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What your financial advisor won't tell you (but you should ask anyway)

December 04, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

Selecting a financial advisor can be a stressful process. You want to ensure you’re well informed about your advisor’s ability and that your goals are aligned. Unfortunately, you can be left with more questions than answers when  researching financial advisors. Worse, you may not always know exactly what to ask as you evaluate your personal financial advisor.

Consider asking these six questions to your future financial advisor..

Market Volatility is More Common Than You Think

October 18, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

For those of you who closely follow the capital markets, the recent volatility may be causing some investors to worry. In the past couple of weeks, from September 30 - October 10 the US market fell 4.8%. Some investors may find it difficult to remain calm while facing a dramatic market downturn. Weathering the storm through downturns may prove more beneficial to investors than bailing when things get rough.

Retiring with Separate Accounts

July 06, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

Many couples have separate bank accounts, with a shared or communal account to pay household needs and expenses. Both may contribute equally to the account, but still maintain individual checking and saving accounts. With a second marriage or both working outside the home, an arrangement like this is common. But when it comes to retirement, how does having separate accounts affect your retirement?

Recent Market Volatility

February 11, 2018, No Comments by Kimberly L. Curtis

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors.

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