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Death of Retail: Fact or Fiction

June 16, 2017

Many of the headlines in the news about brick and mortar retail suggest this method of spending is becoming extinct and that many consumers are using solely electronic means to purchase goods. Even a word as dramatic as “apocalypse” has been used to d...

Market Analysis – May 2017

June 2, 2017

Politics still impact financial markets in the short term, as shown by the Dow Industrial Average falling 373 points on May 17. On that day, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russia’s attack on our 2016 elec...

Financial Planning as a Career Asset

May 17, 2017

Over the years I have met one-on-one with many college students, often the children or grandchildren of my investment management clients. I am proud that we work with multiple generations for several of our client families; we know and take care of grandp...

Market Analysis – April 2017

May 4, 2017

Scott Wittman, Chief Investment Officer at American Century Investments, is one of the investment professionals I like to follow. Recently, Scott articulated that at American Century, politics has no value as a variable for investment analysis; there are ...

Market Analysis – March 2017

April 4, 2017

In my 35 years as a Financial Advisor, I have never seen a U.S. President capture so much attention from the financial markets, and from almost everywhere else. The New York Times ran an article this month estimating that Donald Trump has received more at...

Are You Saving for Retirement? — Advice for Women

March 28, 2017

A 2016 Survey by GOBankingRates found that 56% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. Scary stuff. Scarier still is that two-thirds of the women surveyed said they had no savings or less than $10,000 in retirement savings, compared with...

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Market Analysis – May 2017
June 2, 2017

Politics still impact financial markets in the short term, as shown by the Dow Industrial Average fa...


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President Trump: The First Sixty Days
April 5, 2017

A discussion of the Trump administration’s actions and policies that are relevant to investors and


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California Real Estate and Retirement Possibilities
April 18, 2017

A caption to a Wall Street Journal article from November 2016 read, “Home prices set a record in S...

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