The Bull Case for the Stock Market financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Sep 14, 2022

Have we reached a stock market bottom yet? 

"Are you kidding me? After the big price drops we've seen the last few days?"

We get it. Pessimism is popular right now. But here we give you an optimist’s case for the market:

Look at the three major stock market benchmarks – the Dow...

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Why 2022 is not like the 2008 Financial Crisis financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jul 12, 2022

By Jonathan Cameron, CFP®

We have not seen a prolonged stock market decline like this since 2008! The year 2022 has been an awful year in markets. You don't have to go far for the media to remind you of this every hour on the hour. But this is not 2008, of course. Here's what you need to know...

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Necessary vs. Discretionary financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Sep 29, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

The foundation for any sort of financial planning begins with cash flow management.  Income -expenses = dollars available to be invested toward future goals.  We’ve worked with people from all walks of life who have cash flow issues, including...

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When Oh When Can I Retire? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for retirement Jul 27, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You want to retire in a few years, right? And you know you haven't saved enough.  But there are bills to pay, and at the end of the month there’s nothing left.  In fact, there’s often a shortfall.  What can you do?

 Short...

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IRA Rollovers: In Your Best Interest? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jul 19, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny

An area of increasing regulatory scrutiny is retirement plan rollovers to IRAs. This is a common transaction, and done every day, but it just might not be in your best interests.  Why?  Several factors:

Reasons Why NOT to...

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 16, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

You may have noticed in all CameronDowning email signatures this text:

                                      Where 5% of all revenue is donated

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Fair is Where You Go to Ride Rides financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement financial planning for young professionals Jun 09, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Child:  But Daddy – that’s not fair! 

Daddy:  Well, son, life’s not fair.  Whoever said it is lied to you.  Fair is where you go to ride rides. 

Anyone who’s ever been in one of my CFP® classes has...

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Cash is Still King! (Part Two) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Ah, greenbacks, lettuce, clams, or Benjamins – no matter what we call it,  cash is still king!  There are few places in the world that will not take the American dollar as payment.  I fact, I can only think of two:  inflight on American Airlines, and Uber.   

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Cash is Still King! (Part One) financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Apr 19, 2021

Here’s a question for you, ladies.  You’re out on a first date at a restaurant with someone new.  You’re interested . . . not sure, but interested.  It’s just a date . . . let’s see how the evening goes, you think to yourself.  When it comes time...

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10 Places to Get Your Hands on Some Quick Cash financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Mar 24, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

Everyone at some time or another needs some cash - and quickly!  The question is, have you anticipated this need and saved into it?  Or do you need to scramble?  What follows is a list of ten helpful suggestions.  

Here are 10 places to...

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The Wisdom of the Cheshire Cat financial planning for attorneys financial planning for retirement Mar 24, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

What follows is one of my all-time favorite quotations, from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.  The background is that Alice has come to a fork in the road and wonders out loud which way to turn.  The Cheshire Cat materializes, and the...

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No One Uses Cash Anymore! financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for young professionals Feb 15, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

I can now pay for a Tesla with Bitcoin.  And the Mayor of Miami wants to pay City employees in Bitcoin and allow tax payments in the same cryptocurrency.  Honestly, until I can go into Bloomingdale's and buy a shirt with Bitcoin, it doesn't much...

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