By Maura C. Schauss, CFP® & Todd I. Youngdahl, CFP®
Wow, what a month it has been! Our market reached the status of “longest bull market since World War II” this fall. (1) This has made December’s volatility feel particularly painful and, for some, frightening. It’s important to understand that markets go through tough times and why it’s critical to the success of your portfolio, to stay invested.
By Maura C. Schauss, CFP®
Before the year’s end, in the midst of the holiday events and travel, the last thing you want to think about is your finances. But considering how finance-related resolutions are the third most popular New Year’s resolution, (1) why don’t you give yourself a head start on your 2019 financial goals? Here are 10 critical financial actions you’ll be glad you tackled when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve!
By Maura C. Schauss, CFP® and Todd I. Youngdahl, CFP ®
If you’ve been investing for any length of time, you know that the economy goes through regular cycles, and the first half of 2018 definitely brought its fair share of highs and lows, market volatility, trade uncertainty, and record unemployment numbers. However, as most individual Americans see it, things are looking up. So instead of looking at the daily headlines, here’s a view of our economy from 30,0000 feet as we reach the mid-year mark of 2018.