Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Traits of a Good Investor and How Women Can Make the Most of Them. By John Jastremski

Women are increasingly taking responsibility for managing their own money. That includes those who in the past may have left investing to a spouse because they were busy raising a family or had no interest in the subject, but who … Continue reading

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Should you buy the dips? By John Jastremski

  Market retreats & corrections may herald opportunities. When stocks retreat, should you pick up some shares? If you like to buy and hold, it may turn out to be a great move. Buying during a downturn or a correction may … Continue reading

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Balancing Your Investment Choices with Asset Allocation. By John Jastremski

A chocolate cake. Pasta. A pancake. They’re all very different, but they generally involve flour, eggs, and perhaps a liquid. Depending on how much of each ingredient you use, you can get very different outcomes. The same is true of … Continue reading

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Medical Professionals: A Prescription for Your Financial Health. By John Jastremski

The demands on medical practitioners today can seem overwhelming. It’s no secret that health-care delivery is changing, and those changes are reflected in the financial issues that health-care professionals face every day. You must continually educate yourself about new research … Continue reading

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Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement? By John Jastremski

You can use a variety of strategies to pay off debt, many of which can cut not only the amount of time it will take to pay off the debt but also the total interest paid. But like many people, … Continue reading

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Bitcoin: Fad or the Future? By John Jastremski

What if someone told you about an investment that has made some people millionaires overnight and has both a number of high-profile supporters and a global reach? Would you be tempted to invest? Now what if someone told you that … Continue reading

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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood. By John Jastremski

Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration. Most of all, however, they are our greatest responsibility, as well as our most important–and expensive–commitment. Whether you are a first-time … Continue reading

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Reaching Retirement: Now What? By John Jastremski

You’ve worked hard your whole life anticipating the day you could finally retire. Well, that day has arrived! But with it comes the realization that you’ll need to carefully manage your assets so that your retirement savings will last. Review … Continue reading

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Are Women Reluctant to Talk About Money? By John Jastremski

A new survey says yes. Is it telling the whole story? A new study asserts that women feel uncomfortable discussing financial matters. The latest Money FIT Study from Fidelity Investments is generating some conversation within the financial industry. The investment … Continue reading

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Life Insurance Basics. By John Jastremski

Life Insurance Basics Life insurance is an agreement between you (the insured) and an insurer. Under the terms of a life insurance policy, the insurer promises to pay a certain sum to a person you choose (your beneficiary) upon your … Continue reading

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