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Resources

For years our firm has been on the lookout for a source of new and timely information that would benefit our clients, content we judge our clients would find helpful and relevant as they work toward their financial goals. Our search is ended, and we are excited to share with you a new feature on our website. It provides an impressive collection of articles, calculators, videos, and presentations pertaining to Retirement, Estate Planning, Investments, Insurance, Lifestyle, and more.

This material is well written, informative, interesting, and relevant. You’ll want to visit often since it’s also updated frequently. Set a goal for yourself to read one article or watch one video per week. What a great way to educate yourself and build awareness of all the components of your financial picture…at your convenience, your pace, in the comfort of your home.

Links

Click here for links to our favorite and most useful third-party websites, services, and apps.

Brian’s Blog

Catch up on Brian’s Blog with these recent posts.

When the Proud are Humbled

When the Proud are Humbled

In our last quarterly newsletter for our clients, the theme was “Healthy Living”, and my contribution was all of the things we can do to help our immune system, in addition to the preventive measures we can take to avoid contracting Covid.  Within 24-48 hours of that...

The First Meeting

The First Meeting

  Meeting with a financial advisor for the first time can feel intimidating. In this video Brian gives you an idea of what you can expect during a first meeting with Intentional Wealth Advisors....

What do YOU want?

What do YOU want?

All I want is a new paddle for my stand-up paddle board and a new bike.  Is that too much to ask for?  Apparently, it is. Last summer, a friend loaned me his very nice carbon fiber paddle to try out while I was paddling on my board.  Previously, I would have told you...

Market Volatility

Market Volatility

  Market volatility is scary. We get it. The last thing you want to do is lose a large portion of your nest-egg when you're in the retirement red-zone. In this video I'll share with you 5 tips for...

Weekly Market Commentary

Catch up on the Weekly Market Commentary with these recent issues.

May 10, 2021

The Markets Like a gender reveal gone wrong, last week’s employment report delivered an unexpected surprise. Economists estimated 975,000 new jobs would be created in April. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were just 266,000. That’s a...

May 3, 2021

The Markets It’s Spring and economic recovery is in the air. Last week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. economy grew at a 6.4 percent annualized rate for the first three months of 2021. While that’s good news for companies and workers, asset managers...

April 26, 2021

The Markets It wasn’t just the price of pork chops. Last week, as investors weighed the news, strong corporate earnings were offset by higher grocery prices and rising numbers of global coronavirus cases. Solid corporate earnings weighed favorably. So far, 25 percent...

April 19, 2021

The Markets Where are Treasury bonds going? The direction of bond yields is influenced by investors’ expectations for economic growth, among other factors. When economic growth is expected to weaken, bond yields tend to move lower. When economic growth is expected to...

8 Good Reasons

Here are eight good reasons why working with a certified financial planner can help improve your financial future.

MFS Infosheets

MFS Investments publishes “infosheets” on a range of personal financial issues. We have found them to be uniformly interesting, well written, and worth sharing with our friends and clients.

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