Last month we began the discussion on how a change in interest rates will affect your bond investments. The most important takeaway from this was to recognize why interest rates are changing.
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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.
Join father/son CPA duo and tax experts Ryan and Harold Halpern for a concise 30-minute presentation on ways to help reduce taxes for 2021, and what working professionals should be doing today if tax rates rise.
Congratulations to Brightworth’s co-founder and partner, Dave Polstra, who received the Greater Good Award from Georgia Planned Giving Council for 2020/2021! Dave has worked for more than 20 years with his clients to develop giving strategies to charities across metro Atlanta.
If you know someone over age 50 who is contemplating divorce, then share this webinar. Family law expert Steve Andrews and Brightworth’s finance expert Lisa Brown talk about "gray divorce".
As your life changes, your financial plan may change too. And that’s OK.
You may love your son-in-law or daughter-in-law now, but that could change down the road. So, if you don’t want your money going to your kid’s future ex, here’s what you should do.
Check out what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.
A financial strategy that is easy to manage is so important to help busy attorneys pay taxes, save for retirement and other goals, and have the cash flow needed for living expenses. Here are five fundamental steps any attorney should consider right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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,
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.