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After a long period of relative calm in the markets, the increase in stock market volatility in recent days has renewed anxiety for many investors.
Many successful professionals, business owners and executives often ask for advice about charitable giving. This usually leads to a conversation about how their donations can have the most charitable impact while simultaneously taking advantage of all available tax benefits.
The donor-advised fund (DAF) has been around for a long time but has surged in popularity and use since the mutual fund family Fidelity Investments made them easy to set up and use at a reasonable cost in 1991. As…
Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently announced a security breach that compromised personal information of up to 143 million people. There is a good chance that your information, such as your Social Security number, birth date,…
This is a story about what the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule and the book Freakonomics have in common. As it turns out, it’s quite a lot. Freakonomics, published in 2005, was both entertaining and surprising because it upended…
Presidential elections bring heated emotions from both sides, especially when it comes to protecting your financial investments. As humans, we’re often driven by these strong feelings, but it may come as a surprise that they usually don’t have a large impact on financial markets.
The ingenuity of brokerage firms and mutual fund managers never ceases to amaze us. Every time we blink an eye, a new type of hedge fund or mutual fund enters the market with a well-thought-out name, promising to be the next great investment opportunity.
There is a myth that is pervasive in the investment industry that most historical investment gains are attributed to dividends and the stocks that pay them. If this were true you could make a case for owning only dividend-paying stocks.
There are many examples of financial scandals in the 21st Century, and sadly they continue.
An oft-used catchphrase when a dramatic event comes to an end is, “Elvis has left the building.” It seems timely to also say, “The taxman has left the building.” Unfortunately, he’ll be back next year and Resource Consulting Group is preparing for his imminent return.