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By Jeff Deiss CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor Your ACM Wealth Advisor’s experience and guidance can help you visualize your future in retirement and make the decisions to keep you on track, taking these key retirement income considerations into account and how your investment portfolio should be designed based on your individual needs, goals and risk...
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By Paul Broughton The S&P 500 continues to make new highs and the economy is reopening at a rapid pace.  A great deal of this is likely due to the successful Covid vaccination rollout – everyday we’re getting that much closer to normal.  As well, the Fed’s current accommodative monetary policies remain firmly entrenched.  And...
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Missing the boat If you could make 7% on your investments for doing relatively little, would you take that deal? No, I am not going to try and sell you a newsletter with a get rich quick scheme, but I know the answer to my question is a loud and enthusiastic YES! From Jan 1,...
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Being right all the time is hard, actually it’s impossible 1 out of 10 active managers beats the overall index, and the best part…. That one manager changes all the time. There aren’t a few people out there who just consistently can beat the markets over and over the way Tom Brady goes to Superbowls...
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By Kevin Kelly Portfolio Manager Many fixed income investors with traditional investment-grade bond portfolios were likely disappointed by their performance in 1Q’21. This is understandable, because for the 5 years through 2020, the average annual investment-grade bond returned over 6.5%, whereas in 1Q, that return was -4.6%. Investors may not appreciate that the average investment-grade...
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Why is plywood so expensive? Home Depot is always a fun trip for a dad, but lately some of the joy has been taken away when I look at the prices. Inflation is alive and well, and I felt it when trying to buy lumber this weekend. Of course, being a financial planner, I made...
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By Charles Lieberman Chief Investment Officer The economy is now in full sprint, after being “Off to the Races”, as we wrote a month ago.  Payroll jobs surged by 1.07 million in March, including upward revisions to prior months, and additional mega-sized jobs gains are likely in the coming months, as vaccinations continue to roll...
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Major Biden, Dog Training, and Financial Planning If you know me, you know I love dogs. My wife and I have been together 15 years this year, and we have always had a dog, and actually other than for maybe a year total we have always had 2 dogs. Currently we have 2 black labs,...
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By Jeff Deiss CFP, AEP, Wealth Advisor We’ve written about Health Savings Accounts in the past, which you can reference here and here.  An HSA is a great way to create a nest egg for healthcare expenses in retirement. The basics are that HSA account holders can contribute up to $3,600 individually or $7,200 as a family for...
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Anything for our children Having two young children I have fallen into a trap that I used to think was impossible for a Certified Financial Planner® to get caught up in. I don’t necessarily spend to much on them, but I am more willing to spend on them without weighing the costs vs the value...
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