Your Diversified Portfolio vs. the S&P 500

How global returns and proper diversification are affecting overall returns.

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“Why is my portfolio underperforming the market?” This question may be on your mind. It is a question that investors sometimes ask after stocks shatter records or return exceptionally well in a quarter. The short answer is that even when Wall Street rallies, international markets and intermediate and long-term bonds may underperform and exert a drag on overall portfolio performance. … Read More

Keep Calm, Stay Invested

Expect volatility, but avoid letting the headlines alter your plans.

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Keep Calm, Stay Invested

Recent headlines have added volatility to the markets. There will always be new headlines, and any of them could mean turbulence for Wall Street. As an investor and retirement saver, how much will this turmoil matter to you in the long run? Not as much as you may expect. There are many good reasons to remain in the market rather … Read More

Retirement Issues That Have Nothing to Do with Money

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Retirement Issues That Have Nothing to Do with Money

Retirement planning isn’t just about your financial affairs. Other factors that are harder to quantify impact your overall happiness and are just as important as money when you think about your life after work. People Social interaction boosts our emotional and physical well being! Making your home in a walkable community where you have opportunities to socialize may be more … Read More

Are You Emotionally Prepared for Retirement?

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Are You Emotionally Prepared for Retirement?

In the years preceding retirement, you may anticipate stopping work as a happy occasion, a positive change. However, some people may find themselves experiencing a range of negative emotions. How do you prepare yourself emotionally for your transition from a busy career to a fulfilling retirement? Depression Imagine a well-paid marketing manager at an agency whose personal identity is closely … Read More

Bicycle Culture in Punta Gorda

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Bicycle Culture in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is brimming with bikes! If you’re new to the area, you’ve no doubt noticed how many cyclists there are on our roads and pathways. You may have also been taken by whimsically painted bicycles leaning against fences or parked in front of stores. They’re often adorned with baskets full of flowers. The cycling culture in PG is heartily … Read More