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Keep an Eye on Proposed Tax Changes to Fund U.S. Economic Stimulus Plans

May 2021  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Keep an Eye on Proposed Tax Changes to Fund U.S. Economic Stimulus Plans
The fiscal stimulus train in Washington has continued to move forward. To date, Congress has passed several stimulus plans totaling an eye-popping $5 trillion to help mitigate the negative financial impact of the pandemic on Americans from coast to coast.

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Why the Dow and S&P 500 Don’t Tell the Whole Story

September 2020  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Why the Dow and S&P 500 Don’t Tell the Whole Story
At the end of August, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, and Raytheon Technologies were replaced in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by Salesforce.com, Amgen and Honeywell International.

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Stock Market vs. Economy

June 2020  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Stock Market vs. Economy
Between a double-digit unemployment rate, sputtering economic activity, and a pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 120,000 people in the United States, there was plenty to be worried about as equity markets plummeted in the month of March. And after the S&P 500 declined by more than...

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5 Ways to Ease the Transition Before and After Retirement

December 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
5 Ways to Ease the Transition Before and After Retirement
You’ve worked hard your entire career, creating an exceptional track record at work and building a successful, fulfilling life for your family. Retirement is on the horizon – or, perhaps, it’s already here.

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Living with Uncertainty and Volatility

September 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Living with Uncertainty and Volatility
Over the past twenty-five years, the internet has profoundly changed many facets of our lives. And the pace of change has accelerated in the past decade with the proliferation of internet-connected mobile devices. Billions of people worldwide now have access to a wealth of knowledge. It’s a...

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6 Key Considerations Before You Sell Your Business

April 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
6 Key Considerations Before You Sell Your Business
Are you thinking about selling your business? Whether you own a new start-up or an established family-owned company, it’s critical to be strategic, thoughtful and intentional because the decisions you make now will affect your ability to protect and grow the proceeds from the sale for years to come.

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A Rational Approach to Market Volatility

January 2019  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
A Rational Approach to Market Volatility
Through the first nine months of the year, it looked like 2018 would be another pleasant year for investors. The S&P 500 climbed more than 7% in the third quarter, pushing the year to date return for the index above 10%. But those gains – and then some – evaporated in the fourth quarter, with the...

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Hiring a CFO to Manage Your Family’s Wealth

December 2018  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Hiring a CFO to Manage Your Family’s Wealth
As you accumulate significant wealth, your financial world becomes increasingly complex. Your wealth may include not only stocks and bonds, but also private equity investments, real estate and perhaps a family business. Your estate plan may be complicated as well and may include a private...

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Managing Financially After Losing A Spouse

August 2018  By: JOEL GOODMAN, CFA
Managing Financially After Losing A Spouse
Grappling with the loss of a loved one is the most difficult time in one’s life. Often, after years of working with an affluent couple, we find ourselves guiding the surviving spouse through the financial aspects of this major life change. Generally, it’s the husband who passes first, so quite...

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