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How to Look for Investing Opportunities during the COVID-19 Crisis

by Andrew Carillo on May 25, 2020

Intro

With a new bear market settling in, new opportunities for a prosperous investment can feel few and far between. However, this current bear market caused by the COVID-19 crisis feels like a new beast entirely. In many ways, the US’ economy has been turned upside-down by this infectious disease. So, where are you supposed to turn to make an even moderately successful investment?

Coronavirus Lessons: Why Diversifying Your Portfolio is Important

by Andrew Carillo on May 20, 2020

Retirement and Investing

If you’re a beginning investor, it’s likely you’re concentrating on building your portfolio.  But as important as it is to build that portfolio, you should also ensure that it’s diversified. The current market uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is a perfect example of why diversification is so important. 

Why is a diversified portfolio so important?

There are three key reasons why diversifying is important:

5 Year-End Tax Planning Opportunities for the Savvy Investor

by Andrew Carillo on May 20, 2020

Tax Planning

Following a solid tax planning strategy throughout the year is an integral part of any financial plan, but there are special considerations to make as the year comes to a close that can help maximize your refund or minimize your liability.

Are you taking advantage of the following tax-saving strategies with your return?

What are the benefits of Diversifying my Investments?

by Andrew Carillo on May 11, 2020

 

Diversification is one of the cornerstones of traditional investment advice. The most common saying we hear is “never put all your eggs in one basket” and the moral holds true. Markets go up and down through economic change, business cycles, and a wide variety of factors changing investment outcomes. Managing these peaks and valleys is the primary goal of an investment plan. The best possible defense against risks in any investment strategy is diverse and well-balanced financial planning. 

Investing in the Wake of COVID-19

by Andrew Carillo on Apr 7, 2020

Intro

By now, there’s a good chance that the recent market downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has left you questioning your investment strategy. In fact, there’s a good chance that you lost a good chunk of change during the rapid sell-offs in early-mid March. But now that the sudden onset of this downturn has passed, it’s time to thoughtfully reevaluate your investing plans in the wake of COVID-19.

Don’t Panic

How to create an emergency savings fund in wake of COVID-19

by Andrew Carillo on Apr 7, 2020

 

If the Coronavirus’ effect on the markets has taught us anything, it’s that every single person reading this should start the process of creating an emergency fund. This is not just an idea, nor is it a savings account, but rather, it is a separate pool of money to only use in emergencies. So, how do you even start the process of creating an emergency savings fund?

Navigating a Financial Crisis

by Andrew Carillo on Mar 20, 2020

During a crisis, you need answers, and your financial advisor knows this. It is a scramble to find the right information, and sometimes you do not even know whom to call. So, what do you do? Well, luckily for you, we have spent some time thinking about this and have come up with some of the most important things to do to during a crisis. 

Before the Crisis

What are the benefits of Diversifying my Investments?

by Andrew Carillo on Mar 16, 2020

Diversification is one of the cornerstones of traditional investment advice. The most common saying we hear is “never put all your eggs in one basket” and the moral holds true. Markets go up and down through economic change, business cycles, and a wide variety of factors changing investment outcomes. Managing these peaks and valleys is the primary goal of an investment plan. The best possible defense against risks in any investment strategy is diverse and well-balanced financial planning. 

The Value of Investing with a Financial Advisor Instead of a Do-It-Yourself Approach

by Andrew Carillo on Mar 13, 2020

Paying fees for professional investment management is something we’d all like to avoid. Why pay for some guy in a suit to manage your investments when you can do-it-yourself with a simple online brokerage account? There are many reasons to trust a professional - read on to find out whether it’s worth it to go with the pros.

Active vs. Passive