Banks Don’t Have Your Back (They Work Behind It)

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

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The Banking System and How It Affects Your Bottom Line:

People see the Great Recession through the lens of what they themselves experienced and the most popular stories on the news ticker—with a general idea of what the bailout meant, but most people do not know how close America was to falling into another depression. And most people do not realize that the thing that is backing up this bailout is their taxpayer dollars. When the government throws money at a problem, more taxes will be required to make up for it, and inflation goes through the roof. So maybe individuals weren’t as immediately impacted in 2008 as they would have been in the 1930s, but the impact of tax increases and inflation, and speculation, will wreak havoc in their lives in the long term. The banking system is an immense tide that is being held back by a series of weak barriers and bailouts. Your bank is a watery grave, not a trusted institution.

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3 Money Mistakes NFL Athletes Make That Ruin Their Financial Lives

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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The Financial Problems of Many NFL Players:

1. They spend like they’ll make this kind        of money forever

Many NFL players find themselves bankrupt within a couple of years of retirement. They overspent and overborrowed on a flashy lifestyle that’s left them with nothing.

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5 Essential Strategies to Talk About Money With Kids

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach and an advocate for financial literacy.

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Kids & Money
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Kids aren’t taught about money in school or often at home.  We don’t know how to appropriately teach good money habits.  Often, this is because we haven’t ever gotten educated ourselves.

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Money-Saving Advice for Grads During Challenging Times

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen.

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine. 

 

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How Graduates Can Save Money During this Challenging Times
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Students are finally graduating and are now turning a new page in their chapter in life. Understanding various money strategies can significantly impact their financial success in the real world. It is equally important to start to save money to build up short-term liquidity. All too often people will throw all the money they have at their debt ignoring building short liquidity. The old saying that “cash is king” really applies here. Start a monthly saving habit and stick to it. Do not worry about a rate of return, because it is a short-term strategy.  This money may be needed for an emergency or to purchase a new home or condo. One of the early traps is “investing” into a risky investment so the money can grow—to potentially lose money to market volatility. 

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5 Financial Things to Do Now That You Won’t Regret

Available for Interviews: Lauren Moone

Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.

 

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By the time you reach your mid-30s, you may have been in your career for a while, maybe you own a house, you may have kids or are thinking about starting a family, and you’re usually beginning to make some traction in your financial life. But how do you maximize this momentum so that you’re making the right decisions now that you’ll be thankful for in 10 years? Here are five key elements to consider.

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Is it Time to Refinance Your Home Mortgage?

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

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      • Seek lower interest rates.  If you can get a lower rate, try and refinance your current loan. The challenge is how much is your house worth. Banks will become more and more skittish about real estate values. 

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3 Steps to Protecting Your Money After an IPO

Available for Interviews: Lauren Moone

Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.

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on How to Protect Your Money After an IPO:
 

If you were fortunate enough to own stock in a private company that has recently gone through an initial public offering (IPO), you’re experiencing an enormous opportunity to grow your wealth. But knowing the right moves to make in this event can be difficult. 

Here are three important steps to take when navigating an IPO to achieve an outcome that maximizes your portfolio:

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5 Smart Things You Can Do With the Money You Saved During Covid

Available for Interviews: Lauren Moone

Lauren Moone is an Executive Vice President at Mirador Capital Partners and has been providing investment advice for individuals, families, and institutions for over 13 years.

 

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on Investments and Elections:
 

With vacations on hold, commuting costs down, and home-cooking on the rise, many US households are finding themselves with a handful of cash. Here are the smart things to do with the money you are saving during the pandemic.

1. Pay down debt

Any financial advisor will tell you that high interest debt is the one of the first things you should get off your back. This will have a positive effect on your credit score and free up funds for investing in other areas of your life.

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5 Shortcuts to a Successful Financial Future

Available for Interviews: Don Garman

Don Garman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mirador Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Ventures. A seasoned investor in both public and private companies for over 30 years, Don leads Mirador’s Investment Committee and oversees each of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies.

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1. Maximize your retirement plan contributions. Investors looking to set themselves up for a rewarding retirement are wise to maximize the use of tax-advantaged savings vehicles. For 2021 the IRS will let you contribute $19,500 to a 401(k) plan, $6,000 to an IRA, and an additional $1,000 to an IRA if you are over the age of 50. If you can’t contribute the max, find out what your employer’s match is and contribute at least that amount, to take advantage of the “free money.”

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Recent Study: COVID Impacts Women’s Finances. Here’s How to Rebuild

Available for Interviews: Lauren Oschman

Lauren Oschman, CFP® is a certified financial planner specializing in financial strategies, tax planning, and is an expert in helping physicians manage their finances.

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Rebuilding Investments During Volatility:
 

      • In addition to the wage gap, data suggests there is also a wealth gap—women do not have as much saved for retirement as their male counterparts.
      • According to a survey released in Jan 2021 from the Nationwide Retirement Institute (https://news.nationwide.com/women-investors-concerns/), COVID-19 has widened this retirement preparedness gap.

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