Happy Anniversary, Bull Market!

This week marks the 9th anniversary since the bottom of The Great Recession.  There will be some that suggest we have already experienced two crashes since then: The subsequent 60-day drop in the market following the U.S. Treasury downgrade in 2011, and/or The...

Bitcoin, College Savings, etc

I’m going to apologize in advance because this week’s commentary is going to be a hodge-podge grab bag of an article.  First, let’s talk about Bitcoin… Cryptocurrencies have gone pretty quiet since the huge crash that took place between December and the beginning of...

Congratulations Heather Atkins!

Congratulations to Heather Atkins!  She just passed the CRPC® exam! The Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation is awarded by the College for Financial Planning.  The program is focused on client-centered problem solving and provides in-depth...

Now THAT Is Volatility

Volatility is part of investing, but volatility is not RISK.  Risk is losing money in long, drawn-out market crashes.  However, without the proper mindset and behavioral training, market volatility can cause stress like no other.  Take for instance, the following two...