Year: 2020

civil unrest

As the title suggests, this is a second in a two-part series, so we recommend reading or reviewing part one before continuing here. In Part 1, we discussed planning and preparation for potential civil unrest. Now in Part 2, we’ll delve into what to do if such an event is…

stock prices

A Consequential Election The U.S. Presidential election is expected to have big implications for markets – fiscal stimulus, public investment, taxation, regulation, and foreign affairs. We anticipate markets focusing on presidential debates, U.S. consumer confidence and employment numbers later this week. This time around, the U.S. election has a backdrop…

civil unrest

Business planning is at least in part about risk management and risk mitigation. As businesses of all sizes continue to navigate the unique challenges this year has thrown at them, many business owners are dealing with concerns about civil unrest and how such disturbances might affect their operations both immediately…

emergency fund

Life is fraught with uncertainties and the unexpected, which is why an emergency fund is a must for every individual or household. As part of a sound financial plan, your emergency fund functions as a personal safety net or buffer, there to catch and cushion you when life’s path gets…

stock prices

Stocks enjoy another banner week amid elevated risks. Second-quarter earnings data was destined to be catastrophic. However, corporate earnings have been better than many feared, leading to rising investor sentiment and stock prices. The downside, on the other hand, markets may have already priced in many of the positives. In…

Charitable Giving

As we navigate the ever-evolving situation that is 2020, we must not lose focus on the important things. Charitable giving is an important consideration for any business, and for a number of different reasons. Charitable giving can be an important tool financially, socially, and as a component of your company…

Retirement Savings

Life often delivers the unexpected, as so many of us have learned in recent months. You may have started out with the best of intentions regarding your retirement savings plan–monthly contributions, personal savings, investing in the right house. And then maybe you were forced to put those plans aside, or…