Should I be Worried About Inflation?

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on May 25, 2021
How much inflation can we handle before we're in trouble? Let's discuss. . . 

First, let’s get on the same page about some basics. If you’ve noticed the price of a thing increasing over time (say, your favorite candy bar or the cost of college tuition), that’s inflation in action. Economists use the broad increase (or decrease) in prices of goods and services across the country as a measure of economic health. When inflation is stable and predictable, it’s a sign of a basically healthy, growing economy.

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3 Questions to Answer about Retirement Plan Options

Posted by Andy Anderson, CFP® on 9:00 AM on May 18, 2021

Do you know someone that is retired and receiving a nice, predictable pension check every month? Maybe you're lucky enough to be covered by a pension plan—perhaps your benefit is still growing, maybe it’s frozen, or perhaps you are already receiving payments. While the word pension still means something in our vocabulary, more and more the pensions of old are going the way of the dinosaurs.

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Topics: Retirement

Plan for True Wealth Tomorrow - Live True Wealth Today!

Posted by John Creekmur, MBA, CFP® on 4:55 PM on May 12, 2021

Here at Creekmur Wealth we're really focused on goals based planning. Our goal is to help each of our clients fulfill their goals for the future they envision for themselves. We call it True Wealth - All the things in life that money cannot buy.

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Topics: Build True Wealth, Financial Planning, From John's Desk

6 Accounts To Build a Solid Financial Foundation

Posted by Creekmur Staff on 9:00 AM on May 11, 2021
It's time to “get your financial house in order.” But, what exactly does that mean? 

There's a lot that goes into the process of getting your finances in order, but the first step is to be sure your financial house is built on a solid foundation. This means that you have six fundamental pillars (accounts) in place that are designed for sustaining your financial well-being and creating wealth. 

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, saving and investing

6 Reasons Why You Need a Financial Planner-part 2

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on May 4, 2021

As students of Behavioral Finance (how people make money decisions), we've witnessed a trend toward self-directed investing and financial planning. Some recent studies point to the fact that a growing number of investors prefer managing their financial interests without professional assistance.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Certified Financial Planner, CFP

It's Spring Cleaning Time!

Posted by John Creekmur, MBA, CFP® on 9:00 AM on April 29, 2021

It’s Spring! With the change of seasons comes everyone’s favorite time – Spring Cleaning. At our home we have been busy outside doing a Spring clean up in our yard & garden areas. As we clean and prune and plant new seeds, very quickly we start to see fresh new growth. It’s always exciting to anticipate the flowers and vegetables that we will enjoy in the months to come.

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Topics: Financial Planning, From John's Desk

6 Reasons Why You Need a Financial Planner-part 1

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on April 27, 2021

As students of Behavioral Finance (how people make money decisions), we've witnessed a trend toward self-directed investing and financial planning. Some recent studies point to the fact that a growing number of investors prefer managing their financial interests without professional assistance.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Three Biggest Risks to Your Retirement

Posted by Andy Anderson, CFP® on 9:00 AM on April 20, 2021

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

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Topics: Retirement

True Wealth Values - Are you distracted by the squirrels?

Posted by John Creekmur, MBA, CFP® on 9:00 AM on April 14, 2021

One of my favorite movies of all time is UP. The story is about an older man who is on a journey to save his property from developers who want to tear down his beloved home. At one point in their travels this gentleman and his boy scout companion encounter a talking dog.

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Topics: Build True Wealth, Investing, From John's Desk

Is the 4% Safe Rule Still True?

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 9:00 AM on April 13, 2021

 

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Topics: Retirement

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