Investment Planning

Ask A Financial Advisor Anything Part 3

Ask A Financial Advisor Anything – Part 3 Play in new window | DownloadJoin Nick and Dave for another round of listener questions. Our listeners have submitted some very compelling questions that are probably things you are also wondering about. Check it out! Here are the questions: #1. I lost almost half of my retirement in the […]

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Second Quarter 2022 Market Review and Economic Outlook Play in new window | DownloadWe’re halfway through the year and inflation and interest rates continue to drive the markets and the headlines. Our friends at East Bay Investment Solutions recently published their Quarterly Investment Commentary for the second quarter of 2022 outlining where we are now and where […]

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Monte Carlo

What is Monte Carlo Analysis?

We use financial planning software that utilizes a statistical technique called Monte Carlo Analysis. This technique analyzes spending goals from a portfolio over long time periods and calculates the odds of a plan’s success by running the plan with a thousand different potential investment outcomes rather than assuming a portfolio […]

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Bull And Bear

Bull and Bear Market Cycles

As of last Monday’s market close, the S&P 500, the stock index for the largest American companies, entered bear market territory, meaning that it had dropped 20% from the high it posted in December 2021. Several headlines have been talking about the market entering bear market territory. I thought it […]

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The Two Most Important Stock Market Charts

The Two Most Important Stock Market Charts Play in new window | DownloadThere are a lot of folks out there right now on financial cable channels, on the internet news outlets, social media, and even print media talking about the markets, the economy, and where things are headed. Most of them are making exciting predictions of […]

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What Is A Fee Only Financial Planner

What is a Fee-Only Financial Planner? Play in new window | DownloadWe don’t love the term either, because it is hard to figure out what it means. But we do stand by being fee-only advisors. Simply put, our clients pay us a fee for financial planning and investment advice. We do not make any commission […]

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5 Investment Insights Second Quarter 2022


Markets Have Stabilized The S&P 500 and other major stock indices have stabilized in recent weeks. Not only was the Fed announcement expected, but oil prices and other factors have calmed as well. Investors should also remember that the market has performed exceptionally well over the past several years, despite […]

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Should I Hire A Financial Advisor

Should I Hire a Financial Advisor? Play in new window | DownloadShould You Hire a Financial Advisor? YES (maybe) When? Now (or later) Join Dave and Nick as they talk about who should hire a financial planner and when. The need for a financial advisor will vary throughout your life. Financial planners are key when […]

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Starting A New Job Rolling Over A 401k

Starting A New Job – Rolling Over a 401K Play in new window | DownloadAre you starting a new job? Do you have a 401K to roll over? This is the podcast episode for you. About Shotwell Rutter Baer Shotwell Rutter Baer is proud to be an independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firm. This means that we are […]

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