Cash Flow Management

Posted by Connor Creekmur, MBA on 12:00 PM on July 8, 2022

Cash Flow Management. What To Know and How Can It Help You?

If you ever google financial planning, there is no doubt that you will quickly come across the idea of budgeting. At Creekmur Wealth Advisors we prefer to focus less on budgeting and lean more into cash flow management as a foundation for beginning your financial journey.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, Saving, saving and investing

Savings Rate Vs. Rate of Return

Posted by Connor Creekmur, MBA on 9:00 AM on May 9, 2022

A common question I receive as a wealth advisor is, "What investments someone can make to get a big return?"

While Creekmur Wealth Advisors spends a substantial amount of time researching, modeling, and planning investment strategies we do not believe that rate of return is the most important rate to focus on when it comes to investing. We do appreciate seeing a high rate of return and strive to achieve that.

However, the most important rate I would encourage clients to focus on and monitor is their savings rate since it is totally under the investors control and is the largest contributor to your final net worth.

Your savings rate is calculated by taking the total amount of your annual savings and dividing it by your gross or net income. I prefer using gross income as this encourages us to find tax-efficient methods of savings to maximize our savings rate.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investing, Saving, saving and investing

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

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

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

Weekly Flash Briefing 07/07/2020

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 11:07 AM on July 7, 2020

3 Lessons Learned from a Crazy Year!

As I was watching fireworks over the weekend, I got to thinking about how much we have already experienced so far in 2020. The list of events is truly incredibly to review, in part because many of these events would have been massive in any random year and I had almost forgot that some of these things had even happened (here is a complete list of the items that occurred through just April!):

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Topics: Financial Planning, Investments, long term objectives, Planning, Retirement, saving and investing, Lessons Learned

Weekly Flash Briefing 06/30/2020

Posted by Drew Creekmur, MSPFP on 4:25 PM on June 30, 2020

How to Navigate your Employer Sponsored Retirement plan

"My employer provides a Retirement Plan (401(k), 403(b), 457, SIMPLE IRA, etc.), but I don't understand it at all!"

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Topics: 401k, 403(b), Financial Planning, Investments, long term objectives, Planning, Retirement, Roth 401k vs 401k, saving and investing

The Chances of Totally Cashing Out

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 11:40 AM on June 19, 2020

Perhaps you know someone who carries no cash. Maybe that someone is you. Ten or 15 years ago, it would have been anomalous and occasionally frustrating to go through the day without any bills or coins on you. Now, not so much.

 

In 2018, Americans used debit cards more than cash at the point of sale for the first time, according to a Federal Reserve survey. This year, many merchants have encouraged cashless payments to discourage money from changing hands, an effort to reduce the threat of COVID-19 transmission.

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Topics: Credit Card use, saving and investing

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