How do you know you’re getting your money’s worth when working with a financial advisor? Certainly peace of mind is a big part of the value proposition for most clients. One colleague is in the habit of saying that “we sell sleep.” But how do you quantify the value of psychological well-being because you’re working with a competent financial planner? You can’t.
Today employee stock options don’t provoke the same heart pounding exhilaration as the 90s. But stock options still have their place and can be a valuable part of your compensation package at established and emerging companies.
This time of year can be bittersweet for members of the upper muddle class. There can be elation when they find out years of hard work have been rewarded with an acceptance to a good college. But this is tempered by fears about how their families will pay for school.
We are in the midst of a powerful bull market, and individual investors are finally beginning to believe its strength.
If you saw a five dollar bill on a deserted sidewalk, you’d probably pick it up. Strangely enough, many of you regularly leave bags of money with your name on them in the human resources department of your employer.
If you are about to retire, you’re probably wondering about the sources of your future income. Stock dividends might be the answer.
How borrowing from your retirement plan could affect you.
Many of you believe that investing internationally is a poor idea — at least right now. But before you liquidate, just consider: Are you just selling low? By the time everyone is sanguine about the European economy, it may be too late to benefit from the gains.