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
Most of us equate retirement planning with saving money for the future and while that is certainly important, studies show that the happiest retirees have a few other things in common. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, is here with us to discuss some of the non-financial aspects of retirement planning.
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.
The average person will change jobs 12 times during their working life according to US Department of Labor statistics. Often, this means we are leaving an old retirement plan behind. But how do we decide what to do with that savings? Certified financial planner Suzanne Himes, with Asset Planning Corporation, discusses some of the pros
Most of us realize that personal savings are important for our financial stability. Along with traditional bank and investment accounts, there are also some specialized opportunities to save and invest and one example is the ABLE account. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation, is here to help explain how ABLE accounts work
The New Year brings us some new retirement account rules in the form of the SECURE Act, which was signed into law by the President right before the holidays. Suzanne Himes, lead financial planner at Asset Planning Corporation is here with some of the highlights of this important legislation and what it means for our
It’s that time when many of us are considering resolutions for the coming New Year. Along with fitness goals, we often think about our finances and may wonder how we can reduce money stress. Certified Financial Planner Suzanne Himes, discusses strategies for easing our financial anxiety. SUZANNE, PERSONAL FINANCES TEND TO BE
Often, when families gather for a holiday dinner, someone brings up a taboo topic: religion, politics, or money. Is there a way to have a civil family conversation about money? Let’s ask our Moneyman, Certified Financial Planner Paul Fain. PAUL WHY IS TALKING ABOUT MONEY A TABOO TOPIC DURING THE HOLIDAYS? • Sex
PAUL FAIN: BEAT FINANCIAL PROCRASTINATION BY SETTING EASY GOALS “Procrastination is my sin, it brings me constant sorrow. I really shouldn’t practice it. Perhaps I’ll stop tomorrow.” Why do we procrastinate, especially on matters of financial importance? Often it is because the task is unpleasant or difficult. In other circumstances, we are avoiding an embarrassing
The holidays are a season of giving and for most charities this is their primary fundraising period for the year. With so many worthy causes, how can you create a responsible giving strategy for your financial plan? Paul Fain, President of Asset Planning Corporation, discusses some financially stable ways to give this holiday season.