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Stock Market Storm Trackers Have Their Eyes on the Skies on stuartplanning.com

Stock Market Storm Trackers Have Their Eyes on the Skies

The conditions are looking increasingly favorable for a hurricane of a stock market correction to form. Luckily, like with most hurricanes, investors have time to prepare. Plotting the course of the stock market can help us mitigate risk, much like plotting a hurricane’s trajectory. Tornadoes are smaller than hurricanes. They strike hard and largely unexpectedly.…

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Are You Uncomfortable With the Losses You Might Have Incurred in October 2018?

After the crash of 2008 – 2009, the stock market has been going up for 9 long years, one of the longest bull markets in history. However, in 2018 the market has been quite volatile after many years of very low volatility. For example, October saw the S&P 500 down 6.9% and tech stocks took…

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7 Ways the Recent Tax Reform Could Affect Your Retirement Investments on stuartplanning.com

7 Ways the Recent Tax Reform Could Affect Your Retirement Investments

7 ways the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could impact retired investors A great deal has changed under the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many changes may be for the better, some for the worse, and some hardly noticeable at all. What matters is that saving and investing during retirement has changed. Understanding the…

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Explaining the Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) – A Better Alternative to Bonds according to Ibbotson Research on stuartplanning.com

Explaining the Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) – A Better Alternative to Bonds according to Ibbotson Research

The pros and cons of diversifying your asset portfolio with a Fixed Index Annuity (FIA) There are many ways to preserve or grow your wealth at retirement. But before investing, you want to be sure that you understand each option and the risks involved. It’s especially important to understand the contract with your insurance provider…

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Understanding How Broker-Dealers Make Their Money – and Handle Yours

By Craig Kirsner, MBA, Nationally-Recognized Author, Speaker, Retirement Planning Professional and President of Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisors The trusted handshake concept is set to tighten up under a new SEC rule The role of a broker-dealer is to offer secure financial advice and investment opportunities to clients. Both aspects of the job require different…

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No Two Retirees Look Alike – And Neither Do Their Investment Strategies

A detailed, customized analysis that speaks to your retirement needs and risks   While it would be nice if one investment strategy worked to provide a financially-secure retirement for everyone, the truth is there is no such thing. You can’t rely on stereotypes or generic, well-meaning advice on strategy, even if it comes from so-called…

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Why Many Retirees Should Stay Away from Variable Annuities on stuartplanning.com

Why Many Retirees Should Stay Away from Variable Annuities

Some mistakenly believe that variable annuities are an always attractive investment option because they provide guaranteed income for life The promise of retiring while still receiving a paycheck is an exciting prospect. But while it is true that variable annuities can provide income, they may not be a suitable investment for retirees. It can be…

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7 Golden Rules for Investing and Advanced Estate Planning

You’ve worked hard to build your nest egg. To protect it, for yourselves and for your heirs, follow this set of golden rules. We’ve seen this movie before — sky-high stock prices, sky-high real estate prices, and the Fed raising interest rates. We also saw how those times ended in 2001 and 2008. At this…

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Charity auction steakhouse dinner package for 2 and book. If you know of any upcoming charity events we have a steakhouse dinner and book raffle package to donate for their auction so please let us know!

Hi, like many of our clients we are charitably inclined… I believe it’s important to give back to those less fortunate than ourselves.   So we have created an auction dinner package to donate to any upcoming charity events that you may know of for them to help raise money for their charity.   It includes…

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7 Steps to Change Your Domicile to Florida on stuartplanning.com

7 Steps to Change Your Domicile to Florida

Tax benefits and sunshine: What’s not to love? For many reasons including the great weather, many people choose to purchase property and spend time in Florida. Florida also has several significant tax benefits for its residents; however, qualifying for these benefits depends on whether Florida is your primary residence. Two of the best Florida tax…

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How Do You Know We Are a Good Fit on stuartplanning.com

How Do You Know We Are a Good Fit?

These shared principles mean shared success “Craig, you said that one of the things Warren Buffet looks for is someone he enjoys spending time with. How do you know whether it is going to work out when you meet a new advisor?” asked Mr. Edelman, a retired CEO. That’s a very good question. Here’s what I know: there…

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What it Takes to Really Recover After a Market Correction or a Bear Market on stuartplanning.com

What it Takes to Really Recover After a Market Correction or a Bear Market

Another correction happening is a certainty – anticipating when, however, is difficult Corrections happen. Investors know this. Spooked by the downturn, they sell when the market declines. It’s reactionary. Their fear is that “this time, it’s not going to come back.” This fear of long-term doom has never been realized, however – even after the…

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The S&P 500 Is the Stock Market Tracking Choice of Millions of Investors. Here's Why. on stuartplanning.com

The S&P 500 Is the Stock Market Tracking Choice of Millions of Investors. Here’s Why.

