posted on 29th September 2020 in Financial Planning

Let me guess… You became a financial advisor because you want to help families secure their financial futures. You envisioned yourself coming to work every day fired up about helping your clients accomplish their dreams.  But you’ve hit a roadblock. The RIA you work for is squashing every ounce of passion you have. You feel […]

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posted on 14th September 2020 in San Diego CFP Team Posts

WorthPointe advisor Morgan Smith was recently featured on the podcast, Brilliantly Resilient, speaking on the topic of How to Be Financially Resilient in COVID-19 & More. In addition to discussing his recently published book, Generation Squeezed: A Holistic Guide to Taking Care of Aging Parents, Morgan provided some specific suggestions for businesses and individuals to […]

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posted on 27th August 2020 in Financial Planning & Newsletters

For most financial advisors, owning your own firm sounds like a dream. You set your own schedule. You call all the shots. You take home all the profit.  But even if you’re pocketing all the profits, do you really earn more as a solo advisor than you would at a larger ensemble firm? Let’s find […]

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posted on 7th August 2020 in Newsletters & WorthPointe News

A lot of advisors think they’ll take home more money if they run their own RIA. At surface level, this makes sense. But after having worked with hundreds of advisors over the past 13 years, I can tell you advisors who run their own RIAs usually don’t make more money. Shocking, I know. Let’s talk […]

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posted on 4th August 2020 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts

Given the recent market volatility, WorthPointe advisor John Chapman has received many calls from clients who wonder if it’s a good idea to set a limit on their downside by using a stop-loss order. In an educational video, he discusses the type of research investors should be doing before making a decision. John highlights the […]

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posted on 2nd August 2020 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts

WorthPointe advisor John Chapman recently was the special guest on LD Expert Live, a weekly YouTube show hosted by Jill Stowell, founder of Stowell Learning Centers. The focus of their conversation was how families can manage the additional costs of securing outside services for their children with learning challenges. In addition to noting the importance […]

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posted on 21st July 2020 in WorthPointe News

How much do you own? And what’s your plan for paying it back? Student debt is in the news almost daily. However, when Robert Farrington started his blog, CollegeInvestor.com, the topic felt personal. But as he started talking about his journey, he realized he wasn’t alone. In this episode of “The John Chapman Show,” Robert […]

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Why does it seem like the investment markets rarely do what you want or expect them to do? It’s like walking a dog. Imagine someone walking a straight line down the sidewalk and hoping the dog will follow the same path, but he just appears to be randomly going this way or that. The dog […]

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posted on 8th July 2020 in Your Family

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Money absolutely gives you options to participate in things that make you happy — but money itself won’t make you happy since it’s just a tool. How, then, should you invest in order to have the happiest retirement possible? According to retirement researcher and expert […]

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posted on 30th June 2020 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts

WorthPointe advisors John Chapman and Matt Addington — both fathers of three — talk about the need to educate children about money in a new video. The discussion was spurred by a recent Twitter post from Kyng Kyren, Can’t Be No Sucka Wit Ya Money, which shows him talking with his young daughter about things […]

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