Protecting yourself in today’s world is more important than ever. Being proactive in developing security habits can give you a sense of comfort when it comes to your financial data.
In this episode, Emily Diaz, MAcc, CPA, CFP®, provides some reminders about ways to protect your information and shares new resources that are available to help increase the security of your financial information.
Emily shares more about:
Three important practices for protecting and securing your financial data
Tips for protecting your sensitive data when using the internet
Tricks for protecting your hard copy financial data
Private investments are different from publicly traded investments like stocks and bonds. They’re limited to a certain type of investor and have a unique set of considerations.
In this episode, Rachel Rasmussen, CFA, CDFA®, discusses the lesser known topic of private investments. She references specific examples of private investments and explains how some investors can target a wider range of opportunities than the public markets.
Rachel shares more about:
A definition of private investments
Types of private investments
Why private investments are a good fit for some portfolios
Balance is a tricky thing. Something that is balanced today may not maintain its balance; take investment portfolios, for example. When Foster & Motley begins working with a client, they balance their portfolio based on several targets, but over time rebalancing is necessary to maintain those targets.
In this episode, Ryan English, CFA, CPA, CFP®, and Nicholas Roth, CFP® explain their hands-on approach to rebalancing, and the importance of rebalancing across a household of accounts rather than individual accounts.
Ryan and Nick also talk about:
Two types of rebalances
The importance of rebalancing accounts
Why you don’t want one asset class to grow too big
Many people’s instinct is to sell when the market takes a hit, but making those decisions based on emotion seldom has the best outcome.
In this episode, Ryan English, MBA, CFA, CPA, CFP®, shares his insight on the importance of understanding and the questionnaire Foster & Motley uses to help determine their client’s risk tolerance. He explains how the risk tolerance questionnaire informs decisions about the client’s portfolio and investment policy statement.
Ryan shares more about:
What a risk tolerance questionnaire is
The importance of understanding your risk tolerance
Estate tax doesn’t necessarily affect everyone, but for those it does impact, it can be a big deal. Also, the laws around it have changed several times, and are expected to again soon.
In this episode, Tony Luckhardt, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®, and Emily Diaz, CPA, CFP®, share about the history of estate taxes. They also provide insight on how people can plan ahead for gifting to loved ones which can help to minimize your estate tax bill.
Tony and Emily share more about:
What the difference is between an estate tax and an estate plan
Who needs to be concerned about estate taxes and why
To truly understand the stock market, it is important to understand how stocks are divided into different sectors. Having a grasp on these sectors can benefit you in the long run.
In this episode, Thom Guidi, CFA, discusses how to identify which stocks belong within each of the 11 stock market sectors and why it matters. Also, learn how Foster & Motley makes it easy for their clients to see what sectors their stock investments are in.
Thom shares more about:
The 11 stock market sectors (according to GICS)
Investors managing their own money
The benefits of using sectors in your investment process
It’s 2022 and everyone is still dealing with the impact of COVID-19 along with many other changes that affect your financial life. But, at Foster & Motley, they continue to adapt in new ways to help their clients keep moving forward.
In this episode, Zach Horn, MBA, CFP®, CMFC®, and Nick Roth, CFP® discuss the continued growth within the company and with client relationships. They also touch on some exciting things that are ahead for 2022.
Nick and Zach share more about:
How they have adapted to provide ongoing service to their clients
CNBC FA 100 National ranking which included Foster & Motley for the 3rd year in a row
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