funds also known as ETF’s. Is this as good as it sounds for YOUR money? Paul Fain, Knoxville Certified Financial Planner and President
ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH GOOD FORTUNE ASSET PLANNING CORPORATION’S SUZANNE HIMES, CFP® HIGHLIGHTED IN “WOMEN IN BUSINESS” As Suzanne Himes, CFP®, with Asset Planning Corporation at 234 S. Peters Road, Knoxville, looks upon her 20 years in financial planning, she knows she has been fortunate. “I’ve been very lucky to have always had the support to
Decluttering is certainly a popular concept these days. So why not go all “Marie Kondo” on your finances? What should you keep, pitch, or consolidate? Paul Fain, Knoxville Certified Financial Planner and President of Asset Planning Corporation, has some tips for how to declutter your finances this week on WBIR’s Sunday Money. THE STUFF JUST