Medicare and HSAs: Health Care Vitals

Supplemental plans ease out-of-pocket costs; HSAs give triple tax savings

Bad medicine. It’s what many of us think about the rhetoric surrounding the health care debate. Depending on the hour and the headline, the health care pendulum swings from thriving to code blue as quickly as you change cable news channels.

529 College Savings Plans Score High Marks for Tax Savings, Flexibility

Set aside $14,000 per parent, per child, per year with a 529 plan

Back-to-school time is here. As you shift from summer vacation to the upcoming academic year, it’s a good time to study the best ways to save for your child’s college education.

Beyond our Borders

Stocks in Europe have trailed the U.S. for seven years. Should you write ‘em off?

Stocks in Europe have trailed U.S. prices for the last 85 months. A stat like this would make most of us pause before allocating too much of our portfolios to global.

Beware of Bears

Watch out for the grizzly conditions of bear markets

It’s not uncommon for a client to ask about the risk of a bear market. Often, the rocky financial landscapes we saw in 2000 and 2008 are still fresh in their minds.

Turn Down the Noise

The four economic factors you should really watch

Take a moment to read the business section of any major newspaper and it’s easy to get caught up in the noise. After all, we’re inundated with headlines about high oil prices, the value of the dollar, the rise of countries like China, and even the risk of another U.S. recession.