Monthly Insights


By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® Do you want to know the two most powerful words in the financial world? Compound interest. It’s not some flashy investment scheme or hidden secret only a few people know, but compound interest has changed how people build wealth and has actually made wealth-building more accessible for millions. The beauty of compound interest is that it’s a simple but mighty concept that takes your initial...

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“When it comes to luck, you make your own.” — Bruce Springsteen, American singer, songwriter, and musician Perhaps over the last few weeks you’ve come across financial news containing terms you don’t completely understand.  You may have seen words and phrases like GameStop, gme, short squeeze, Reddit, hedge funds, WalStreetBets, or even “up 700% in one week.”  You may be just as confused by “up 700%” as you are over what is a Reddit....

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP®  The moment has arrived for us to finally leave 2020 behind. In addition to a global pandemic, the world experienced a number of other extraordinary events in 2020. Wildfires ravaged the globe from Australia to North America. Saturn and Jupiter aligned to create an iconic “Christmas Star” in December. And murder hornets somehow made their way from Asia to the United States. With all that...

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“The most important thing is to stay the course – not to get shaken out of the market during a difficult time” — John W. Rogers, Jr., investor, philanthropist, and founder of Ariel Capital Management Once in a great while, there comes a year during which the economy and the markets may serve as a tutorial—in effect, a master class in the principles of successful, long-term, goal-focused investing. Two thousand twenty...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® It’s been a wild ride, but we have finally arrived at the holidays. Our team at The Nalls Sherbakoff Group would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy holiday and a refreshing new year! The holiday season, your treasured traditions, and pretty much everything about this time of year may look different in 2020, but we believe there is still cause to celebrate.  Look for...

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“I cannot tell you anything that, in a few minutes, will tell you how to be rich.  But I can tell you how to feel rich—which is far better, let me tell you firsthand, than being rich.  Be grateful.” –Ben Stein, actor and investment commentator Last week, The Nalls Sherbakoff Group was closed on Thursday and Friday so we could gather with our families on what we like to call “Be Grateful Day.” We are grateful for the many...

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