I have a 90-year-old aunt who is afraid to go to the doctor because she doesn’t want to get bad news. The same thing might be said about building a budget. The word budget is about as exciting as the words diet or discipline. It is not a word we associate with anything fun and […]Read More »
Meaning of Moneypodcast by Eagle West GroupMichael ClarkeTopic: Measuring Investment SuccessIn this podcast, Micheal Clarke discusses with Brad Kasper, president/CEO of LSA Portfolio Analytics, how to measure investment success.“Measuring success is often misunderstood, it is something we spend a great deal of time trying to teach our clients about so that their expectations remain reasonable […]Read More »
Meaning of Moneypodcast by Eagle West GroupMichael ClarkeTopic: Hiring an AdvisorIn this podcast, Micheal Clarke discusses with athletic attorney Brandon Leopoldus how to hire a financial advisor. They discuss common traits, what to look for and what to pay attention to when talking with your financial advisor.Brandon LeopoldusHit Play to ListenAdvisory services offered through EWG […]Read More »
On February 5, 2019, FINRA (a not-for-profit, self-regulatory agency authorized by Congress to protect the integrity and fairness of the “broker-dealer” industry) issued a new rule requiring brokers to ask their customers to submit the name of an additional personal contact to verify suspicious financial transactions. The new rule is not meant to limit a […]Read More »
As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), one of the most important parts of my job is assessing each of my client’s comfort level with risk. How I help a “white-knuckle” investor reach their goals is very different from how I work with a client who is at peace with the market and comfortable with focusing […]Read More »
Economic uncertainty and volatile markets can be unnerving for investors. Furthermore, knowing whether or not your investment allocations and performance is/are right for you can also prove challenging. In short, how do you know if you’re succeeding? It used to be that investors determined this simply: if they made money, they were happy; if they lost […]Read More »
Triggers for market volatility can come in many different shapes and sizes, i.e. policy uncertainty in Washington, earnings reports, geopolitical unrest, among others; however, volatility is part of investing. Volatile markets tend to make investors, especially novice investors, get startled and begin to question their investment strategies and be tempted to pull out of the […]Read More »
The change from Cambridge to our own Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that we have been talking about for almost 2 years is finally here! To remind you, currently the SEC (securities and exchange commission) audits Cambridge which in turn audits Eagle West Group. The change to our own RIA allows the SEC to audit us […]Read More »
Occasionally, we get asked about buying a low cost diversified mutual fund instead of having EWG do the investments. It’s a fair question, and in the end people are looking for value. We seek to listen and understand our clients and to help them make the best decisions they can with the information they have. We could also point […]Read More »
It’s good when you decide that you need professional assistance to manage your personal finances, but do you really want to be left in the dark about exactly what they are doing and why, because you don’t understand finances? Professional financial advisors have an abundance of knowledge and will likely work diligently to protect your […]Read More »
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