Jul
02

Launching a Career as a Financial Planner

posted on July 2nd 2018 in San Diego CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional takes a great deal of dedication, education, and experience, so we asked our Partner and Financial Planner, Anthony to share his motivation for wanting to become a financial advisor in the first place. Unsurprisingly, his interest started at a very young age. Learn more about his journey in our […]

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Jun
18

What are the Tax Implications of Options Trading?

posted on June 18th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Options are a poorly understood asset class to most investors, but have many uses for astute planners. No, we aren’t talking about the type of options your company might grant you, but publicly traded options. For example, adding an options enhancement component to your overall investment strategy may be a great way to enhance how […]

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Jun
14

5 Steps to Reducing Healthcare Costs in Retirement

posted on June 14th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Healthcare costs will be the biggest expense for most retirees. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is a reality. A 65-year-old couple that left the workforce in 2017 will spend an average of $275,000 to cover medical expenses through retirement, according to the latest retiree healthcare cost estimate provided by Fidelity Benefits Consulting. That’s […]

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May
23

Robo Financial Advice: Is the discount worth the risk?

posted on May 23rd 2018 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Investing seems like it should be straightforward: buy when stock is low, sell when its high. Reap the profit. Makes sense especially when you consider the big gains demonstrated by the stock market over the past couple of years. Big margins meant bigger discounts for customers of the financial service industry with the growing popularity […]

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May
15

3 Tips for Choosing Your Financial Planner

posted on May 15th 2018 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

You know that the right financial planner will help you clear a path to your financial goals and keep up the momentum along the way. But knowing whether your financial advisor is on your side can be harder to nail down. How do you know if your advisor will have the experience and freedom to […]

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May
09

Is Now the Time to Convert your IRA into a Roth?

posted on May 9th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

There are many different ways you can shelter your savings from taxes. It is a powerful incentive for us to save for retirement. Options give us choices, but choices can confuse as options proliferate. In the name of simplicity, we’ll avoid what is sometimes called the “alphabet soup” of retirement accounts. Instead, let’s spend a […]

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May
07

A Sea of Tranquility — Not!

posted on May 7th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks. When the year ended, the largest peak-to-trough decline for the S&P 500 Index was just under 3%. It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors. Since the beginning of February, volatility has returned. It’s a reminder that periods of relative tranquility don’t last […]

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Apr
23

AdvisoryHQ’s 2018 ran​​king ​​o​​f the​​ “Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Austin, TX

posted on April 23rd 2018 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

The WorthPointe team is grateful for AdvisoryHQ’s recent inclusion of our firm in their Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Austin, TX list. AdvisoryHQ employs a unique methodology that objectively evaluates the total assets under management (AUM), firm size and quality, as well as the amount of revenue generated by an advisory firm. Being recognized […]

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Apr
18

Busting the 5 Biggest Retirement Myths

posted on April 18th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Urban legends, urban myths, and fake news. Whatever you call it, in our age of information, claims of spurious repute can go viral in minutes. Anyone with a computer can start a blog and offer up opinions on just about any subject, whether he or she is an authority or not. Sources? Who needs sources? […]

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