Risky Business

Risky Business | Suzanne Himes, CFP® Why do we talk so much about risk assessment? The financial markets are always reacting to a variety of global events and this volatility can be unnerving for individual investors, especially if investing without first understanding one’s personal risk profile. So, how do you begin to decide how much risk

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WBIR: Perks of Being a Stockholder

Fun Facts about Stock Ownership   Owning shares of stock in a company makes you an owner of that company and some companies treat their shareholders like real owners – giving them discounts and rewards on products and services.   HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SHAREHOLDER PERKS… Kimberly Clark and 3M: Gift boxes with an

Sunday Money: Women Make Great Investors

The findings are in!  The conclusion from a recent Wells Fargo Investment Institute report? Women make great investors. WBIR-TV recently interviewed Paul Fain, president of Asset Planning Corporation to talk about what makes women investors great investors.   PAUL, WHAT MAKES WOMEN GREAT INVESTORS? Women investors simply tend to follow recommended investment principles! As a

Sunday Money: Second Quarter Investment Performance

Q2 2017 Investment Performance With six months gone in 2017, how are your investments doing?  Did the stock market’s rising tide lift your boat?  Or have poorly performing investments left you beached on dry land?   HOW DID STOCK MARKETS PERFORM IN THE 2nd QUARTER? Strong global markets 3.02%              US Stock Market 5.63%              International