CERTIFIED FINANCIAL POETRY This is the inaugural episode of our "Certified Financial Poetry" series. Click on the image above to watch the video of Steve's first reading. Poetry and Emotion by Steve Wolff What a difference a week can make, With the market’s give and the market’s take, Last week investors were all in a [...]
What’s Behind the Market Decline Click on image above for video By Steve Wolff Now for the understatement of the day…volatility has returned to the stock market. Why has the stock market gone down with such force in the last week? I think there are a few reasons. Profit taking. Stocks had run up extremely [...]
Isn’t it amazing how many credit card offers we get these days, both the old-fashioned kind (through the mail), and the digital kind (through email or Social Media platforms)? Ever tried to read through the legal terms and conditions of these offers? That’s what I thought. Very few people do read through all this incomprehensible [...]
It seems like every time you turn on the TV, someone is trying to “sell you” your credit report or credit score, or trying to help you improve it --- for a small fee, of course. Have you ever actually looked at your credit report? It’s filled with lots and lots of information about your [...]
Ever tried to compile a budget to see how much you spend each month and what you spend it on? It’s a bit tedious, but is definitely worth the effort, especially if you’re spending more than you’re bringing in. You can’t get ahead by saving and investing until you have control of your expenses. So [...]
Since 1986, when I started as a financial advisor, I have heard many people say they don’t really need an advisor, or they don’t think the money they might pay an advisor is worth the cost. Well one of the reasons we believe that most people should use a financial advisor is investor performance. A [...]
We had a wonderful morning at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast. Art Barter, Servant Leadership was an amazing speaker.
The economy is good right now. The political scene is challenging. Politics is causing a pullback today in the market. We might see more of a pullback over the next days or weeks. We believe that this will be temporary. We talk a lot about behavior and investor returns. We talk a lot about how [...]