A Time to Reflect and Give Thanks

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, now is a good time to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life. Is it your family? Your health? Your career? A combination of all those things? Furthermore, with the year quickly winding down, now is a good time to being thinking about the past year and how things have changes, as well as to start thinking about what your goals are for 2020. This shouldn’t be a sudden process, but a gradual one in which you take your time and really think about things. So, for the time being, enjoy your time Continue reading A Time to Reflect and Give Thanks

Did You Meet Your Financial Goals in 2018?

It’s the last day of 2018, which means it’s the perfect time to reflect on how the past 365 days went financially. What were your financial goals at the beginning of the year? Did they change over the 12 month period? Did you meet most, if not all, of your goals for the year? What are your goals for 2019? These are all questions that you should be asking yourself as 2018 comes to an end and 2019 begins. You should also take some time to set your financial goals for the next year. When you do so, you should Continue reading Did You Meet Your Financial Goals in 2018?

When Investing, Your Past Is Your Future

If you have used the markets to grow your nest egg and finances, how did you react to gains and losses? What did you do and how did you feel after market fluctuations? As with anything you interact with, your past actions and experiences with markets and investing can shape how you handle markets ups and downs in the future. This is important to understand because it can lead you to avoid making mistakes in the future as well as to understand the role that emotions play in investing. Emotions can cloud out rational thoughts, which in turn can lead Continue reading When Investing, Your Past Is Your Future