It’s no secret that the economy is heading towards a recession. And, it’s likely that things will only get worse before they get better. That is why it’s important to start thinking about ways to prepare. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in your own human capital. Human capital is the value of a worker’s skills, knowledge, and experience. It’s what makes you valuable to employers and helps you earn a higher salary.
You’re probably wondering why we are bringing up the 1970s economy in 2022. It’s because many economists see the United States possibly going down a very similar path that could result in another recession.
Biotechnology has come an extraordinarily long way since the days when antibiotics and chemotherapy were first used. As we enter this science-fiction-like age, the question becomes – “how do I financially plan to live a longer life?”.
Is There Any Value in Bitcoin? You’ve heard stories of young people becoming billionaires off of Bitcoin. You might be feeling a little left out, and wondering, “How can I do that?”. Well, the purpose of cryptocurrency and blockchain has changed in recent years, and it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme anymore. If you’re looking toContinue reading “Is There Any Value in Bitcoin?”
Alternatives to Bonds Many investors consider bonds to be one of the safest investments. You may have even heard that they have a “guaranteed rate of return”. The fact is, bonds are a lot riskier than you have been led to believe. Even treasury bonds don’t come without risks. There are many alternatives to bonds,Continue reading “Alternatives to Bonds”
You may believe your money is safe, and that you’re guaranteed to make money from your investment. While bonds are generally safer than stocks, they are by no means risk-free. In fact, bond investments are a lot riskier than you may have been led to believe.
If you’ve ever been curious about house flipping, retirement might be the perfect time to give it a try!
The New Retirement Reality In an excellent article in InvestmentNews, 5 Ways To Start The Purpose Conversation, author Dan Sharishevsky shared these insights on finding purpose in retirement. Retirement is undoubtedly one of life’s biggest transitions. Today, 75 is the new 60 and 65 is the new 50. Retirement is no longer the finish line. Continue reading “The New Retirement Reality”
A new Ohio law attempts to impose ‘best interest’ fiduciary standards onto life insurance and annuity providers. However, these standards are extremely vague and still leave from for abuse to consumers. Many annuity providers and so-called financial advisors plant their product as a solution to a variety of problems, when in reality another product is likely more useful. Below are 4 cautionary tales from clients that have come to us for help in the past. If any of these situations have happened to you or a loved one, or are currently happening, we encourage you to seek out additional financial tools and professionals.
A good leader starts by leading themselves. I had the pleasure of talking with my good friend Mary Rauchenstein on my podcast this week about what qualities a good leader posses, and what the differences are between a leader, mentor, coach and manager. You can use these strategies to start managing your own financial life.