Why We’re Not Ready to Call This a Recession (Yet)
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 09:57
By some definitions, a recession is identified by declines in the GDP for two quarters in a row, so you can expect this report to trigger headlines over the next several days indicating that we’re now officially in a recession. But are we?
How Did We End Up in A Bear Market, And What Comes Next?
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 09:40
As inflation has risen and stock prices have fallen, we’ve heard a lot of buzz about a bear market recently. And now we’re officially here.
The Seasons of Investing
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 16:03
When it comes to the market, investors tend to have short memories as they struggle with what’s known as recency bias wherein more weight is put on recent events to the point of overshadowing the preponderance of historical evidence to the contrary.
2021-2022: A Look Back, A Glimpse Ahead
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 04:16
It would seem counterproductive to look at these past 12 months in isolation. They were, rather, the second act of a drama that began early in 2020, the precipitant of which was the greatest global public health crisis in a hundred years.
Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 15:38
You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is not an exact science. Your specific needs depend on your goals and many other factors.
The Bucket Strategy: A Better Way to Manage Retirement Income?
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:57
When it comes to creating a stream of income in retirement, there are two predominant schools of thought: the systematic withdrawal strategy and the bucket strategy.
2022 Contribution Limits Published
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:03
Preparing for retirement just got a little more financial wiggle room, as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new contribution limits for 2022.
Tax Changes: What's In, What's Out?
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 12:56
While it’s still too early to draw any final conclusions, Congress is getting closer to outlining what tax law changes are under consideration to pay for the proposed $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Plan.1
Stick with It: Your Guide to Budgeting
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 10:51
Budgeting is like anything in life: The more you make it a habit, the easier it becomes. The key is getting started, but you’d be surprised how many young people never think through that initial step.
Five Money Tips: Managing Your Credit Score
Posted by SageCreek Planning & Investments on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 15:02
Your credit score, often called your FICO score, represents to a lender how likely you are to pay your bills on time. It may determine whether you can get a loan, a job, an apartment, or insurance. A low score may prevent you from obtaining the lowest borrowing rates or the best loan terms.