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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or common themes that arise from our conversations with clients, you can read about it here.  We’re glad to have you reading along and hope you will keep checking in.

 

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks slipped as the technology sector remained under pressure and a mid-week announcement by the Federal Reserve failed to inspire investors.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.03%, while the Standard...

 

Monday, September 21, 2020

When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration estimates that today's average 65-year-old woman will live to age...

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks traveled a volatile path last week as investors appeared concerned about the upcoming elections, an uncertain economy, and more delays with additional fiscal stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Week on Wall Street A late week sell-off sent stocks broadly lower as investors took some profits after stocks reached all-time highs earlier in the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.82%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

 

Monday, August 31, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced relentlessly last week on positive COVID-19 developments, encouraging economic data, and a supportive policy shift in the Fed’s approach to its target inflation rate. The Dow Jones Industrial...

 

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Monday, August 24, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks powered to another week of gains as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set multiple new record highs along the way.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially unchanged while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices drifted higher in an otherwise quiet news week, as a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases outweighed a Congressional impasse on a new fiscal-spending measure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%,...

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetOverlooking stalled efforts by Congress to pass a new fiscal stimulus bill, stocks marched higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrials leading the way and the NASDAQ Composite setting multiple fresh record...

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

I am not sure what else to call our family vacation this year…. Like many other families, our travel plans were turned upside down by the pandemic. Now, we are left wondering where to go and what to do? We definitely want to get...

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

As I sit in my home office (aka the kitchen) during the unprecedented times, my teenage twins have finished their daily school work and are Zooming (a new verb!) their friends. I hear them talking not only about how much they miss each...

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

This fall I have had many friends drop their oldest child off at college for the first time. Some have shared the excitement of this next step, others the chaos of setting up the dorm room, and for others the loneliness of coming home...

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ahhh, Summertime! Time for vacations, get togethers, the beach, BBQs and long-term care discussions with family. Wait, say what??? OK – that last one doesn’t quite fit the typical summertime experience but let me explain!...

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

When the words “Estate Plan” are mentioned, many people conjure up images of a stodgy attorney reading a letter to a group of formally dressed relatives in the library of a mansion… just waiting to see who will get...

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

At Atlas Wealth Strategies, we talk a lot about Knowledge and Empowerment. We want our clients to feel self-assured when discussing their financial goals. Unfortunately, there is a true gender gap that exists when it comes to feeling...

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

10 Benefits of Working with Financial Planner Research shows that people who have financial plans – and who work with financial advisors – save and invest far more and are more likely to feel on track or ahead of...

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Consider the following… An energy company fails to uphold sound health and safety standards… In 2010, while in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the company’s oil rigs suffers a massive explosion. Shareholders lose 50% of...

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What role do women play in the world of investment? An ever increasing one. That being said, recent research shows that there remains a gap between men and women when it comes to taking part in long-term financial planning and investment.

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. LPL Research believes the following three themes will be key to the...

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The more conversations I have with family, friends, neighbors and clients, the more the topic of caring for an aging parent or spouse comes up. I am continually surprised just how many families are affected by this (my own included)....

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Do you know when you will retire? If you have an age in mind for retirement, and a financial plan to back it up, you are ahead of many Americans who have little or no retirement plan to speak of. That said, recent data suggests that the

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

I am often asked by my clients, as a financial planner, should I have a will or trust? The short answer is YES! If you own assets and want to make sure at death they go to whom you intend them to go, a simple will or trust is a great...

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

There are many reasons why financial planning is especially important for women, but the following article focuses on three important ones: 1. Longevity; 2. The Wage Gap; 3. Providing Care For Others. Like many factors that impact...

 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Understanding the need to plan for long-term care is important for everyone, especially women. Although many of us don't want to talk about it, the majority of us will have to confront a long-term care event at some point in our lives....