Nov 15

Book Review: The One Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to be Smart About Your Money, Carl Richards (Penguin 2015)

By Steven Smith | Financial Lifestyle , Peak Thoughts , Retirement , Wealth Management

Running joke: If it’s a one-page financial plan, then why isn’t the book only one page? I first read Carl Richards’ novelty of a book, The One-Page Financial Plan,  when it was published in 2015. But I only recently grabbed it off the shelf to re-read and figure out ways to apply it in our […]

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Oct 27

Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) – Advantages and Pitfalls

By Steven Smith | Peak Thoughts

Managing life-stage transitions is an essential component of good financial planning. Late life planning – for a time when you need help with everyday tasks on account of either physical or cognitive decline – can be a special challenge. One increasingly popular choice is the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), which provides both housing and […]

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Jan 25

4th Quarter Client Note

By Steven Smith | Waypoints

If you would have told me in April when I was writing my 1st quarter client note, reporting 19.6% loss, that the S & P 500 would be up by 18.40% for the year; I would have asked what you were smoking.  At that moment, we were at the beginning of the pandemic and its […]

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Oct 16

DOL Proposed Rule Change Brings Awareness to Sustainable Investing

By Steven Smith | ESG Investing , Financial Lifestyle , Investment Management , Mountain Lifestyle , Peak Thoughts , Wealth Management

The current US Department of Labor (DOL) has a bone to pick with sustainable investing; what is now colloquially called Environmental, Social & Governance or ESG investing. On June 23, 2020 the DOL issued a proposed rule that would limit the use of investments that consider ESG factors in retirement plans subject to ERISA, such […]

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