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Another wild ride

Markets bucked and sold off again. Should we be worried? Not necessarily. These things happen pretty regularly, especially when headlines are negative. In fact, you might recall that we kicked off 2022 with a big drop. So, let’s talk about what’s behind the latest wild market ride.

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Russia, Ukraine & The Stock Market

After much speculation about whether Putin and Russia would invade Ukraine, news of the invasion broke Wednesday evening that sent stock prices tumbling. As we watched this unfold Wednesday evening, with our phones notifying us of the stock market tanking, you might have felt that cashing out your investments on Thursday morning would be a wise decision, given the enormous amount of uncertainty in the market and the world.

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Is Your Life Insurance an Asset or Liability?

When I think about life insurance, the three words that come to mind are: Misunderstood, Mis-sold, Mismanaged Life insurance is one of the most misunderstood financial products by consumers. Life insurance is one of the most mis-sold financial products by insurance agents. Life insurance is one of the most mismanaged asset by wealth managers & financial advisors. The combination of these three M’s ultimately gives a very valuable product a tarnished reputation causing many to underestimate the importance of life insurance in a holistic financial plan.

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Q4 2021 & Year-End 2021 Market Review

Markets delivered exceptional performance in a year that had a little bit of everything: politics, bubbles, meme stocks, inflation, runaway rallies, and sudden drops. Let's take a look at how markets performed last year and what we might look forward to in the first months of 2022. Please enjoy our 20-minute Q4 2021 and Year-End 2021 Market Review.

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The Tax Proposal Merry-Go-Round 2.0

On Thursday afternoon (October 28, 2021), The House Rules Committee released a draft of the reconciliation text outlining the framework for what was President Biden’s original $3.5 trillion social safety net proposal. As many of you saw, I released an article on September 14th titled Responsibly Funding Our Priorities, in which I outlined The House Ways and Means Committee’s proposed legislation titled “Responsibly Funding Our Priorities.” This preliminary tax legislation, which circulated on and off Capitol Hill, would have raise as much as $2.9 trillion to pay for most of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal by increasing taxes on the wealthiest corporations and individuals (those over $400k of income). As you can see in my previous article, I claimed that this proposed legislation was far from law and we would certainly see changes, and changes there are!

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