A brief history of the Standard and Poor’s 500 The Standard and Poor’s 500 is widely recognized as the superior gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. With trillions of dollars indexed, the S&P 500 captures around 80% of the available market capitalization. It is concerned with the largest U.S. publicly-traded companies and, along with the Dow…

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Are Blue-Chip, Dividend-Paying Stocks Really “Safe?” on stuartplanning.com

Are Blue-Chip, Dividend-Paying Stocks Really “Safe?”

4 examples of why even well-known companies aren’t always worth the investment For many investors – newbies and veterans alike – there is often an attraction to big corporations. If a company is a household name (and you perhaps even have some of their products in your house), this appears to be a safe investment.…

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How to Ensure Your Wealth Is Prepared During Your Golden Years on stuartplanning.com

How to Ensure Your Wealth Is Prepared During Your Golden Years

The ABCs of retirement planning Retirement after a lifetime of work and saving is a major achievement. However, too many people believe their nest egg will weather any storm. If only that were true! The fact is that leaving the world of work means entering a whole new sphere of financial responsibility. This new horizon…

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Find Me a Retirement Planning Professional! on stuartplanning.com

Find Me a Retirement Planning Professional!

How to choose a retirement professional who knows what they are doing – and fits your needs “This is one of the most important areas of our life and I don’t know who to hire. Frankly, I don’t even know what I should be looking for. Can you help me?” lamented Dr. Roth, a successful…

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Help Protect Your Retirement Portfolio with a Portfolio Risk Analysis on stuartplanning.com

Help Protect Your Retirement Portfolio with a Portfolio Risk Analysis

How much risk do you want in your retirement portfolio, and exactly how much risk do you actually have? If you are approaching retirement, no doubt you’re concerned about your investments and ensuring you have enough money to take care of your financial and health needs. As you get older, a wise investment strategy should…

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7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side on stuartplanning.com

7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side

Once you learn the facts about variable annuities, you’ll see why they might not be as great a choice as they sound for retirees. One of the most misunderstood investment strategies I’ve come across over the past 25 years is the variable annuity. When I audit existing variable annuities, I get the facts about them…

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Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisors Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer is here! We’re excited to share some new announcements, company updates, and invite you to learn more about how Stuart Planning can help you secure your financial future during retirement. Stu won Best of Show at a juried art competition out of 500 paintings! Geoffrey graduated from Harvard Law School! Sam graduated from Kindergarten:…

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Do you have money in the stock market? If so, watch this video about the stock market and the Central Bankers’ bubble we are in now as seen on Kiplinger by Craig Kirsner, MBA.

Do you have money in the stock market? If so, watch this video about the stock market and the Central Bankers’ bubble we are in now from an article seen on Kiplinger, Fidelity.com, Yahoo Finance and MSN Money by Craig Kirsner, MBA. Watch the video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rhgdsoWNIA

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Do you own a variable annuity or are thinking about buying one? If so, watch this video to learn information about variable annuities from Craig Kirsner, MBA

Do you own a variable annuity or are thinking about buying one? If so, watch this video to learn important information about variable annuities from Craig Kirsner, MBA. Learn why we don’t think variable annuities are suitable investments for many retirees by watching this video now: Watch the video here or below:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAsmMM6zPdM&t=0s

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As seen on Kiplinger and MSN: What is the Central Bankers’ Bubble and Will It Burst? By Craig Kirsner, MBA, President, Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisors

You can see the article on Kiplinger by clicking on the Kiplinger link or read it below: https://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T047-C032-S014-what-is-central-bankers-bubble-and-will-it-burst.html Intro: Easy-money policies across the globe have set us up for some rocky times ahead. Here’s why, and what retirement savers and investors should be doing now to help protect themselves. In the 1990s we had the…

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9 Time Best-Selling Financial Author David Bach gives you advice about recent stock market volatility

9 Time Best-Selling Financial Author David Bach gives you advice about recent stock market volatility With the markets recently dropping significantly before rebounding and dropping again, we wanted to contact you today with important information regarding this recent volatility. At Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisor, nothing is more important to us than the comfort and…

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Local Financial Professionals Stuart Kirsner and Craig Kirsner, MBA Receive Prestigious Sales Award

Local Financial Professionals Stuart Kirsner and Craig Kirsner, MBA Receive Prestigious Sales Award.   For Immediate Release:                                                                                        Media Contact: February 8, 2018                                                                 …

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AS SEEN ON ABC NBC CBS FOX: What Goes Up Must Come Down: How Retirees Can Prep for Potential Market Downturn

What Goes Up Must Come Down: How Retirees Can Prep for Potential Market Downturn Change is the only constant when it comes to finances. While the market has shown positive trends for the last nine years, a downturn is inevitable. Taking steps to help protect investments now is the key to avoiding potential losses later.…

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