How much will you save towards retirement in 2021? 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 2021: 401k Pre-tax or ROTH – $19,500 401k Catch-up if over 50 – $6,500 SIMPLE IRA – $13,500 SIMPLE IRA Catch-up…

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I grew up playing baseball, and it was common advice that I needed to hear, “Don’t swing for the fences.” When trying to hit a homerun, you end up taking your eye off the ball, and usually miss hitting the ball entirely. In investing, there is similar wisdom. Yes, it’s alluring to find an investment…

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We have covered this topic extensively leading up the the election, but here’s one more viewpoint. Some investors may consider making changes (sometimes drastic) to their investments in the month before or after an election. There is an idea that if Trump wins “ABC” will happen and if Biden wins “XYZ” will occur. In reality,…

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Some clients check their portfolios weekly. Others might only check it once or twice a year. Whenever you look at your performance, you’re really asking yourself: “How I am doing RELATIVE to some other benchmark?“ For example, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 10% and your portfolio is also up 10%, you would…

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Recently, I watched the video below with professor Kenneth French (he’s one of the smartest finance minds in the world!). In the short video, he compares successfully timing the market to the idea of sports betting. To be successful in betting on a game, you cannot simply know which team is going to win or…

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Last week, Thad did a great job of illustrating why it’s in your best interest to stay invested during volatile times. We thought a word picture would also help! Have you ridden a roller coaster in a while? I bet you can still recite the safety instructions that are repeated over and over again as…

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