Financial Planning During Coronavirus

Markets during Coronavirus

These are very interesting times we are living in, to say the least. The Coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life and economic activity all around the world. It is hard to believe that the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at an all-time high of 29,551 points on Feb. 12, 2020, and now it has sunk to trading below 20,000 points. This is a very fluid situation with COVID-19 beginning to make its impact on the US, as it already has…

Coronavirus Fears Worsen, but not Fundamental Market Issue

Coronavirus and stock market

The stock market has taken a beating this week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) experiencing at least two quadruple digit loss trading days and a possible third today. The DJIA peaked earlier this month at 29,551 points, but is currently trading in the 24,000’s territory. While we are noticing and tracking these market moves, we are not yet concerned. We are still optimistic about investing in the 2020 stock market. Here’s why: The stock market does not behave…

How to Establish an Emergency Fund

how to establish and maintain an emergency fund

Once you’ve built a budget and started getting some extra monthly cashflow, you’ll want to establish an emergency fund. An emergency fund is exactly what it sounds like—it’s there for emergencies only. As such it should be put away in a savings account, CD, or money market account and forgotten about. The purpose of an emergency fund is to help you in times of unpredictable circumstances such as a job or car loss. If a home repair or car accident…

The 6 Best Credit Cards for Traveling Med Students

med school residency credit card

If you’re a medical student preparing for clinical rotations or residency then you’ll be traveling a lot. Finding the right credit card for your travels can make a difference in hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Here are the top 6 credit cards I recommend for your travel expenses. For best travel point rewards: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Credit Card https://creditcards.chase.com/rewards-credit-cards/sapphire This card allows you to redeem points for travel expenses such as flights, hotel stays, and rental cars. This is…

It’s Tax Time–Let us help you with your return.

Did you know that in addition to being a financial planning firm we also offer tax preparation services? Our clients have benefited tremendously from this because we already know their tax situation and performing their return allows us to plan for taxes even more effectively. Maynard has been doing tax returns since 1994. Daniel just got his licensed tax preparer’s number and is excited about providing this valuable service to our clients. In addition, we made a valuable connection this…

Avoid This Costly Mistake When Investing in the Stock Market

As a financial advisor I’ve seen hundreds of investors ranging from inexperienced to advanced. I’ve seen people lose money and I’ve seen even novice investors make a lot of money because they got lucky. I’ve seen average investors make great gains throughout their earning years only to later make a mistake. Stock market gains seem to be non-discriminatory. Anyone can make money in the markets. Success in investing is shared by both young and old investors, those who read investment…