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The Impact of Inflation

In 1916, nine cents would buy a quart of milk. Fifty years later, nine cents would only buy a small glass of milk. This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of investing. In many cases, the reason for saving today is to support future spending. Therefore, keeping pace with inflation is a crucial goal for many investors...(continued)

Why It Matters If Your Advisor is a Fiduciary

The difference between financial advisors who offer a fiduciary standard vs. advisors who offer a suitability standard can be thousands of dollars of unnecessary product fees, commissions, and other opportunity costs resulting from conflicts of interest...

The Hidden Cost of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Most people assume that the sooner they pay off their mortgage, the better they will be financially. They point to the thousands of dollars of interest expense that they would avoid each year that the mortgage is paid off early. While the cost of keeping a mortgage is easily understood...most people don't consider the opportunity cost of paying off their mortgage early...