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Market Update and Portfolio Changes: This Time is NOT Different!

We are facing a bump in the road right now, and I can feel anxiety and panic coming from some clients. I’m writing this today to hopefully relieve some of those emotions and explain what has happened in markets, why it has happened, and what FSG is doing. In addition, this past Monday, the 9th, Mark Carter and I recorded a video talking about many of the same things.

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Are You Avoiding the Savings Gap?

Throughout our lives, we are advised to save for college, retirement, or unexpected emergencies. While these are all important things to save for, this ignores a lot of opportunities and creates a big gap in savings. What about the many things that could come up in the next 20 years?

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Market Update: It's Always the Unknowns

Well, this past quarter was not in the 2022 roadmap! In last quarter’s market update, I outlined three potential market villains for the year: 1. A Covid Return 2. Inflation 3. Rising Interest Rates. Little did I know, a real world Bond Villain (Putin) would be the catalyst for most of the market's headwinds this year. Frankly, that is the way these things go: THE UNKNOWN IS ALWAYS THE PROBLEM. The market and its participants were just as aware of the three headline risks I assessed and, therefore, those risks were already priced into the market.

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3 Reasons You Don’t Want a Tax Refund

Found money is really so much more disposable than earned money. It really is easier to spend “found” money on something fun, whereas earned money feels like it must be treated with extreme prudence. A tax refund can really feel like found money and often it gets treated as such. I know many friends, clients, and even myself have spent tax refunds on fun purchases like electronics and vacations. I get it. It's nice to feel like once a year you're getting a little windfall that you can spend on something fun, but I’m here to tell you there are good reasons to not want a refund.

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Market Update: Russian Aggression- Should You Be Concerned? Thumbnail

Market Update: Russian Aggression- Should You Be Concerned?

Before I get into the nuts and bolts of what is happening and how we as a firm view the market impact, I want to address this question: Should you be concerned? The answer to this question is the same for every market crash. You should be concerned ONLY if you are relying on your portfolio for income AND there is NO fixed income allocation in your portfolio. Allow me to explain, but first we must agree on the premises that you are investing for the long term, the market cannot be timed, and fear is the enemy of successful investing.

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2022 Chrysler Profit Sharing

It's that time of year again where most Chrysler employees will be eligible to receive their annual profit-sharing check on March 15th. This year, approximately 43,000 U.S. hourly workers will receive up to $8,010 in profit sharing. This is a major annual event that occurs for most Chrysler employees. If you are looking for ways to maximize this benefit beyond its fullest potential here are a few tips:

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