March 31, 2022
When you work with as many families as we do, there’s always a story. Some are comical in nature, and we get to share a laugh, while others are profoundly serious. Based upon lessons learned over the past 26 years, this Stan’s World is for every client who has living parents or adult children.
February 15, 2022
Recently, a friend and I engaged in a fairly profound conversation. He wondered what he was going to leave behind after he died. He asked me about his contribution to society and how to assess the good that he did. I told him the question is one I’ve heard before. Frankly, it’s one I’ve periodically asked myself.
December 31, 2021
In between COVID surges, you may have noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to find salespeople in stores or staff in the supermarket. When was the last time you called an 800# and had the call answered by a human in a reasonable amount of time? In other words, while you may be itching to help the economy by spending some of your hard-earned money, you may have noticed there are fewer people around to take it.
December 31, 2021
Writing in the NY Times Business section1, Jeanna Smialek provided a brief yet thorough treatise as to what causes inflation and how it might affect us over the near term. Considering that articles about inflation have been widespread of late, it might be useful to understand how it might impact both your purchasing power and portfolio.
September 30, 2021
When the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at more pedestrian numbers, like 6,000, 8,000, or even 10,000, market drops of 600, 700, and 800 points caused quite a stir. That reaction was logical, as a drop of 600 points when the Dow was at the 10,000 level meant a loss of 6%. A drop of 600 points when the Dow is at 30,000, however, represents a loss of 2%. Yes, it’s still a loss, but a drop of that size in today’s stock market means a substantially smaller loss to a diversified portfolio.