Losing a job is difficult. In many cases it comes unexpectedly. There is usually a period of shock – almost a numbness – followed by a feeling that you need to be doing something, but not exactly sure what that “something” is. I know this feeling because I found myself in this position in 2015.
The importance of women in financial planning feels like it should go without saying. And in our research for this article, we were happy to learn that we are trending in the right direction. Unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet as a society, since as of 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports only a third of financial advisors are women. Until that percentage is closer to 50%, we are happy to illustrate the many benefits of more women in the industry.
Let’s talk about stock options that private companies offer and go through the pros and cons of each. You join a great company with an even better culture. They offer stock options component and might be wondering, “…what exactly are these Stock Options and Restricted Stock?” or “…what should I do with my pre-IPO RSUs?”.
403(b) from your previous employer that’s collecting dust? Here are five options for you to take with that old retirement account.
The Basics of Stock Option Compensation Explaining the benefits and confusion of employee stock options.
Fee-Only financial advisors and firms receive no sales-related compensation or incentives. They are compensated only by the fee the client pays. Fee-Only financial advisors are most often compensated as a percentage of assets (AUM), though also may be paid hourly, as a retainer, or as a flat fee, depending upon the planner you choose.
With fractional shares available at some custodians, improved software for tax efficient implementation, and competition driving prices lower, the perfect storm for direct indexing appears to be now.
The higher the bond’s duration, the more its price will fall as interest rates rise. If interest rates are expected to fall during the time the bond is held, a longer duration bond would be appealing because its price would increase more than comparable bonds with shorter durations. As a general rule (with equal credit quality) the shorter the bond’s duration, the less volatile it will be.
For the first time since 2018, most investors saw a negative year in 2022. We examine several investing trends in our annual market outlook.
It’s important to review your finances and check the boxes on year-end tasks. Here’s our list of things to consider as we close out 2022.