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Choosing the right advisor

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.

With the first quarter of 2021 behind us, the economy is in full-blown recovery mode. According to the Wall Street Journal, real (after inflation) GDP forecasts are for 6% growth by the end of the year. This would result in net growth of 2% over the past two years…during a pandemic!

Interest rates have been on the rise lately causing many investors to become increasingly nervous that the upward trend may have much further to go. 

CI Financial and Brightworth

TORONTO and ATLANTA (March 15, 2021) – CI Financial Corp. (“CI”) (TSX: CIX; NYSE: CIXX), a diversified global asset and wealth management company, today announced an agreement to acquire Brightworth, LLC (“Brightworth”) of Atlanta, a registered investment advisor with approximately US$4.7 billion1 in assets. 

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Want to keep saving after the pandemic is over? Create new long-lasting money saving habits. Wealth advisor Bud Boland talks to Fox 5 Atlanta and shares the habits his family has adopted in the last year. 

Lisa Brown is joined by wealth advisor Bud Boland for a concise 30-minute presentation for working professionals who want to know if their estate plan is in good shape.

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

 

10 ON Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:39

woman using a tablet at home to check her finances

As we all watch the latest news about the coronavirus, it’s easy to be scared about our physical and financial health. Some people may not leave their homes or allow children and grandchildren to play with others. Others, worried about a recession or financial meltdown, may be making major changes to their finances or investment accounts.

8 ON Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:45

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Whether growing or floundering, every organization reflects the individuals and leadership of which it is made.  At the same time, from top to bottom, from vision to execution, each individual evolves and becomes what they strive for as they reach their individual goals.

13 ON Fri, 03/06/2020 - 08:39

One life event more than any other marks a turning point for how seriously families consider their finances: having a baby. New babies bring new life challenges, with financial repercussions that can stretch into retirement.

14 ON Tue, 03/03/2020 - 15:36

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Bonus checks will begin arriving during the next few weeks for millions of corporate executives and managers countrywide. While most people have anticipated this cash windfall, too many don’t have a clear plan on how to best save, invest and spend this money.

90 ON Thu, 02/27/2020 - 14:09

The most common reason I hear people jumping ship to a shinier boat is for a “better opportunity.”  However, let’s unpack what a “better opportunity” truly looks like.

8 ON Wed, 02/26/2020 - 13:55

“What is your unique ability?”   It’s an executive coaching question that gets asked a lot.  Questions like these are valuable because few of us take the time to ask and answer that question ourselves and leverage the answer

11 ON Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:15

Believe it or not, we are nearly two full months into 2020! How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like most of us, you have a goal of improving your health in some way this year. In case your motivation is waning, let me give you one more reason to focus today: your retirement years.

84 ON Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:42

As you turn the page to 2020, it is important to be mindful of changes to various savings limits set by the IRS and state tax authorities.

If you intend to maximize your savings to any one of the following accounts this year, be sure that you have verified with your HR department that you are on track to contribute the maximum amounts for 2020. 

11 ON Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:58

If you were busy shopping for that last-second Christmas present or just enjoying an egg nog with family, you may have missed that Congress recently passed an interesting bit of legislation. On December 19th, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act – you can't make that up – was attached to a year-end appropriations bill keeping the government open for business, signed into law by President Trump effective January 1, 2020.

10 ON Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:24

The seventh episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Getting Involved With Charity as a Working Executive.

10 ON Thu, 10/24/2019 - 17:10

The sixth episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Three Essential Money Tips for Executives.

10 ON Thu, 10/24/2019 - 16:10

The fifth episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is My Smartest and Dumbest Money Decisions from 22 to 42.