Tag Archives: Retirement

Is your retirement on the horizon? Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with WTMJ about the smart money moves you should make in the five to ten years before you reach retirement.   Take Inventory The first step in creating a retirement plan is to figure out what you have. A recent survey shows baby boomers […]

Enjoying a comfortable retirement depends on how well you prepared ahead of time to support your desired lifestyle, and how well you keep a pulse on your financial well-being after you retire. You may need to check periodically to ensure you can continue to afford retirement and health-care needs, no matter how much planning you […]

Stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%. The S&P 500 added 2.23%, the Dow increased 2.09%, and the NASDAQ grew 2.31%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE joined the growth, adding 1.49%. On Monday, January 22, the government shutdown ended after […]

When preparing for retirement, imagining the new lifestyle that awaits you can be exciting. From travel to family time to relaxation, a fulfilling retirement looks different to each individual. Preparing for the quality of life you desire goes beyond simply ensuring you can support your daily costs and fulfill your dreams. You should address two […]

Weekly Market Update – January 22, 2018 We’re only a few weeks into 2018, and stocks are showing quite a strong performance so far. Last week, major domestic indexes posted gains yet again, with all 3 up at least 5% this year. By Friday, the S&P 500 had added another 0.86%, and both the Dow […]

Tax reform is officially in place. Over the next several months, the changes could start adding up. Financial professional Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about 5 smart money moves to consider now that it’s in effect. More than 90% of households will get a tax cut this year, and the IRS says we could […]

The financial world is filled with industry jargon and lingo. To help you understand common terms, we’ve assembled a quick guide for your reference. From life insurance to annuities, use this glossary to understand the financial language in your life. Abeyance: When the owner of a property or title has not been declared. With insurance, […]

Weekly Update – January 8, 2018 The first week of 2018 is behind us, and across the globe, stocks experienced a strong start to the year. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE gained 2.44% last week. In the U.S., our major indexes also leapt forward, hitting a number of records and milestones. Domestic Index Performance […]

As the holiday season progresses, the markets continue to impress. Last week, many energy, financial, and industrial sector stocks helped drive performance. Hitting record highs yet again, the S&P gained 0.35%, and the Dow jumped 0.40% for the week. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ fell slightly by 0.11%, and the MSCI EAFE rose 0.08%. Solid labor market […]

Weekly Update – November 13, 2017 After posting gains every week since September, U.S. stocks declined by market’s close on Friday. The S&P 500 and Dow ended their longest stretch of weekly increases since 2013, and the NASDAQ ended its own 6-week streak. By November 10, the S&P 500 declined 0.21%, the Dow was down […]