Our Weekend Word

Raising Awareness of COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Claim Fraud

With COVID-19 causing an unprecedented increase in unemployment insurance claims over the past few months, reports of identity theft are rising. 

Wait it is still 2020?!

Man, it has been a crazy year and I for one look forward to 2021, being right around the corner… wait what? It’s only June!?  That is more than your average years’ worth packed into the last six months.

Should You Save for Retirement or for a Child’s College Education?

For parents, deciding how much to save for retirement versus what to set aside for a child’s education can be a difficult balancing act. 

Helpful Links for Staying at Home

Hi all, hopefully you are safe and healthy during this challenging time.
We wanted to take a second to try and compile a quick list of links that might be helpful and alleviate some stress while you’re stuck at home.

Liquidity Crunch

With all the news we wanted to discuss why the actions of Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Treasury regarding liquidity are so important right now.

Getting Smoked

Taking a break from coronavirus we’d like to take a moment to preach looking before you leap.  Right now, many of you have the right idea that this is the time to put some money to work in the market.  We generally agree with that sentiment, especially for younger investors, but also want to tell a cautionary tale.

AirPods Pushing the Envelope

Back in 2016 I wrote a Word about Apple being the first phone manufacturer to remove the headphone jack titled Innovation or Arrogance?.  As a technophile I was pretty skeptical about the move and was scathing at times in the piece.  At one point going as far to say, “This just seems like Apple has passed the costs of its design to its consumers and instead of being practical, is looking to line their pockets a little more.” Boy was I ever right, yet somehow so wrong.  Apple’s solution to removing the headphone jack, AirPods became a massive hit. 

No Fan of Change

People don’t like change, it’s a thing. Make those changes large, sudden, and frequent and you can really put a damper on someone’s day. This is exactly what the stock market has been doing to investors for the past two weeks.

Coronavirus Black Swan

In the past two weeks the Coronavirus has been picking up steam globally and causing production concerns for companies around the world. The question for investors remains, is this enough to truly put the global economy in trouble.

Not So Turbo

Why is it on us to figure out and file our income tax?  The short answer is, the IRS wasn’t able to, well until recently.