Help, I’m scared!

Ca-Can’t you understand what’s happening here? Don’t you see what’s happening? Potter isn’t selling. Potter’s buying. And why? Because we’re panicky and he’s not. That’s why. He’s picking up some bargains. —- George Bailey, circa 1930 In 2022 some investors are feeling the same way customers of the Bailey Building and Loan felt in 1930, fearing that their assets will… Read more →

A Very Quick Note, Oct 4 2021

Clients of Financial Planning Associates, Inc., your 3rd quarter investment management reports are posted to your secure portal. Important milestones: Attached is a listing of certain important milestones for your reference. Coming soon: News and comments about human longevity, infinite/quantum computing, future transportation, equity indexed CDs and more! Read more →

Risk Tolerance, Inflation, DARPA & AI.

What is your risk tolerance? During the financial planning process we ask questions about – well, everything that might possibly be useful in understanding our clients as they consider their priorities, concerns, strengths, limitations, etc., etc. Specifically with regard to developing and maintaining a proper investment policy it is useful to assess our client’s risk tolerance. A relatively new idea… Read more →

Good News, and Bad News.

The good news: The recently reported problem with Morningstar client web portal uploads has been fixed. The bad news: Documents uploaded between June 16 and July 2 are not recoverable. If you uploaded documents to your web portal during the period in question, please re-upload those documents. We feel bad about this inconvenience. Therefore, the next time a Mister Softy… Read more →