Generate a steady stream of retirement income

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI feel like we all need to have extra strong antacids to deal with the chaotic behavior of the market. With the US stock markets as steady as, say, a blind man on stilts, stability and safety are the topics on everyone’s minds....

Align your investments with your values

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFASomeone asked me the other day whether I support the business models of all the companies I own – directly through stocks or indirectly through mutual funds. The answer is: of course I do!Your values are important aspects of who...

Monitoring your spending

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI heard on the radio today that the average Starbucks customer spends close to $6 per visit, 18 times per month. That adds up to a whopping $1,296 per year, which he or she otherwise could have invested. Now, this is not a Starbucks...

Protect against financial risks

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAWith the stock market behaving like a roller coaster carnival ride more people are looking for the riskless way to invest. A prospective client came in today to see if I had any ideas for risk-free investments and it got me thinking. I...

Make Your Money Work As Hard As You Do

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI read in the paper today that the average American now works 46 hours per week. For people who hold managerial positions, are self-employed, or work on commission, the number can be significantly higher. When you spend that much time...

Maximize your cash flow

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAA client came into my office today, worried about how in the world she’s supposed to set money aside for retirement, when she is living paycheck to paycheck. A highly relevant question, I’d say. Because let’s face it....

Save Money on Taxes

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFATax refunds are finally here! While I didn’t receive one myself (people in my business rarely do), many of my clients did, and many chose wisely – they decided to invest at least part of the money. In order to help you score...