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Investments Article

Past Recessions & Recent Market Volatility

Today we’re going to go back by reviewing past recessions. We'll also be broadening the scope a little bit and taking long term look at the markets and market volatility over the course of the past year. We're then going to take a look at this yield curve. I have several different interesting charts to show you when it comes to this inverted yield curve.

Investments Article

Ultra-Long Treasury Bonds

Two years ago Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin took a look at the possibility of issuing ultra-long Treasury bonds with maturities between 50 and 100 years. The reason was to take advantage of the low-interest-rate environment and lock in extremely low borrowing costs.

Investments Article

Top 5 Things Investors Are Worried About Today

On August 26th of this year, released the results of a survey they conducted with 2,000 US investors. In the survey, respondents were asked which geopolitical or economic event they felt was most concerning where the health and safety of their investments were concerned. They surveyed men and women between the ages of 35 to 65+ from coast to coast. Here are the top 5 things investors are worried about today.

The Guided Retirement Show

Retirement Podcast

IRA vs. Roth IRA – How to Make Both Work for You

Episode 1 - JoAnn Huber, CPA, CFP®
For many people, the 401(k) is their largest asset. However, there are several different types of 401(k) plans, each of which follows a different series of rules and regulations. Choosing the wrong type of 401(k) can have significant consequences in retirement - and can drastically affect your quality of life for years to come.

Retirement Podcast

IRA vs. Roth IRA Pt. 2 with JoAnn Huber

Episode 2 - JoAnn Huber, CPA, CFP®
In the last episode, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CPA JoAnn Huber and I kicked off the podcast with a discussion about the differences between the IRA and the Roth IRA.However, we barely scratched the surface, and if you’re feeling confused after listening to Part 1 of our conversation, that’s okay.




Retirement Plan Checklist

In this video, Dean Barber discusses some of the questions from our Retirement Plan Checklist report. The Retirement Plan Checklist is designed to allow you to see all the things that you need to be thinking of, and doing, as you lead up to and through retirement. It’s a checklist for your retirement journey.


Tax Clarity

Forward-looking tax planning can be a huge part of a successful retirement plan. Watch as Dean Barber reviews the basics of a forward-looking tax plan and the impact it can have on your retirement plan. 


Choosing a Financial Advisor Video

Choosing the right financial advisor for your is an important process. Here are some things to consider when you're making your decision.