If you are an investment client of Financial Planning Associates, Inc., your preliminary 2nd quarter reports have been posted to your secure web portal. During the quarter our clients’ investment accounts increased in value by an aggregate average amount of +1.06%. The portfolio with the highest return increased by +3.72% during the quarter. So far in 2019 our client accounts… Read more →
Category: Financial Planning
Warning: Scams abound.
Warning: Scams abound. This is a quick note to remind you that these are perilous times. There are phone scams, email scams, phishing scams, tax scams, website hijacking scams, etc., etc., the list goes on. Why do you care? Because the scammers are getting cleverer, and the potential cost of being scammed is great. So, we are including a few… 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 →
Now Women, That’s A Whole ‘Nuther Thang!
Now women, that’s a whole ‘nuther thang! — Keb’ Mo’ Keb’ Mo’ is a blues singer, a Grammy Award winning blues singer. Like most blues singers he writes songs that are unpretentious, down to earth. Songs like the one named above. Question: Very interesting, Carl, but what does that have to do with my financial plan? Answer: It might have… Read more →