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As the saying goes, "When times are good, anyone can make money." In the tenth year of the bull market following the Great Recession, markets are at or near all-time highs, but recent volatility has some investors uncertain on where the markets will go from here. Many are re-evaluating their relationship with their financial advisor to ensure that they are in good hands.

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Read what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.

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Lisa Brown is joined by wealth advisors Tom Presley and Wesley Wood for a concise 30-minute presentation for anyone who has been granted stock options from their company.

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Ready or not, tax season is here! Watch as wealth advisor Bud Boland talks with Fox 5 Atlanta about what you need to know about the differences in tax season this year due to COVID-19. 

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There is perhaps no more widely used phrase in the investment world than…you can’t time the market. This warning has been a hallmark of Wall Street lore for as long as public markets have existed and has been ingrained into the thinking of nearly every investor from the first day they begin investing.

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If you are worried that your executive compensation may not meet your expectations in 2021, it’s best to prepare for the worst now. Here’s how.

Brightworth has been monitoring the developments in the recent cyberattack linked to the SolarWinds Orion platform. We are dedicated to maintaining the security of your data and of our systems and want to share the status of our investigation into this widespread attack.

As 2020 has come to a close, we can’t help but reflect on what is sure to go down as one of the most unpredictable years the financial markets have ever seen.  The pandemic that rocked the entire globe in the first quarter has changed the world forever, with the end results still very much up in the air.

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Check out what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.

 

13 ON Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:11

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With many of us spending much of the last twelve months under some degree of “house arrest” through the COVID-19 pandemic, residential real estate is largely booming.

90 ON Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:48

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Last week I had a friend come up to me in an absolute panic. She had lost her wallet. After walking her through what she needed to do, I decided I should memorialize the steps for anyone this may help going forward.

11 ON Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:10

Most productivity books you have read probably centered around your work life. Read Atomic Habits and think about your elements of retirement and the multiple phases of retirement. What bad habits will you need to break and what good habits will you need to create?

38 ON Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:01

The recent severe winter weather that impacted millions of people in Texas and across the United States has reminded us of the importance of planning ahead for inclement weather and staying connected with loved ones.

86 ON Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:43

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On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (The Act), which introduces several new relief opportunities for both businesses and individuals.

11 ON Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:09

Between the ages of 50 and 70, most people experience a significant amount of life change. Transitions are a natural and regular occurrence in our lives. They represent a shift from what was to what is. While normal, they still contribute to a significant amount of the stress in our lives, both positive and negative. Change can create friction in our comfort, our relationships, and our identity. It can also represent great opportunity and growth.

86 ON Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:44

I received this text message from my son the other night: “Hey, Dad, what’s going on with all this GameStop business? And AMC? Everyone in my fraternity is talking about it. Apparently someone made like $25k.” When I received it, I knew it was time for a chat – and a note to many of our clients.

380 ON Tue, 02/09/2021 - 09:31

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"Two double beds? You have to be kidding me. We’re here to celebrate our first anniversary!” This unfortunate true story is one that my wife and I can now laugh about. Money was tight our first year of marriage, but we still wanted a quick getaway to celebrate

11 ON Fri, 01/29/2021 - 09:40

The first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations has lifted many spirits and raised expectations for the new year, including the hopes of resumed leisure travel. But while it's good to have things to look forward to, your travel plans for the year will have to account for COVID-19 whether you receive a vaccine or not.

90 ON Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:53

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I like to keep my goals attainable. I remember watching Phil Dunphy on Modern Family trying to walk to Canada on an elliptical machine and thinking: “why would you ever put yourself through that torture?” 

10 ON Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:11

You think a long weekend while the kids are with the grandparents should be relaxing, right? You're right, but what if something goes wrong?

354 ON Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:08

The end of 2020 is in sight, but there is still plenty of time left to make a number of financial moves that will help improve your retirement savings, reduce your tax bill and benefit your community.