Q1 Market Report

By J.K. Roberts, CFP, CRPC | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

So far, 2019 has been a good year for the stock market. The S&P 500 index shot up over 14% during the first quarter. Of course, several major indices ended in bear market territory last year. Investment analysts are divided on the direction the markets…

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IRS Tax Scam Dirty Dozen

By J.K. Roberts, CFP, CRPC | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on IRS Tax Scam Dirty Dozen

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service presents a list of the top 12 tax scams. Make sure you’re not taken advantage of!  Failure to report offshore funds remains a crime; IRS includes topic on its 2019 “Dirty Dozen” scams list – See IR-2019-43 Avoid improper…

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2018 Market Review and a Look Forward

By J.K. Roberts, CFP, CRPC | February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on 2018 Market Review and a Look Forward

Reaching the peak of a mountain is the easy part. Once you’ve reached the top, you need to start planning for the descent. And that’s where things get tricky. While most metrics are pointing to a healthy economy for 2019, the stock market has continued…

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Year End Tax Ideas

By J.K. Roberts, CFP, CRPC | December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Year End Tax Ideas

The year is quickly coming to an end. While you should be focused on spending time with family and friends, make sure to get your finances in order for the new year. Here are a few ideas on how to close out the year. Contribute…

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How long will the down market continue?

By J.K. Roberts, CFP, CRPC | November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on How long will the down market continue?

The stock market has been pretty volatile over the last couple of months while the bond market continues to decline as interest rates rise. Now that the mid-term elections have passed, things should calm down a bit. That might not be much comfort if your…

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