When you are preparing to invest, one of the very first – and the most important – decisions that must be made is determining who to trust with your money. Once you have done so, you will be able to move forward more easily with all of the other essential investment-related decisions. That sounds simple..
In reviewing articles regarding seniors and elder financial abuse, certain topics come up frequently about what puts the elderly at risk, including mental impairment, social isolation, and poor physical health. When someone is dealing with these at-risk issues, they don’t usually have the energy, time, experience or mental focus they need to realize that they..
Sharon Duncan, an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® and President of Selah Financial Services, was invited and attended Commonwealth’s 2017 Chairman’s Retreat in March, held at The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia. This invitation is only extended to the most successful financial advisors based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s..
Are you a former employees of LyondellBasell? If so, you may have recently been offered the option to take your retirement pension in a lump sum and we just wanted to let you know the deadline for this decision is Tuesday, November 15. This reminds us of the importance of deadlines like these to ensure..
As you may already know, investing your hard-earned money can be daunting. No matter what stage of life you are in, putting your money in someone else’s hands is never a comfortable decision. However, working with a credentialed professional who provides advising and investment management may not be nearly as risky as handling your own..
It’s easy to focus on the doom and gloom reported in our 24/7 news world. Simply put, bad news always gets more attention! The focus on bad news seems even worse in an election year when candidates can’t stop speaking about the country’s problems. Of course this is followed closely by all the reasons the..
There have always been tumultuous events. How you react to them is what really matters. For most people, action is the antidote to anxiety. However, taking action is usually the wrong thing to do when you’re a long-term investor. And, investor doubts are especially prevalent during presidential election years. To help you stick to your long-term..
As the battle for the White House heats up, candidates are drawing attention to the challenges facing the nation — everything from economic instability to immigration. With all this negative campaign rhetoric, it’s no wonder investors grow more concerned. However, history shows the value of not giving in to election-year fears. In fact, investing during election years has almost always turned out to be a good idea for long-term investors as you..
Since mid-2014, crude oil prices have been on the decline, causing gas and other oil-product prices to drop quite a bit. “Although the long-term effect of falling oil prices remains to be seen, this dramatic price change is affecting Americans’ everyday lives in a number of ways,” says Sharon Duncan, a Houston-based investment manager. Big..