Conquering Retirement Challenges for Women

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 7:22 AM on September 3, 2020

Looking ahead can help you conquer these unique obstacles.

When it comes to retirement, some women face obstacles that can make saving for retirement a challenge. Women typically earn less than their male counterparts and often take time out of the workforce to care for children or other family members. Added to the fact that women typically live longer than men, retirement money for women may need to stretch even further.1

Despite these challenges, there are a lot of reasons to be hopeful.2

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Topics: Working Women, Financial Planning, Retirement

Get Your FAFSA Ready

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 11:12 AM on August 27, 2020

The application window for federal student loans opens on October 1.

Mark this date on your calendar: October 1. That is the day when current and future traditional college students can start submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-22 school year. For many students, the FAFSA is frequently the gateway to significant financial aid: federal and state student loans, grants, university scholarships, and work-study programs.1

FAFSAs should be sent in as soon as possible. The closer to “opening day” (October 1) you can do it, the better. Some states offer aid on a first-come, first-serve basis, and some universities set fall deadlines for financial aid requests.1,2

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Topics: College Planning, FAFSA

What Are Stock Splits?

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 10:15 AM on August 20, 2020

Here’s what you need to know.

Two high-profile companies—Apple and Tesla—have announced stock splits in the past few weeks, which makes it a great time to discuss what’s involved when a company announces a stock split.

Remember, any companies mentioned are for illustrative purposes only. It should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of the securities. Any investment should be consistent with your objectives, timeframe, and risk tolerance.

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Topics: Investing, Stocks

How Much Money Will You Need for Retirement?

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 7:15 AM on August 13, 2020

It depends on your goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance..

"Will I outlive my retirement money?" That's one of the top fears for people who are starting to prepare for their retirement years.

So I have to chuckle a bit when I see headlines that say, "Here's how much money Americans think they need to retire comfortably."1

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement

Is it Time to Buy? Thoughts on Investing in a Market Like This

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 9:00 AM on August 4, 2020

Markets are going CRAZY - should I invest?

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investments, Planning, saving and investing

Starting a Roth IRA for a Teen

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 4:00 PM on July 30, 2020

This early financial decision could prove helpful over time.

Want to give your child or grandchild a great financial start? A Roth IRA might be a choice to consider. There are many reasons why starting a Roth IRA for a teenager may be a sound financial strategy. Read on to learn more about how doing this may benefit both of you.

Tax-free benefits during retirement. Setting up a Roth IRA for the teenager in your life could prime them to have more retirement savings. Plus, a Roth IRA has the potential to accumulate over the years, and the owner may be able to better manage their tax burden if they withdraw the money after age 59½.1

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, Leaving a Legacy, Roth IRA

Too Much Noise in the News?

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 1:55 PM on July 28, 2020

Cut through the noise with our Financial News Breakdown

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investments, Planning, saving and investing

What is Social Media saying about the companies we're watching now?

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 3:38 PM on July 21, 2020

Social Media - Whether you hate it or use it daily - it can tell us a lot about the companies we are watching now.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investments, Planning, saving and investing

Upcoming News Driving Markets

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 1:49 PM on July 14, 2020

Critical Topics

Financial & Economic Items We're Tracking Now!

 

Of course, no single investor ever knows with absolute certainty where markets and the economy are heading, but learning how to analyze various information points is critical to long-term success as an investor. In this week’s flash briefing we will dive into the top four items we are tracking in an effort to further provide clarity to where markets and the economy may be heading.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investments, Planning, saving and investing

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 1:58 PM on July 9, 2020

This vital investment account question should be answered sooner rather than later.

Investment firms have a client service requirement. They must ask you if you would like to provide the name and information of a trusted contact.1

You do not have to supply this information, but it is encouraged. The request is made with your best interest in mind – and to lower the risk of someone crooked attempting to make investment decisions on your behalf.1

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, Trusted Contact

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