Results for "Steven A. Starnes" (20) results found

Steve Starnes GRBJ Commentary: Sustainable Investing

This summer, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® was invited to serve as a guest instructor in an undergraduate business ethics class. He enjoyed the experience, and the questions students asked about sustainable investing. What is it? Can it “work” as an investment strategy? Can environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) ratings help make the world a better place? Inspired by his classroom conversation, Steve covered sustainable investing in a recent Grand Rapids Business Journal article.

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GRBJ Features Steve Starnes on Making Good Financial Choices in Uncertain Times

Even in “normal” times, it’s hard to make good financial choices. With today’s increased uncertainty, the challenge is even greater. In a recent Grand Rapids Business Journal, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® describes a process for avoiding expensive money-management mistakes during the heightened medical, economic, and financial unknowns.

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Steve Starnes Comments in GRBJ on Avoiding Emotional Investment Decisions

It may go without saying that investors should avoid placing rash trades in volatile markets. But as Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® points out in a Grand Rapids Business Journal piece, temptations abound when emotions are high. People working from home may watch their investment accounts and the market mood swings a little too closely, which could lead to ill-advised panic-trading. Steve offers several moves investors can consider taking instead.

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Steve Starnes Writes in the GRBJ About What To Expect from the SECURE Act

After the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted during a busy 2019 holiday season, investors may have been left wondering how the new law impacts their financial plans. In a January 2020 Grand Rapids Business Journal piece, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® covers some of the most significant changes to expect.

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Steve Starnes Advises Advisors on Helping Clients With Diminishing Mental Capacity

Studies have suggested, financial capacity often declines with age, even as confidence in our financial decision-making tends to increase. That’s a dangerous combination, especially if clinical dementia is diagnosed. In a recent Nerd’s Eye View guest post, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® describes the role financial advisors can play in protecting and guiding individuals and families as they manage cognitive decline.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: How Should You Invest a Lump Sum of Cash? Steve Starnes Offers Answers.

Have you ever ended up with a lump sum of cash you don’t plan to spend anytime soon? Whether you’ve sold a business, received a windfall, or just been a good saver, it’s nice to have “extra” cash on hand to invest toward the future. That said, it can be stressful to decide: Should you invest it all right away, or spread it out over time? In his June 30 GRBJ article, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® offers answers that may surprise you.

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The New York Times Quotes Steve Starnes on a Growing Challenge: Retirees Caring for Their Aging Parents

Financial planning is challenging enough during your working years. The choices can be heartbreaking when you’re in or near retirement, and an aging parent needs your help. The New York Times interviewed our Senior Financial Advisor, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® for this June 2019 report on the financial and emotional tolls taken by 70-year-old “children” who find themselves caring for their 90-year-old parents.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Steve Starnes Covers a Common Concern: How Much Should You Spend in Retirement?

Whether you’re already retired or still planning for it, here’s a question on almost everyone’s mind: “How much can I spend in retirement?” In a March 31st GRBJ article, Steve Starnes, MBA, CFP® covers how to spend comfortably, but not excessively in retirement. While there are handy rules of thumb like “the 4% rule,” it’s also good to know when individual adjustments may be warranted along the way.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Quotes Steve Starnes & Stephanie Mushna on Estate Planning for Millennials

Many families assume estate planning is for older people. That’s true, but millennials with dependents may have even more to lose if they unexpectedly die or become incapacitated. In an October GRBJ article, Steve Starnes, CFP® and Stephanie Mushna CFP® paired up with two local estate planning attorneys to describe the risks of dying “intestate” (without a will), and to propose some practical solutions for busy millennials.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Steve Starnes on Money & Memory Loss During the Holidays

As a traditional time for family gatherings, the holidays also can be a good time to hold meaningful conversations about helping out (or being helped by) loved ones – especially if a family member is experiencing memory loss or other signs of dementia. In a GRBJ November 2018 article, Steve Starnes, CFP® offers practical advice on how families can approach care-giving conversations, while remaining sensitive to the delicate challenges involved.

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