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“What Can I Do To Help?” – <em>Our</em> Response to COVID-19

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“What Can I Do To Help?” – Our Response to COVID-19

By Karin Grablin, CPA, CFP® Wealth Advisor at SRQ Wealth These are unusual and uncertain times, to be sure. By now, all of us have been inundated with facts and figures about the Coronavirus, and its impact on the health of our community, our country and the world, both physically and financially.

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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

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Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More

We put together a roundtable discussion of investment experts across financial disciplines to give us some insight on the current markets. This group represents decades of experience in the fields of investment management and financial research and strategy.

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Don’t React, Respond

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Don’t React, Respond

Before you delete this, read the first three paragraphs.  This is not another corporate, boiler-plate email telling you we are washing our hands, and taking precautions.  We are doing everything recommended to stay safe, but that’s not the point of this message.

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It’s Time for a Perspective Check:  Current Market Volatility

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It’s Time for a Perspective Check: Current Market Volatility

As we write this on March 9th, it is the 11th anniversary of the global panic attack that marked the bottom of the Bear Market of 2007-09. Isn’t it a bit ironic that, on this anniversary, we are marking it with another global panic attack?

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Coronavirus and the Market: Don’t Make Short-Term Panic Part of Your Long-Term Investments

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Coronavirus and the Market: Don’t Make Short-Term Panic Part of Your Long-Term Investments

While there is no way to fully predict what will happen next, it’s important to remember the goals of your investment portfolios. Long-term investments face volatility, and to pursue your long-term goals, it’s vital to not overreact to one day, one week or even one month of market movement.

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Answers to 3 Big Questions on Clients’ Minds

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Answers to 3 Big Questions on Clients’ Minds

I like every part of the presentation experience. Meeting the clients is motivating. I enjoy sharing what recently happened in markets, speaking to the current situation, and educating clients about future opportunities and risks. What I enjoy most is answering clients’ questions.

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Pandemic Pandemonium

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Pandemic Pandemonium

On Friday, January 17 – after a spectacular 40% runup that started the day after Christmas 2018 – the Standard & Poor’s 500-Stock Index closed at 3,329 (source: Yahoo Finance).

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

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How a Donor-Advised Fund Can Help Your Charitable Giving

Giving is an important part of our society. It provides us the opportunity to support causes we believe in and make a positive impact. Giving isn’t always about donating money. It can also include volunteering time or donating goods and resources. Here are some examples of the impact:

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

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How to Use a Trust as a Financial Planning Tool

Clients frequently ask whether they should leave their assets in a trust. It depends. Of course, if your net worth exceeds $11 million, putting your assets in specific types of trusts can be helpful for federal estate tax issues. However, for most Americans, federal estate taxes will not be a major concern.

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How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

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How Your Employee Benefits Fit into Your Financial Plan

Your Health Savings Account (HSA) is a cornerstone of your benefits planning. The money is triple tax-advantaged – contributions, growth and withdrawals for qualified expenses are not taxed. This account is like nothing else, and you need to take full advantage of it. 

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