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Check out what Brightworth advisors and planners have to say about wisely managing your financial future.

 

15 ON Mon, 06/08/2020 - 13:24

Volatility is back! Last week the stock market suffered one of its worst declines in months leaving many investors questioning if the rally from the March lows has come to an end.

11 ON Mon, 06/08/2020 - 13:09

man putting head in sand like ostrich

When it comes to your financial lives, ignorance isn’t always bliss, especially when it leads to procrastination, avoiding hard decisions, and not accepting the limitations of your resources. Living in ignorance or denial is not a healthy, long-term posture for financial success.

86 ON Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:48

masked workers cleaning tables outside a restaurant

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Brightworth Business Exit and Transition Services (BETS) Team hosted a webinar for business owners with Jonathan Minnen, an attorney with Smith, Gambrell and Russell.

15 ON Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:29

bull and bear figures on balance beam

Last month stocks delivered their best monthly return since 1987 with the S&P 500 rising 13%.  Stocks have built on these gains marginally in May, pushing the index up 34% from its March low and down less than 9% for the year.  Keep in mind this comes on the heels of a 31.5% return in 2019.

11 ON Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:45

man holding box outside office

Things are different than you planned. The assumptions of your plan have changed. That may require a new approach and a resetting of what your “retirement dream” will be. Use this time to refocus on what matters most in your life.

351 ON Tue, 04/21/2020 - 15:55

woman on plane looking out window

Most areas of life require us to take action when something goes wrong. If your house catches fire, you should grab a fire extinguisher or call the fire department. If you break an arm, you need to go see a doctor to get it fixed. But there are a few areas where it is best to do the least intuitive thing of all: absolutely nothing.

114 ON Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:44

woman holding baby on lap at desk

In my new day-to-day in which video conferences supplement my previous electronic diet of texts and emails, there’s a recurrent theme emerging beneath the purely transactional messages. Am I doing enough?

11 ON Tue, 04/21/2020 - 09:39

father and son

In our Retiring Well content, we talk a lot about health and wellness. It should come as no shock that healthcare and health-related costs make up a significant portion of both potential retirement expenses and anxiety levels.

86 ON Wed, 04/15/2020 - 09:49

man using video chat

Business owners - when we finally emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, how would you like to take a nice, long vacation?

291 ON Tue, 04/14/2020 - 14:38

woman sitting in home office

With millions of people working from home now, and some suddenly having to get creative with their home office set up, make sure you are still working in a healthy environment.  Here are some tips to improve your new workspace!

14 ON Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:54

woman looking at her computer worried

While most of the country focuses on staying healthy and safe during the current pandemic, it’s hard to escape the real economic impact all of this has taken. The general age group most susceptible to the health dangers of COVID-19, people 60 years old and older, and includes many Americans who are nearing retirement.

90 ON Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:34

woman thinking and writing

The most common question I have received from my clients over the last month Is “Should I invest some of the cash I’ve been sitting on?” Whether you have saved your last bonus, had a liquidity event such as sale of a rental property or received an inheritance, or you have just been thrifty, let me walk you through the exercise I take my clients on when answering this important question.