Two Very Quick Notes, Jan 22 2019

Clients of Financial Planning Associates, Inc., please note that your 4th quarter investment management reports were posted on January 3rd. Normally we confirm the posting of quarterly reports on the day that they are posted; however, in this case a software issue prevented us from publishing a notification until now. My father, Earl W. Goodin passed away from this life… Read more →

Going, Going, Gone.

Going, Going, Gone. It’s the name of a song by Al Kooper. The song is a lament. It recognizes that things have changed, never to be the same again. Some aspects of life with which we have grown comfortable are no more, supplanted by new and different ideas, difficulties and opportunities. (Note: If you are one of the 170 million monthly… Read more →

A Very Quick Note Regarding The KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT.

For those clients who own the KBS Strategic Opportunity Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), please note that the recent declaration of a special dividend does not require any action on your part. We recommend that you affirm the default choice by taking no action. As a result, you will be receiving a check in December for some of the proceeds… Read more →

Just A Few Things.

If you are an investment client of Financial Planning Associates, Inc., your preliminary 3rd quarter reports have been posted in your secure web portal. During the quarter our clients’ investment accounts increased in value by an aggregate average amount of 2.35%. Our most aggressively managed portfolio increased by 9.22% during the quarter. The average increase during the past 12 months… Read more →

Healthcare, Blockchain, Quarterlies, and More.

Our financial planning clients know that one of the great concerns during financial independence (retirement) is the uncertainty regarding healthcare costs. In fact, for the past twenty years or so we have modeled healthcare costs using a 6% annual inflation rate, twice the general rate of 3%. I still recommend this, however, there is the possibility that new technologies can… Read more →