November 4th, 2019

Reap Tax Benefits From Giving with a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Montgomery County residents overall tend to be generous people, with the average person donating between three percent and five percent of his or her income to charitable causes each year. However, changes to federal tax law in 2017 that can make it less advantageous tax-wise to make charitable contributions were one factor that led to … Continue reading “Reap Tax Benefits From Giving with a Qualified Charitable Distribution”

October 22nd, 2019

Avoiding Large Losses in Your Portfolio

“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” – Warren Buffett Risk is a factor in any investment decision that you make. Your tolerance for risk is something that you will want to consider when you make decisions alongside your trusted financial professional at Kendall Capital. Your risk tolerance is balanced against … Continue reading “Avoiding Large Losses in Your Portfolio”

October 18th, 2019

The Sequence of Returns

A look at how variable rates of return do (and do not) impact investors over time. What exactly is the “sequence of returns”? The phrase describes the yearly variation in an investment portfolio’s rate of return. Across 20 or 30 years of saving and investing for the future, what kind of impact do these deviations … Continue reading “The Sequence of Returns”

June 18th, 2019

Helping Aging Parents Manage Financial Responsibilities

How can you make things easier on them later in life?  The number of people aged 60 and older is growing. By 2050, this demographic will be more than twice as large as it was in 2015. Many of these seniors will face financial challenges as they age whether it’s analyzing their accounts or simply … Continue reading “Helping Aging Parents Manage Financial Responsibilities”

May 20th, 2019

The Problem of Money Paralysis

Not making a move is not always the best move to make.  A decision not made may have financial consequences. Sometimes, we fall prey to a kind of money paralysis, in which financial indecisiveness is regarded as a form of “safety.” Retirement seems to amplify this tendency. If you are single and retired, you may … Continue reading “The Problem of Money Paralysis”

April 16th, 2019

Planning to Retire Within the Next 5 Years?

What should you concentrate on as the transition approaches? You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree.   How much monthly income will you need? Look at your monthly expenses … Continue reading “Planning to Retire Within the Next 5 Years?”

January 7th, 2019

The Evolution of Financial Rights and Equality for Women and the Opportunity it Provides for the Client/Advisor Relationship

In recent years, there’s been a lot of publicity around sexual harassment, and the MeToo movement seems to have brought us to a new age for women and their ability to exercise their legal rights, especially as it pertains to the work environment.  But it is worth noting just how discriminatory our society, and others, … Continue reading “The Evolution of Financial Rights and Equality for Women and the Opportunity it Provides for the Client/Advisor Relationship”

January 3rd, 2019

Making a Difference: The Impact of Charitable Gifting

I went to a client’s funeral, and a child came up to me and said “You know what, you’ve made a huge difference in my mother’s life. You helped her spend money, you helped her gift it to charities. Quite frankly, we have more money because the way you all invest the money for our … Continue reading “Making a Difference: The Impact of Charitable Gifting”

December 17th, 2018

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address in 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to lowering your taxes. Can you contribute more to your retirement plans this year? In 2019, the … Continue reading “Your 2019 Financial To-Do List”

October 29th, 2018

Market Pullback

Clark shares his thoughts on the recent market pullback, what’s causing the volatility, and how the investment community should respond.