The Navigoe Blog

Category: Wealth Management

Tax Strategies When Stock Prices Crash

Let’s face it, bear markets are no fun. When all is well in the stock market, we often tell clients that we don’t have a crystal ball, but one thing that we can guarantee is that stock markets will crash at some point. In fact, depending on how old you are, or how many years…

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Sailing Through The Storm

Staying the Course – Global Equity Markets, Hurricanes and Your Financial Future In 2011, my family and I departed on a three-year sailing adventure beginning in the Caribbean, taking us through the Panama Canal, and across the South Pacific. In the years since, I have shared stories with family, friends, and clients about the once…

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Choosing a Financial Advisor: What Questions Should You Ask?

Choosing a financial advisor can be a confusing and overwhelming, perhaps even intimidating process. The right advisor will serve as a partner to you and your family in keeping you on course to achieve your financial goals. The wrong one, on the other hand, could prove costly in time, money and robbing you of financial…

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Celebrate Your Financial Independence

July is the month that we gather with family and friends over barbecue and fireworks to celebrate our nation’s independence. This month, take a moment to consider your own financial independence. What is financial independence? Financial independence is a concept that means something different to everyone. To some, it is being able to buy a…

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Sometimes ‘Buy and Hold’ Isn’t the Right Investment Strategy

It’s that time of year — you’re looking at your investment returns from last year and, most likely, not feeling too great. Add the large losses already sustained this year, and you’re probably turning a little green. We all know the conventional wisdom when the markets are in free fall: Don’t panic. Buy and hold. That’s great…

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Navigoe 2014 Market Review

The year 2014 will be remembered as another great year to be a stock market investor, both in the US and abroad. Of course, as is usually the case, the year-end results give us a limited perspective on the actual events of the year. It’s been said that you know your portfolio is well diversified…

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Pension: Lump Sum or Monthly Annuity?

As you approach retirement, one important decision you may be faced with is whether to take your company sponsored retirement plan in a single lump sum distribution or as a traditional monthly pension. The lump sum may provide you with more money than you have ever had all at once. You may find that exciting,…

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Navigoe First Quarter 2014 Market Review

Following the tremendous gains in the global stock markets in 2013, many feared that the market had become overvalued and was due for a correction in prices.  In fact, January began with market losses, seeming to confirm those concerns.  The US markets were off by 3.5% and the International markets were down more than 4%….

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The Great Recession, Five Years Later

The five year anniversary of the “Great Recession” stock market bottom was this past Sunday. Reflecting on that day, and all the chaos and fear that surrounded it, actually reminds me of a story from a few years earlier. In 2006, my wife and I took a trip to New York with some friends. We…

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