Nov
03

The 3 Biggest Misunderstandings About Options

posted on November 3rd 2017 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

In part 1 of this series, I described the main ways options are used (income, protection, favorable stock entries and diversification) as well as how they compare to stocks, risk-wise. Now, let’s talk about the biggest misunderstandings people have about options. First, people tend to learn just one strategy and then incorrectly assume the characteristics […]

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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
11

9 Tips on Purchasing and Financing Your New Home

posted on September 11th 2017 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve covered several topics that span the financial planning spectrum. This month, we’d like to take a slightly different tack and discuss the ins and outs of buying a home. For many, it will be the biggest purchase ever made, one that is an enormous investment with plenty of […]

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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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Aug
01

6 Ways to a Happier Retirement

posted on August 1st 2017 in WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Picture this — it’s Friday afternoon, your work is done and you have the weekend ahead of you. But what makes this weekend different than any other weekend is that you have a two-week vacation following it. You wish your colleagues well, they express similar thoughts and you head toward freedom. Of course, you’re excited! […]

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Jun
22

May Market Commentary: Ignore the Distractions

posted on June 22nd 2017 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

The steady diet of headlines pouring out of the Trump administration has been unsettling for most Americans, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum. We know equity markets loathe heightened uncertainty — and what is happening in Washington is generating an enormous amount of political uncertainty. The word “impeachment” has even been bandied […]

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