warren buffett annual letter

Warren Buffett Annual Letter 2017: What it Teaches Us About Personal Finance and Investing

Every year, dating back to 1977, Warren Buffett has written Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder letter. Warren Buffets annual letter, has attracted more than just Berkshire shareholders over the years. Its essentially become gospel for investors, businessmen, and women and anyone interesting in understanding the thought process of a genius businessman and investor. Our investment philosophy can be[…]

understanding stock options

Understanding Your Employee Stock Options

Employee stock options are a common benefit in the tech industry. Not only do they incentivize employees to stick around, but employees benefit directly from their hard work in the form of ownership in company stock. Understanding stock options and how to incorporate them into your financial plan is a whole other story. For some[…]

unystematic vs systematic risk

Diversification: The Key to Maximizing your Investments

The key to understanding the importance of diversification lies first with understanding risk. There are two types of risk when it comes to investing. If you’ve ever taken a finance or statistics class you’ll likely remember learning about unsystematic vs systematic risk. Understanding their differences helps investors maximize their investment returns. As advisors, it’s key[…]

What is Socially Responsible Investing?

In today’s world, we are faced with the threat of climate change, social instability, and several other social, environmental, and governance issues. If you’ve been wondering how to align your values with your investments, you’re in luck. Socially responsible investing funds exist specifically for this purpose and over the years the number of assets, oversight,[…]

tips for starting a business

4 Tips for Starting a Business

If you’ve ever had aspirations of starting a business, the process can seem overwhelming. There are many questions and hurdles to address even before setting up shop. From complying with local, state, and federal regulations, to developing a marketing strategy or distribution network. The list goes on and on and the actual technical aspects of[…]

The Beginner’s Guide to Investing

Getting started as an investor can seem like a daunting task at first, largely because it’s never taught. There isn’t a personal finance or investing class available unless you specifically study finance. Don’t feel alone if you have no idea where to get started. It’s never too early or too late, whether you have $1000[…]

Invest in Bitcoin

Should I Invest In Bitcoin?

You’ve probably heard of the rise of Bitcoin in the news lately. The price of one Bitcoin has risen over 1000% in the past year, drawing investors large and small, experienced and inexperienced, to partake in this speculative investment. The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that have sprung up in its wake is nothing[…]

why rebalance your portfolio

Why Rebalance your Portfolio?

Why rebalance your portfolio? You’ve probably heard the term rebalance before as part of an investing discussion. It’s a basic concept used by financial professionals to maintain certain risk parameters around a portfolio. Without ever rebalancing a portfolio, the original asset allocation runs wild. For example, if an investor has a portfolio with 60% stocks[…]

tax efficient investing

Importance of Tax Efficient Investing

This article will discuss the importance of tax-efficient investing in order to maximize portfolio returns. From the different types of tax status at the account level, to tax-efficient investments, we’ll uncover simple strategies to ensure you’re keeping most of your investments returns.  Importance of Tax-Efficient Investing Taxable, Tax-Deferred or Tax Exempt? There are 3 differing[…]

investing is not gambling

3 Reasons Investing is NOT Gambling

People who’ve never invested before oftentimes question the difference between investing and gambling. It’s true both involve risking capital in hopes of making a profit, however, the similarities end there. It would be a mistake to believe otherwise. Here are 3 reasons why investing is not gambling. 3 Reasons Investing Is Not Gambling Investing involves[…]