Our Weekend Word

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.  

Navigating the Maze of Student Loan Repayment Options

Graduating from college is certainly cause for celebration! But for many graduates, earning a higher education degree has left them with sizable student loan debt. Fortunately, there are a variety of repayment choices available—from consolidation to refinancing—to help lessen this burden.

Fall Planning Checklist

Before you get swept into 2020 with manic bouts of cooking, cleaning and sugar coma’s here are a few things to keep in mind as the end of the year approaches that can help you feel productive in the chaos.

What is the internet worth to you?

How important is technology in your daily life?

Trouble in Paradise

Our clients know that our group has viewed the rush to passive investing with skepticism to say the least. You can’t argue numbers, but something about buying into companies that you didn’t really know anything about never seemed quite right.

Recently, a loud voice echoed our concern that this indexing party may be getting a bit out of hand. The real man behind “The Big Short”, Michael Burry, said as much in an interview with Bloomberg.

Trust Fund Baby

People have long associated trust money with excessive wealth and poor life choices by young people. Another factor that adds to peoples’ misconceptions about trusts is that most folks don’t really talk about it if they get money from one. This combination of stigma and silence leads many to believe that trusts must are only for rich kids and they probably shouldn’t have one.

Stranger Things

Every year investors get put through the ringer of some kind of headline driven market movement, but this year it feels like we’re on a ship about to enter the Bermuda triangle or something.

Aaron mentioned some ulterior motives concerning the trade war currency manipulation accusations last week, so this week I want to touch on some hard facts that definitely have caught our attention.