Sharing Our Thoughts and Insights
Take a minute to think about the most valuable things in life. If you are like most people, your list includes things such as family, friends, fitness and finances (money).
How have employer expectations for entry level jobs changed in the last 10 to 15 years? Just in time for graduation season, the article below gives some great advice for those just starting out in the careers (in case you are attending a party or two).
The stock market rally to start this year was built on the Federal Reserve abandoning its plans to continue raising interest rates. The stock market rally in the last month or so may be built on something else: the idea that the Federal Reserve will actually lower interest rates.
Much of the research on successful retirement stresses the need to stay engaged in life. Many people feel a loss of social and intellectual engagement when they leave full time employment.
As many of you consider retirement, you may find that downsizing to a smaller home and/or relocating to another state may be the change that you need to kick start your new life in retirement. Many retirees are finding some unexpected advantages in college towns.
According to the WSJ, fewer than 20% of technology companies recently going public are profitable, the lowest level since the dot-com bubble in the early 2000’s.
Time is a wasting asset – it cannot be stored, it has to be spent on a daily basis. Many people fret about whether they will have the time to do the things they want.
CBS news reports on stories that are inspiring and lift you up. This episode highlights a 96-year old woman that is tearing up the dance floor at a family wedding. You may think she has good genes; whereas, I suspect she must have had a good retirement plan!
Optimism is clearly priced into the markets, with U.S. stocks up nearly 17% year-to-date. The question is where do we go from here?