Rediscover the Simple Things in Life

Rediscover the Simple Things in Life

Sometimes keeping up with the Jones’ can be exhausting.  It is human nature to often fall into the same traps as our friends and neighbors.  If they go on exotic vacations, I must go on an exotic vacation.  If they join the country club down the street, I must join.  Truth is there are many kinds of fun that don’t cost money–a lot of the things that people did years ago before the advent of 3D movies, gourmet restaurants, traveling soccer teams and endless consumerism.

Matt's Money Must-Do's | April 2018

Matt's Money Must-Do's | April 2018

April is Financial Literacy month in the United States.  In 2003, Congress finally supported the idea of financial literacy month.  Because it was officially recognized by Congress, a big push was made from various non-profits and government agencies (National Financial Educators Council, Financial Literacy and Education Commission, and National Endowment for Financial Education) generated tools and courses for families to utilize to improve your financial situation.

Tune Out Volatility & Achieve Success Even in the Worst of Times

Tune Out Volatility & Achieve Success Even in the Worst of Times

Investment markets have reared their ugly head since early February.  After a time of prolonged quiet in the markets, investors are back to reacting to the news of the day.  The week of March 18th yielded good economic news, a positive outlook by the Federal Reserve, yet a 5.9% retreat in the S&P 500 due to the talk of tariffs.  Let’s look at an example to see if we should truly fear the day-to-day, or if we can achieve success even when we truly do have economic fears to be concerned about.