The State of the Economy and Coronavirus

Given the volatility in the financial markets beginning the week of February 20, 2020, it’s helpful to review the state of the U.S. economy entering into this stressful period, what’s happened since, and some of the potential economic impacts. Here is our take on those topics.
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Make life easier in 2020

As you begin to be fulling engaged in 2020, take a deep, meditative breath and envision how much easier your life could be if certain obstacles were removed and nagging problems were solved. What if you could eliminate this unnecessary baggage and get to that peaceful life you visualize? (more…)

“Anytime” Resolutions

The tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to ancient Rome.  In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar developed a new calendar and named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and endings.  Janus has always been depicted with two faces—one on the back of his head that allowed him to look behind and one on the front of his head that allowed him to look ahead. (more…)

Plan for the Unexpected

As you are packing for a trip to another city, you prudently decide to check the 10-day weather forecast there. If it will be cold, you pack a heavy coat. If it is supposed to rain, you bring an umbrella. You want to be prepared. Similarly, you want a financial plan that anticipates the unexpected. (more…)