Five Life Hacks to Prepare for Retirement

February 18th, 2020 by Jim Allen

When it comes to preparing for retirement the hardest part is not whether you are financially prepared, but if you are mentally prepared. Like all major life transitions, retirement is

Why do stocks make people money?

February 11th, 2020 by Tanner Wrisley

There are a limited number of things in our world that tend to appreciate in value over time: • Real Estate • Fine Art • Precious Metals, like gold and

The Anchor Bay Team Welcomes Our Newest Financial Advisors

January 30th, 2020 by Jim Allen

Please join us in welcoming our newest Financial Advisors. Collin Clark Financial Advisor Collin joins us from Charles Schwab where he was an Associate Financial Consultant and brings several years

2020 Brings Several Financial Changes

January 16th, 2020 by Jim Allen

The start of the New Year typically brings changes to several important financial thresholds. For example, your Social Security benefits have been increased as have the amount you can put

Market Outlook: New Year – New Decade

January 8th, 2020 by Jonathan Chatfield, CFA

As the trade dispute with China seems to be moderating, the Fed in December maintained its federal funds rate target at 1.50 – 1.75%. After raising rates nine times since

The SECURE Act is Finally “Secured”

December 30th, 2019 by Jim Allen

In our September 17th article, we discussed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019. After several ups and downs through the legislative process, Congress finally

Five Financial Gift Giving Tips for the Holidays

December 12th, 2019 by Jim Allen

The holiday season is a time for giving, including gifts of cash. Rather than just giving a check or some dollar bills, you might consider using any of the five

Today’s Employment Data Comes with a Cautionary Tale

December 6th, 2019 by Tanner Wrisley

Today, the department of labor released employment data that surprised the market. After last year’s success, many believed 2019 would be the year we see the United States’ economy start

A Microwave is Not a Great Retirement Planning Tool

November 21st, 2019 by Jim Allen

When it comes to saving and planning for retirement, that old saying “slow and steady wins the race” is pretty accurate. Regular and consistent saving allows for time (and compound

Market Outlook

November 12th, 2019 by Jonathan Chatfield, CFA

Against the backdrop of a continuing trade dispute with China and a slowing economy, the Fed lowered its federal funds rate target by another quarter point at its October 30

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