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Inflation And Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_37.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadInflation has dominated the financial headlines over the last few weeks. We’ve seen some of the fastest price increases in decades for some everyday goods and services and commodities. Inflation can impact the financial markets, and we know it has been on the minds of many of our clients. […]

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Investment Real Estate

Investment Real Estate and Rental Properties

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_36.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadInvestment Real Estate and Rental Properties – Is it a good idea or not? Join Dave and Nick as they talk about the pros and cons of real estate as an investment strategy. Hear Dave’s opinion on why he decided it wasn’t for him. There’s an adage when it […]

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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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Cyber Security Presentation from Doberman Technologies

David Shotwell

Last week, Ian Richardson from Doberman Technologies presented a webinar for our clients on how to think about personal cybersecurity, and with tips and best practices to stay safe online. You can check out a recording of his presentation below:          

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December 2020 Market and Economic Update

December 2020 Market and Economic Update

David Shotwell

It’s December and 2020 is drawing to a close. How has the 2020 market been doing? It’s been a year of extremes. As I write this, the stock market is making fresh highs, with the S&P 500 stock index up 14.5% for the year, despite a harrowing journey. The economy was thrown into a recession […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Financial Advisor

How Well Do You Know Your Financial Advisor?

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDon’t wonder if your financial advisor is trustworthy and on the level. Do some research. Trust but verify. Bernie Madoff was arrested in December 2008 when his sons revealed that his giant asset management firm was a Ponzi scheme. He had stolen an estimated $64 BILLION dollars in client […]

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Individual Stocks

Why We Don’t Recommend Individual Stocks

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrequently when we meet people who handle their own investments, they like to talk about individual stocks. I can understand why. Individual stocks have a story that you can wrap your head around, such as Pfizer creating a vaccine for Corona Virus, to borrow from current headlines. Or Tesla […]

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Evaluating the State of Michigan Health Plan Options

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The State of Michigan is in round two of open enrollment for 2020, and there are some changes in the State of Michigan Health Plan Options that are worth evaluating. Here are our thoughts on how to assess the State of Michigan’s health plans for 2021.  What’s changing?  The significant change for 2021 is the […]

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Medicare and Your Financial Plan

Jeff Rutter

A few days ago we hosted a webinar on Medicare and Your Financial Plan, featuring Justine Bell from Cedar River Insurance in Okemos. Justine specializes in helping people understand their Medicare coverage and making smart choices concerning coverage options and Medicare supplement policies. Medicare is complicated and the features and benefits are often misunderstood. Justine’s […]

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