Should You Be Concerned About Inflation?

Should You Be Concerned About Inflation? It seems like everywhere you look; prices are going higher. People are paying more at the pump. Lumber at the hardware store is three times more than what it was 2 years ago. Things like the food at the grocery store, clothes, coffee, and housing have all seen price… Read More

Why You Should Use a Corporate Trustee

Why You Should Use a Corporate Trustee If you decide to establish a trust as a part of your estate plan, either under your will or by a separate trust agreement, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is who to name as trustee.  You can name an individual, such as… Read More

Economic Outlook – Winter 2021

Economic Outlook – Winter 2021 Will the COVID-19 vaccine finally unleash a cabin-fever crazed consumer and continue to fuel economic expansion in 2021? January 2021 continued 2020’s trend of surprises with some interesting activity. For one, we saw a large number of retail investors organize themselves via the social media app Reddit, in an effort… Read More

What Does Exceptional Trust and Wealth Management Look Like?

What Does Exceptional Trust and Wealth Management Look Like? During periods of crisis and volatility, financial and investment guidance become more important than ever. Bad financial advice in periods of stress can undo years of saving and careful planning. On the other hand, truly great providers of trust and wealth management services provide you with… Read More

Economic Outlook – Spring 2020 | “A Historic Start to the Year”

Economic Outlook – Spring 2020 “A Historic Start to the Year” As our team puts together this quarter’s economic outlook, the world is confronting an unprecedented health crisis. Our thoughts are with the individuals and families impacted, as well as the front-line health-care workers and first responders. The typical format for this blog post is… Read More

Your 2020 Investing Resolution: Pay More Attention to Risk

Your 2020 Investing Resolution: Pay More Attention to Risk Barring any sudden year-end calamities, investment returns in 2019 have been outstanding. As of the end of November the S&P 500 is up 27.63% this year. Even the relatively more conservative bond investments had strong returns as the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index has gained 8.79% during… Read More

Spend Some Time on Your Company’s Retirement Plan

Spend Some Time on Your Company’s Retirement Plan Retirement plans can be a tremendous benefit for employees. Unfortunately, often times they can also be frustrating and time consuming for small and mid-sized business owners. The reality is that offering this great benefit comes with a great deal of responsibility. If done mindfully, business owners like… Read More