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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My Deepest Condolences. You've Lost Your Spouse. financial planning for retirement Aug 04, 2021

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

We all know it is coming – that at one point Till death us do part becomes a reality.  What a sad time - someone dear to us has gone away, never to return, and will be missed greatly. 

Do Nothing Until You Really Need to

As a financial planner, I...

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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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Selling Your House? financial planning for retirement May 06, 2021

We have a hot real estate market in Miami!

I see it from acquaintances who are looking for houses:  sellers receive multiple offers, often over ask, and properties are sold before they even get a chance to swing by for a look!

I loved living in New York City (years ago) and I love living in...

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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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You Know - You Don’t Have to Quit Working. financial planning for retirement Mar 02, 2021

 By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

My industry – financial planning and investment management – unwittingly puts a lot of pressure on people to retire.  We all have retirement accounts and look forward to the day when we no longer set the alarm clock.  Planning for...

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When Does a Refi Make Sense? financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 27, 2021

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP®

With mortgage rates so low, we’ve been looking at mortgage refinancing for a few of our clients lately, to see if it might be in their best interests.  Here’s what we know: 

  • For those with strong credit, 30-year rates are just below 3%,...
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Now That’s Just Stupid! financial planning for attorneys financial planning for entrepreneurs financial planning for retirement Jan 21, 2021

Although I usually blog about financial topics. Now and then I like to switch it up and get personal.  That's the case here - a few observances of the absurdities in modern life.  I hope you are amused!

--GJD

I Got Carded! 

While on vacation recently I stopped at a store to pick up...

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