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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.

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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Here’s a New Year’s resolution that will stick, get in the best financial shape of your life! Wealth advisor Patricia Sklar has created this easy and effective financial workout everyone should try.  

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Despite the dire warnings of many in the media that a contested presidential election would cause mass upheaval in financial markets, relative calm has ensued. Following the election, the S&P 500 has staged a sharp rally, despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the political fallout of the results. 

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The holiday season is in full swing not only for shopping, but for cyber-criminals too. We’ve begun the busiest online shopping season, and the bad guys are planning to get rich with your money. So, here are this year's Top 10 Holiday Cybersecurity Alert Tips. 

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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.

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

 

6 ON Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:59

One of my favorite clients passed away this year at age 94.  Captured by the German Army during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, his war stories were spellbinding.  And after traveling to Germany as an executive at The Coca-Cola Company for more than 40 years, he actually met the soldier who apprehended him.

14 ON Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:58

As 2019 open enrollment gets underway, I want to recommend that people strongly consider electing a high deductible health plan (HDHP) that is coupled with a Health Savings Account (HSA).  HSAs have significant tax benefits and are an excellent way to sock away money now for medical expenses in retirement.

11 ON Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:26

As the end of 2018 draws near, many Brightworth clients will begin considering giving money to their favorite charities and nonprofit organizations.  But recent changes to the federal tax laws have the potential to dramatically alter those plans. So, I wanted to lay out a potential strategy now for people to consider implementing before December 31.

10 ON Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:59

As the U.S. equity market gets set to conclude its worst October performance since the financial crisis, it’s natural for people to wonder if their investments are well positioned. This is a typical reaction when prices swing sharply – such as the Dow rising and falling hundreds of points, often in the same day.

90 ON Wed, 10/24/2018 - 09:25

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it might be time to talk about scary movies.  When I was a kid, I used to watch scary movies with my dad.  My dad likes to tell the story about how when we watched...

90 ON Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:46

Every business has its jargon, and we financial professionals are no exception. But have no fear, I will help you understand what we’re saying. Here are a few terms you may want to know...

11 ON Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:23

A blank calendar filled with nothing but free time can be every bit as stressful as a packed work week. Here are some ideas for creating a new retirement schedule that will keep you growing, learning, experiencing new things, and making meaningful connections with your community.

90 ON Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:09

According to a recent report, Georgia lost its crown spot as #1 for feature films being made…well for 2017. But we only lost to Canada (an entire country), and we remained ahead of LA (well actually both LA’s: Hollywood and Louisiana).

10 ON Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:54

Running out of money in retirement is one of the biggest fears many people face. In this brief video, Brightworth's Lisa Brown offers five tips to help protect yourself from such risk and ensure peace of mind as your enter this new phase of life. 

11 ON Thu, 06/28/2018 - 09:36

It's been said that the only constant in life is change. In his Transitions video series, Brightworth's Charlie Jordan discusses the major transitions in life, their financial impact and how to navigate through these changes with clarity and peace of mind,

10 ON Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:35

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances due to the loss of a spouse. This can prove to be a very frightnening time for women who have never been involved in their family's finances. In this brief video, Brightworth's Lisa Brown offers three financial tips to help married women get a handle on their money.