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20 Second Advisor: 2019 Market Review

2019 was a great year for investors! Further, the past decade produced healthy returns as well. The chart below outlines the 1, 5, and 10 year annual returns for different investments. Click here for our full 2019 Market Review

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20 Second Advisor: Live your best life & tweak your 2020 budget

The new year is a great time to take stock of your life’s direction. Review what’s going right and what’s gone off course in your life. Sit down and REALLY think about what you value most. Maybe it’s family. Maybe it’s travel and new experiences. Maybe it’s giving back or solving a societal issue. Ask…

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20 Second Advisor: 5 Financial Goals for 2020

The New Year is a great time to think about what you want to do or accomplish for the upcoming calendar year. It is also a time to calibrate and “re-center” your financial plan. Here are 5 regular rhythms that I recommend building into your annual financial check up in early January. Net worth– Calculate…

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20 Second Advisor: Shift Your Focus

Approximately 1/3 of all annual giving happens in December*. Clearly, there is a deep pull in us to help others around the Holiday season. Act on that and donate money or time to an organization you believe in! Not sure where to start? Answer these questions: What local organizations are doing great stuff in your…

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20 Second Advisor: Investing Tip for the Next Decade: Diversify

When looking back on the past decade, most investors realized favorable returns. It’s easy to have hindsight bias and wish you had invested in the absolute best performing asset class(es). For example, you might look back and wish you had over-weighted investments in the US technology sector. However, in the earlier decade (2000-2009), US technology…

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20 Second Advisor: 2020 contribution limits

The IRS has announced contribution and benefit limits for 2020. Here is a summary of the updated limits 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and Thrift Savings Plan: contribution limit is increased from $19,000 to $19,500. Catch-up contributions: for employees aged 50 and over who participate in these plans is increased from $6,000 to $6,500. SIMPLE…

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20 Second Advisor: 2020 Retirement Contributions

Now is a great time to plan for 2020. How much will you save towards retirement in 2020? Do you know how much you should be saving? Here are the maximum amounts you can save into the most commonly used retirement plans in 2020: 401k Pre-tax or ROTH – $19,500 (increased from $19,000) 401k Catch-up…

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20 Second Advisor: Important Update at TD Ameritrade; Two award-winning firms come together

As you may have heard in the news, Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade have reached an agreement for Schwab to acquire TD Ameritrade. Most all of the Verisail clients have their assets custodied at TD Ameritrade. After the merger, the combined company will retain the Schwab name, and will reflect the best that each legacy…

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20 Second Advisor: Your Time

Kind of related to the last blog post which challenged us to think about the long term purpose of our money, I challenge you to think about your TIME this holiday season. How are you spending your time each day? Are you allocating it to the things that are most dear and important to you?…

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