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Estate Planning Basics With Special Guest Molly Petitjean

Estate Planning Basics with Special Guest Molly Petitjean

David Shotwell

http://kitchen_table_29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this week’s edition of the Kitchen Table Podcast, Nick and I interviewed Molly Petitjean, an estate planning attorney with the law office of Buhl, Little, Lynwood, and Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. On April 21, Molly will be presenting a webinar with us on estate planning basics. […]

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Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDealing with volatile markets requires discipline, and we believe it is important to have a written philosophy. Our firm follows the following principles when we make portfolio choices and evaluate the asset managers and model builders with whom we work. #1. Short-term market returns cannot be known or predicted. […]

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American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast week, the government passed the American Rescue Plan, which provided the third round of stimulus payments. This also includes enhanced child tax credits and unemployment benefits. These potential payments and tax credits all have qualifications based on income levels and provide some planning opportunities. The bill provided stimulus […]

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How Does A Roth Ira Work

How Does A Roth IRA Work?

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) allows you to put money away long-term. If you follow the rules, your distributions during retirement are tax-free. If you are eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, it can become a powerful retirement savings vehicle. How Does A Roth IRA Work? With […]

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Lessons From A Year With Covid

Lessons From a Year with Covid

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow has the economy been impacted by Covid in the last twelve months? It’s been 12 months since the markets first felt the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a crazy year. The market, our lives, and our emotions have been on a rollercoaster. Nick and I […]

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Investing In New Industries

Investing in New Industries

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_24_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow do you make educated guesses on investing in new industries and which ones are going to pay off? In the early fall of 2019, I got an email from a client asking whether Beyond Meat, a young company in the new “meat alternative industry,” was a good investment […]

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Changing For Good Book Club

Changing for Good Book Club

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor our book club, Amy, Jeff, Nick, and I have been reading Changing for Good by James Proshaska, John Norcross, and Carlo DiClemente. This book was first brought to my attention by one of my instructors at Kansas State, Dr. Megan Lurtz, who wrote an article about how to […]

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Charitable Giving Strategies

Charitable Giving Strategies

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor many of our clients, charitable giving is an important part of financial planning. Supporting causes in which you believe can be a very rewarding goal. Traditionally, the tax code has supported charitable giving and encouraged Americans to be generous with their support of non-profit organizations. The tax law […]

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Quarterly Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Commentary

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJoin Dave Shotwell and Nick Nauta as they discuss the current financial climate and the 4th quarter of 2020. The main investment lesson for 2020 was to stay invested as much as possible. In January 2020, our main concerns were the impact of a trade war with China and […]

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What To Do With Stimulus Money

What to do with Stimulus Money

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLately, we’ve had a few discussions with clients centered around their stimulus money and what they should do with it. While most people expect a pretty cut and dry answer from financial planners, these conversations have led to some interesting philosophical discussions around why the stimulus checks were necessary, […]

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