Wealth Management


By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® The American dream of owning a home—complete with a white picket fence—dies hard; after all, it’s that iconic symbol of financial independence. And with record-low inventory, low interest rates, and high demand, (1) the housing market is currently booming now more than ever. Since most of us don’t have the luxury of purchasing a house in full, after the stress and drama of house hunting is over,...

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“The American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.” — William E. Simon, American businessman and philanthropist who served as the 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury On Friday, we learned the personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index was up 3.6% year-over-year in April. The core PCE price index, which excludes food and energy, was up 3.1%, the...

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“A good summary of investing history is that stocks pay a fortune in the long run but seek punitive damages when you try to be paid sooner.” —Morgan Housel, partner at The Collaborative Fund and former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal By this time last year, the World Health Organization had declared Covid-19 was a worldwide pandemic. In the U.S., stringent measures were implemented to slow the spread of...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® You’re likely experiencing a range of emotions regarding your newly acquired inheritance. Losing a loved one is painful, but inheriting money can be a blessing. An inheritance can improve your financial situation and bring peace of mind—it can also be a reminder of your loved one’s legacy and their love for you. Sometimes people who receive an inheritance don’t know how to properly manage it. In...

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“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”– Nicholas M. Butler, American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Technically, the economy is still in a recession. The contraction started in March 2020 just after the February peak. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the arbiter of recessions and economic recoveries, has yet to declare the recession is over. When...

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By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® We all dream of a fulfilling retirement, but that dream doesn’t become a reality without years of diligent planning and saving. And there’s no better retirement savings vehicle than a 401(k), into which I’m sure you’ve been socking away your hard-earned dollars year after year. But what happens to this money if you switch to a new job? The days of sticking with one company for an entire career...

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