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A Mindful Investment Experience

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on August 12, 2020
I’ve been learning a lot in the last year about mindfulness and meditation, thanks to the recent popularity of apps such as Calm, Headspace, and Waking Up. If I’m being honest, I admit I was a reluctant participant at first. But the concepts have grown on me—and ...
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The 5 Most Tax-Efficient Investments For Your Portfolio

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on July 23, 2020
You want to hold onto as much of your wealth as possible—but you know that’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to taxes. One way to save money at tax time that doesn’t require you to constantly track your expenses is by using tax-efficient ...
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Topics: Investment News, Wealth Management

What Is Fiduciary Wealth Management (& How Will It Benefit You)?

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on July 16, 2020
Trusting someone to manage your money is a big decision. You need to know that your wealth is in good hands, and that whoever you choose to look after it is not only knowledgeable in their field, but will act with your best interests in mind. That’s why it’s ...
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Topics: Investment News, Wealth Management

Quarterly Market Review - 2020, Q2

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on July 15, 2020
With the close of the 2nd Quarter of 2020, the uncertainty of the spread of the coronavirus is still being felt around the globe and the outcome of its effects, from both a human and financial perspective are still unknown. Fortunately, we have seen a significant ...
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Family Investment Options: Securing Your Family’s Financial Future

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on July 13, 2020
Choosing to secure your family’s future by creating a financial plan that includes all aspects of your life and family, to build and preserve your wealth, is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to family ...
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How to Build a Crisis-Ready Portfolio

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on May 20, 2020
Over the last 20 years, we have endured three crises that have impacted our lives and our portfolios: the Tech Bubble, the Housing Bubble and Crash of 2008, and now COVID-19. We are often asked what to do during times like this, but the reality is that your ...
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Topics: Financial Planning, Investment News

Quarterly Market Review - 2020, Q1

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on April 07, 2020
As the 1st Quarter of 2020 comes to a close the uncertainty of the spread of the new coronavirus is being felt around the globe, and it is unsettling on a human level as well as from the perspective of how markets respond.
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How Should We React to Market Declines Due to the Coronavirus?

Posted by Bill Hufnell, CPA, CFP® on February 28, 2020
The financial markets have plunged this week over fears about the spreading coronavirus, erasing gains from earlier this year. After the Dow lost over 1200 points on Thursday, it was down nearly 13% off its recent high.
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Quarterly Market Review - 2019, Q3

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on October 18, 2019
 
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What does a Yield Curve Inversion mean for Investors?

Posted by Jim Kantowski, CFP®, CPA on August 21, 2019
Bond yield curves change as markets digest new information. Does an inverted yield curve tell investors anything meaningful about the timing and direction of equity market moves? What is a yield curve, and why are stock investors ...
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