Skip’s Blog

When to Seek Financial Counsel

Posted: March 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm by Skip Kelley

Have you ever found yourself sitting down thinking, “I should have done that onething sooner?” Did you end up singing the “would-a, should-a, could-a’s?” Timing is everything. But when we can’t control the timing of certain occurrences, life seems chaotic. With a little guidance from our experienced and knowledgeable team, we can help to be […]

Fears Holding Investors Back

Posted: March 1, 2018 at 5:18 pm by Skip Kelley

Information is at our fingertips. If you went on the Internet, went to Google, and typed in: retirement advice, you’ll end up with 148,000,0000 search results in 0.87 seconds. Wow! If that doesn’t scare you, then you must love to read! When you have that much information at your fingertips, how could you not have […]

How to Lower Your Childcare Expenses

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm by Skip Kelley

Although your kid(s) are the light of your life, love alone doesn’t pay the bills – but wouldn’t it be nice if it did? With the average childcare expenses ranging anywhere between $13,000 to $20,000 per year it seems that it’s more expensive than ever to raise a child these days. Unfortunately, many households don’t […]

Stock Market Got You Panicked?

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm by Skip Kelley

Monday, February 5th had investors nervously concerned in fear of déjà vu from 2008. I must admit, when the market plunged 1,500 points, I was a little apprehensive myself. After that brief moment in which I let my emotions get the best of me, I stepped back to take a deeper look into my concern. […]

Are You a Groundhog Investor?

Posted: February 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm by Skip Kelley

When you think of Groundhog Day, what comes to mind first? Bill Murray, the groundhog or the dreaded possibility of six more weeks of winter? What’s most uncanny about Groundhog Day is that Punxsutawney Phil has one job to complete which is: he leaves his den and then retreats back inside. Every year he comes out, and then […]

7 Scenarios to Break Open the Emergency Fund

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm by Skip Kelley

Emergencies happen. Things happen. Life happens. Are you prepared? When an emergency happens, there are no forewarnings or “red flags” to prepare you along the way. Most of the time, they occur unexpectedly and at the worst times. The real question that most people ask themselves when going through the emergency, is when should they actually use […]

Spending Habits of the Tired One

Posted: January 22, 2018 at 3:06 pm by Skip Kelley

Were you aware that your spending habits change as the hours go by in any given day? Take a step back and think about it for a second; outside of paying your bills on time, at what time of day are you more prone to spend money? If you guessed after sundown, you’re spot on. […]

Five Fallacies of the Unprepared Retiree

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm by Skip Kelley

Every day you’re reminded over and over again “Don’t delay! Prepare for your retirement today!” Naturally, you’re probably thinking, “I have plenty of time to think about my retirement later on”. And, without skipping a beat, you go about your day. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re going to want to read this! The […]

More Resolutions? Will You Do It?

Posted: January 4, 2018 at 9:17 pm by Skip Kelley

First, I’d like to say, Happy New Year! I really hope that you and your families had a wonderful holiday and had some time to relax and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Now that a new year has begun, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of story you’re going to […]

CC Tips for the Long Run

Posted: December 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm by Skip Kelley

Last week we talked about making sure you have a solid holiday budget in place and how not to overspend. So if your eyes fell tired and you didn’t get to finish last week’s email, or you already stepped outside your budget, this email is going to cover some points on how to make sure […]

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