Confessions of a Bitcoin Skeptic

By |2021-02-22T18:51:52+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|

Rene discusses the recent run-up in Bitcoin and SPPs general view on crypto-currency for our clients. He's spent a lot of time researching and learning about crypto, and the role certain investors see for it in portfolios. We'll continue to monitor the role for our clients with an open and inquisitive mind. [...]

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Be Aware of Capital Gain Distributions

By |2020-12-11T15:07:58+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: , |

Do you own mutual funds in a taxable investment account? If so, you should be aware of year-end Capital Gain Distributions. December (year-end planning season!) truly is the most wonderful time of the year (for nerdy financial planners.) Bottom line (if you don't want to watch the video): you should compare tax cost of holding [...]

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When is the right time to sell my company stock?

By |2020-12-03T20:31:20+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Tax Planning|Tags: , |

The "right" time to sell an individual stock is one of the tougher financial decisions we see people struggle with.  This can be especially tricky when it is your company stock and you feel more connected to it.  But as these positions grow (specifically if part of your compensation is via additional stock), a single [...]

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How will the outcome of the election impact my finances?

By |2020-10-02T13:23:33+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: , |

Back in July, Rene posted a video answering the question: "Should I change my portfolio before the election?" (if you missed it, you can check it out here: https://spcfo.com/should-i-change-my-portfolio-before-the-election/). Being the data nerd I am, I thought I would add onto his post with a little additional context. The reality is that a change in [...]

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Should I change my portfolio before the election?

By |2020-07-30T18:36:08+00:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: , |

One of the most common questions we are getting these days, no matter what your political leanings are, is about the impact of the upcoming Presidential Election on portfolios. Rene gives his words of wisdom on the subject with a little bit of history for context. We're not in the business of making short term [...]

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Should I Bother Owning Small Company Stocks?

By |2020-07-23T19:47:22+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: , |

The headlines will tell you that the stock market has recovered from its low point in March.  However, small-cap & mid-cap stock indexes have lagged behind large-cap companies in 2020.  So, what's the benefit of owning these smaller companies as part of a diversified portfolio? As always, Rene helps put it all in context. [...]

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Should I Stop Taking $ out of My Investments? (BTC Ep. 3)

By |2020-05-11T19:02:50+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View|

The question we've been getting more often from retirees living off withdrawals from their portfolio is " Should I take less money out of my accounts given the market decline?". In the 3rd episode of Behind the Curtain, Seth Corkin and I share our conversation addressing this question.

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How Safe Are My Bonds? (BTC Ep. 2)

By |2020-04-30T13:06:09+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Curtain, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View|

We talk about the role of bonds in your portfolio as the "safer" component of your money.  But how safe are they in times like this?  In the second installment of Behind the Curtain, Rene and I share a clip of our conversation addressing this question.

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Behind The Curtain: Ep. 1

By |2020-04-20T15:21:06+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|

"Should I open my investment statement this month?" One of the best things about working with a talented group of people is the ability to collaborate and brainstorm.  Thinking through questions from clients together is part of our daily routine at SPP.  We thought we'd try something a little different and bring you into the [...]

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Updated: Potential Resources

By |2020-03-20T20:15:21+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View, Student Loans|

News is moving fast so we wanted to provide a couple of updates to the below (as of 3/20/2020): Taxes: The tax filing deadline has now been moved to July 15th to match the change to the payment deadline that was made earlier this week.  We encourage you to continue to move forward with your tax [...]

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