Tag Archives: Retirement

Does money have you have mystified? Are you clueless when it comes to your 401(k)? April is financial literacy month, a time dedicated to helping Americans focus on finance. No need to crack open a book! Tony Drake, CFP® and Brad Allen have a crash course in financial literacy for you.   Everyone needs to […]

The tax deadline is looming and Drake & Associates financial advisors, Tony Drake, CFP® and Brad Allen are with WTMJ to talk about the most common mistakes people are making with taxes and their retirement.   Probably the biggest mistake is waiting until the last minute. We have two extra days to file this year, […]

Who’s on first? What’s on second? Do you know where your finances are? Baseball season is in full swing! Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 with the play-by-play on how to take your finances to the big league. It’s as easy as rooting for the home team! Schedule a day, or a “home […]

Are you ready for retirement? If you have saved and are feeling confident, we have some numbers that might change your mind. Financial advisors Tony Drake, CFP® and Brad Allen share some retirement stats that might surprise you and how you can protect yourself from becoming a statistic. Fact #1: One in three Americans has […]

Weekly Market Update – March 26, 2018 Markets experienced significant declines last week. The S&P 500 lost 5.95%, the Dow dropped 5.66%, and the NASDAQ declined 6.54%. With these losses, all 3 domestic indexes had their worst weekly performance in more than 2 years. International stocks also declined, with the MSCI EAFE giving back 2.64%. […]

According to a new survey, more people are becoming 401(k) millionaires. The number of Fidelity 401(k) savings accounts with a balance of $1 million or more reached 133,000 last year. That’s up from 89,000 in 2016. With more balances reaching $1 million, there’s bound to be people wondering how they can reach that big milestone, […]

Weekly Update – March 19, 2018 Markets were up on Friday, but domestic stocks lost ground for the week as political turmoil and potential trade wars weighed on investors’ minds. The S&P 500 dropped 1.24%, the Dow gave back 1.54%, and the NASDAQ decreased 1.04%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE barely avoided losses with […]

We used to think of retirement as a three-legged stool. You could rely on a pension, Social Security and your own retirement savings. Now that employer-sponsored pensions are becoming a thing of the past, that stool is looking a little wobbly. There are strategies we can use to create our own pension in retirement. Annuities […]

Wall Street is marking 9 years of rising stocks. This bull market is the second-longest streak since World War II. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about what we’ve learned and what we should consider with our money today. 1. Think Long-Term – 401(k) statements were looking depressing as stocks kept dropping during […]

Weekly Update – March 5, 2018 Volatility continued last week as markets posted their 1st weekly loss in 3 weeks. Despite some recovery on Friday, the S&P 500 dropped 2.04%, the NASDAQ slipped 1.12%, and the Dow lost 3.05% for the week. Internationally, the MSCI EAFE fell 2.91%. Last week’s ups-and-downs began with continued questions […]