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As the saying goes, "When times are good, anyone can make money." In the tenth year if the bull market following the Great Recession, markets are at or near all-time highs, but recent volatility has some investors uncertain on where the markets will go from here. Many are re-evaluating their relationship with their financial advisor to ensure that they are in good hands.

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

Lisa Brown shares advice on how to handle your severance pay, stock options, and 401(k) if you have lost your job due to the Coronavirus crisis.

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When's the last time you updated your will? Could your beneficiaries have changed? If you have a trust, did you actually fund it? Is your plan ready for the new SECURE Act? Bud Boland addresses five mistakes you don't want to make.

Congratulations, you just got a nice bump in your paycheck. Lisa Brown shares ways you can enjoy some, and then make the rest really work for you.

Bonus checks will begin arriving during the next few weeks for many corporate executives and managers. Ryan Halpern discusses how to make a clear plan on how to best save, invest and spend this money.

The market was hot in 2019, but investors shouldn't count on a repeat performance going forward. Lisa Brown shares four smart moves to position yourself well in 2020.

The market is off to a good start this year. The Brightworth team is pleased to share our 2020 Investment Commentary videos. In these brief videos, Brightworth’s Chief Investment Officer, Don Wilson, and Director of Portfolio Management, Jeff Harrell, look ahead to some of the major topics for 2020:

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10 ON Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:39

As we all watch the latest news about the coronavirus, it’s easy to be scared about our physical and financial health. Some people may not leave their homes or allow children and grandchildren to play with others. Others, worried about a recession or financial meltdown, may be making major changes to their finances or investment accounts.

8 ON Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:45

Whether growing or floundering, every organization reflects the individuals and leadership of which it is made.  At the same time, from top to bottom, from vision to execution, each individual evolves and becomes what they strive for as they reach their individual goals. What that means is that the organization is experiencing and reflecting what the individual employees and leadership are experiencing, and vice-versa. Take the S Curve as an example.    

14 ON Tue, 03/03/2020 - 15:36

Bonus checks will begin arriving during the next few weeks for millions of corporate executives and managers countrywide. While most people have anticipated this cash windfall, too many don’t have a clear plan on how to best save, invest and spend this money.

90 ON Thu, 02/27/2020 - 14:09

The most common reason I hear people jumping ship to a shinier boat is for a “better opportunity.”  However, let’s unpack what a “better opportunity” truly looks like.

8 ON Wed, 02/26/2020 - 13:55

“What is your unique ability?”   It’s an executive coaching question that gets asked a lot.  Questions like these are valuable because few of us take the time to ask and answer that question ourselves and leverage the answer

11 ON Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:15

Believe it or not, we are nearly two full months into 2020! How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you are like most of us, you have a goal of improving your health in some way this year. In case your motivation is waning, let me give you one more reason to focus today: your retirement years.

84 ON Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:42

As you turn the page to 2020, it is important to be mindful of changes to various savings limits set by the IRS and state tax authorities.

If you intend to maximize your savings to any one of the following accounts this year, be sure that you have verified with your HR department that you are on track to contribute the maximum amounts for 2020. 

11 ON Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:58

If you were busy shopping for that last-second Christmas present or just enjoying an egg nog with family, you may have missed that Congress recently passed an interesting bit of legislation. On December 19th, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act – you can't make that up – was attached to a year-end appropriations bill keeping the government open for business, signed into law by President Trump effective January 1, 2020.

10 ON Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:24

The seventh episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Getting Involved With Charity as a Working Executive.

10 ON Thu, 10/24/2019 - 17:10

The sixth episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Three Essential Money Tips for Executives.

10 ON Thu, 10/24/2019 - 16:10

The fifth episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is My Smartest and Dumbest Money Decisions from 22 to 42.

10 ON Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:52

The fourth episode of Taking Stock with Lisa Brown is Investing in Pot Stocks?