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Tolerate the Volatility

Look beyond this moment and stay focused on your long-term objectives. Volatility will always be around on Wall Street, and as you invest for the long term, you must learn to tolerate it. Rocky moments, fortunately, are not the norm. Most attribute “the market” to company stock, but because there are various assets classes and…

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IRAs Beyond the Traditional and Roth

This popular retirement savings vehicle comes in several varieties. What don’t you know? Many Americans know about Roth and traditional IRAs, but there are other types of Individual Retirement Arrangements. Here’s a quick look at all the different types of IRAs: Traditional IRAs (occasionally called deductible IRAs) are the “original” IRAs. In most cases, contributions…

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Keep Calm, It’s Only A Correction

After 20 months of relative calm, this volatility needs to be taken in stride. correction Are you upset by what is happening on Wall Street? It may help to see this pullback within a big-picture context. Corrections have become so rare as of late that when one occurs, emotion threatens to influence investment decisions. February…

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Using Your IRA to Buy Real Estate

Is this unorthodox investment idea underappreciated?   You can invest your IRA assets in different ways. Should you invest a portion of those assets in real estate?    At first thought, putting real estate into an IRA may seem like an off-the-wall idea. It is one you might want to consider, but you must be…

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One Couple, Two Different Retirements?

After many years together, some retired spouses may find their daily routines far apart. When you see online ads or TV commercials about retirement planning, do they ever show baby boomer couples arguing? No. After all, retirement planning is about the pursuit of a happy outcome – a fun and emotionally rewarding “second act” that…

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Robo-Advisors vs. Human Advisors

If an investor chooses a non-human financial advisor, what price could they end up paying? Investors have a choice today that they did not have a decade ago. They can seek investing and retirement planning guidance from a human financial advisor or put their invested assets in the hands of a robo-advisor – a software…

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As Expected, The Fed Raises Rates

The Federal Reserve’s latest policy move corresponds to market expectations. Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0.25%. That decision surprised no one – at least no one in the financial markets. Hours before the announcement, the CME Group’s FedWatch Tool, which calculates the chance of interest rate moves based on Fed…

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