Sep
25

Property Tax Savings for California Seniors (55+)

You may not consider your 55th birthday as a milestone, however, there may be more reason to celebrate than you think. At the age of 55, several options for tax savings become available for those considering selling and repurchasing real estate in California. Traditionally your property tax base is calculated by the assessed value of […]

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Sep
12

How to Respond to a Data Breach

posted on September 12th 2017 in WorthPointe News & Your Family & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

You may have read that hackers broke into the Equifax database and stole personal information tied to 143 million Americans. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information […]

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Sep
05

What is WorthPointe’s Value Proposition?

posted on September 5th 2017 in Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

We’re quite aware you have many options when it comes to choosing a wealth management firm to help you achieve your financial goals. For that reason, we believe it’s important to be able to clearly communicate our value proposition — so you understand the WorthPointe difference. The value we offer clients is succinctly noted in […]

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Aug
31

Climbing to New Highs

posted on August 31st 2017 in Market Commentary & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

A recent report revealed that the S&P 500 Index has closed at 42 news highs since July 11, 2016. That’s the day the S&P 500 hit its first all-time closing high in almost 14 months. A quick review of data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve reveals the index of 500 large companies added five […]

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Aug
24

Finding the Right IRA Match for You

posted on August 24th 2017 in Market Commentary & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

All investments have a combination of benefits and limitations for its investor. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), however, also have nuanced eligibility requirements based on your employment type and income level. Selecting a retirement account isn’t always easy to navigate which is why we recommend that you sit down with financial planner to discuss your options […]

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May
21

So, You Just Won the Lottery; Now What?

Managing a lump sum, Financial Planners, San Diego Financial Planners, Austin Financial Planners

Successfully managing a financial windfall We’ve all heard the stories, if not firsthand, at least in various news reports and anecdotes. Some “lucky” person picks the winning numbers; prances before the cameras in what can only be described as a media lovefest; and lives happily ever after, free of financial worries. Sure, the first two points are […]

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Apr
13

The Morgan Report 2017 Q1: Reliability – The Next Wave In Investing

posted on April 13th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

Everyone has a different perspective on people, values and philosophies they want to help guide them in life. As we grow and learn, we realize some associations or ideas we have had are unreliable; wisdom in part should be the letting go of these, replacing them with reliable associations. Reliability can be known both experientially […]

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Mar
05

U.S. Stocks: Smart or Lucky?

posted on March 5th 2017 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

How is today like 1997? Take a look at the following graph. The top two lines are U.S. stocks, large and small. Over the past seven years, they have far and away outrun the light blue line, which shows international stocks. 2010 to 2016 Source: Russell, Standard and Poor, Morgan Stanley Capital International. Charting software […]

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Dec
18

Gold: Is It Worth Its Weight?

posted on December 18th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

Political upheaval, inflation pressure and uncertainty of global norms have recently resulted in a glitter on gold. Furthermore, the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) finally approved its new Shari’ah standards on gold, potentially opening up gold as investment for an additional 1.6 billion Muslim investors heretofore not able to invest in […]

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