Single Point of View
Single Point of View is our way to occasionally share planning ideas relating to personal finance. Our goal is to pass along concepts that you may not be exposed to on a daily basis.
Ok, I “borrowed” that headline from a recent CityWire piece I was featured in on financial planners incorporating behavioral finance into their client relationships. Since in an article your comments are limited to quick quotes, I thought I would expand a bit on our beliefs at SPP on the topic. I think a lot of what you commonly see [...]
One quality we've noticed a lot of our clients share is a great curiosity. We're often asked about what we are seeing, reading and paying attention to. So, our own Seth Corkin has started collecting the most interesting articles he's coming across to share them with you in his new blog series, "What's New(s)?". Seth will highlight the topics [...]
What are the qualities that make a great financial planner? Quite frankly, the technical skills needed to analyze and provide impactful advice are mere table stakes. Empathy: It's hard to imagine someone being effective in any "helping-based" career without the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Curiosity: The instinct to ask great questions, and to dig [...]
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.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are the (not so new) cool account in town! It is like a Roth IRA, but for healthcare expenses. You can open and contribute to an HSA if you are enrolled in an eligible high-deductible health insurance plan. The amount you can contribute is capped each year, but any contributions grow and can be withdrawn [...]
Ever wonder how Santa funds his operation? Does he have any plans to retire? Does he have to file millions of gift tax returns? In our biggest ever interview on BTC, we sit down with Santa to discuss his financial planning. The kids got a little face time with the big man too! 3 for 3 [...]