Families helping Families is a Dupage County (Illinois) charity that helps homeless families get back on their feet. Our firm has been the lead sponsor of the FHM annual fundraising dinner for the past 3 years. There are a few pictures below from the evening. The annual fundraising dinner is a fun evening for a … Continue reading Families Helping Families
I frequently get asked about college 529 savings plans. The question I usually get asked is: how much should I put into my kid's 529 Plan each month? The question clients should be asking is: SHOULD I contribute to my kid's 529 plan each month? Let's start with the basics*. 529 plans are sponsored by … Continue reading 529 Plans: How Much Should I Contribute?
I recently took the family down to Naples, Florida for some vacation time. On one afternoon we took the kids on a boat cruise around the harbor with the goal of seeing some dolphins (which we saw!). After explaining some of the history around the harbor, the tour guide quickly moved the conversation to real … Continue reading The Power of Compounding
If you follow the financial markets, you have most likely seen the "I" word recently - inflation. Although benign since 2008, inflation is on the "risk radar" of many asset managers heading into 2018. Some asset managers believe that higher inflation may cause the FED to raise rates faster than expected, which should cause bond … Continue reading Investing Trends – Commodities
Take a look at the following chart*, which was published in a book I am reading called "Adaptive Markets" by Andrew Lo. Based on the performance you see here, if you were to invest your entire life savings into one of these investment vehicles today (at the end of each line), which one would you … Continue reading Low Risk, Great Returns