2 Tips for Dealing with Market Volatility

Last week at my Rotary Club meeting, our scheduled speaker was a no show. When our President asked if anyone had something they would like to talk about, I offered to present one of my recent Accountable Update articles, 10 Questions for Every Investor.

The article was well suited for an impromptu presentation, with several charts interspersed with practical advice. But when we got to the Q&A, it became apparent that the recent market volatility was weighing on some folks. The question that was seemingly on everyone’s mind was, “When will stocks stop going down?”

My answer, as it is anytime someone asks me what I think the stock market will do tomorrow, is to offer a couple of tips for dealing with market volatility.

4 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Year End "To Do's"

In early November, I highlighted some of the changes that were in the tax reform legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Over the past several weeks, the deal making process was in high gear as some elements expected to be in the bill stayed, while others were left out of the final version.

Instead of rehashing all of the changes though, I thought it may be worthwhile to point out a few end of year "To Do's" that may be worth considering as a result of the new law.

Your 2017 End of Year “To Do” List

With so many distractions this time of year, you may think that personal finance would be the last thing on people’s minds. However, taking a little time to add some personal finance “To Do’s” to your year end list could be the best present you could get for yourself or loved ones this year.