Author: blake

financial wellness

While it’s true that money isn’t everything, it also must be said that money has an impact on most if not all other aspects of our life. Financial well-being has measurable effects on our mental and physical health, relationships, professional health, and ability to relax. Toward that end, it’s vital…

inflation

2020 was a tumultuous year for both the global and the US economy, and that tumult left many investors and consumers hoping for better, smoother days ahead. Now that we’re well into 2021 both temporally and financially, it would seem that things are improving. Jobless claims are down, job creation…

bitcoin

Bitcoin’s been in the news for years, and with good reason. Over the course of its existence thus far, Bitcoin–alongside other cryptocurrencies–has forced us all to re-examine our investing strategies, our approach to money and markets, and even our fundamental understanding of what a currency is. Despite all the media…

how to find right trustee

Estate planning is often a daunting task, as you are choosing the ways in which your estate and your legacy will evolve after your passing. A vital step in estate planning is choosing the right trustee to oversee your posthumous affairs and execute your wishes as described in the various…

gamestop

Let’s open this one with a caveat: the situation which we’re discussing here is evolving rapidly and the ultimate resolution remains unseen. Investors and markets have been repeatedly astounded over the last few weeks by an unprecedented series of events around video game retailer Gamestop. Largely regarded as a dying…

home costs

Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American dream and plays a strong role in our culture’s understanding of success, stability, and family. The question of “how much home can I afford” is one of the most important that many of us face as we make what is likely the biggest…