Wealth Management & Investments

5 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and as people turn their attention to holiday celebrations with friends and family, taxes are naturally the last thing on their minds. However, implementing one or more of…

Common Cents Blog

Common Cents & The Silver Lining

There is simply no way to sugar coat the first 293 days of 2022 for investors. The S&P 500 is currently down just over 23% year-to-date. The major international stock index, the MSCI EAFE, is down…

Common Cents Blog

Common Cents & One Week Later

In March 2020, my wife, Margaret, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and we had planned to celebrate with a vacation to Italy. Needless to say, that trip was postponed – several times. The trip finally…

Common Cents Blog

Common Cents & Johnny Vegas

This past Saturday, I made a presentation at a convention in Las Vegas. There were probably 300 people in the room, which was a little surprising. I said to the group, “Take a look to your…

Economic State of Affairs

In this presentation, Chief Economist John Norris discusses the current state of affairs in relation to the economy and potential future moved by the Fed that may impact business operations and success.  This presentation is hosted…

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Common Cents & Stop It

There was no shortage of news this week. From the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the better than expected Employment Situation for June…