How do presidential elections affect the market?
WorthPointe advisor Morgan Smith has created a three-part video series around the topic of investing and presidential elections. In the first episode, the focus is on the market: fact or fiction— market returns are negative during the year of a presidential election. You may be surprised at the outcome of his research. Watch here.Read Article
Our experiences are not only, by definition, our lives; they shape our outlook on our future potential and everything around us. Recent negative experiences can hold us back from achieving those things we want to accomplish in life—sometimes temporarily, or even for a lifetime. Conversely, recent positive experiences might cause us to be overexuberant, and […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
Advisory Firm Myths–Busted: What Percentage Of Revenue Do Top Advisors Really Take Home?
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 […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
Educate Yourself Before Using Stop-Loss
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 […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article
Expert Strategies For Tackling Your Student Debt
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 […]Read Article
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 […]Read Article