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Why “Safe Harbors” Can Be Risky Business

During heightened market turbulence, many investors are tempted to abandon the markets and flee to cash and cash-like “safe harbor” holdings. While it usually makes sense to allocate some of your wealth in this manner, too much “safety” can actually put your wealth at risk. Jeff Williams, CFP®, CPA/CFS explains how.

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Grand Wealth Management Celebrates 15 Years … and Counting

Happy birthday to us! In November 2019, Grand Wealth Management celebrated our 15th anniversary with clients and colleagues at our new Bridgewater office space. This space reflects the distinct vision Jeff Williams had for GWM when he founded it in

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Celebrating Grand Wealth Management’s New Bridgewater Place Office Space

You may not associate windows, walls, and phone systems with a cause for celebration. However, after outgrowing our prior suite, Grand Wealth Management is delighted to settle into our new office space at Bridgewater Place. The Grand Rapids Business Journal

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Anastasia Wiese Helps Investors Spot Good Advice in a Recent GRBJ Article

These days, investors deserve a lot more from a financial advisor than simply a set-and-forget investment line-up. But how do you differentiate good advice from a sales pitch in disguise? In her November 30th Grand Rapids Business Journal article, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® offers five qualities to seek in a financial advisor relationship.

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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 Features “Influential Woman” Anastasia Wiese

Financial advisor Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® is already a familiar face at GWM, but now she’s also more familiar to the wider community. As part of its ongoing “Influential Women” series, the GRBJ interviewed Anastasia in an April 30th Q&A. Covering insights from wise to whimsical, Anastasia shared interesting tidbits about herself, her family and her career – including how she negotiated for gas money as a teenager.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Anastasia Wiese Discusses What to Make of an Inverted Yield Curve

Every so often, the U.S. Treasury bond yield curve “inverts,” as it has recently, with short-term Treasury bills yielding less than their long-term counterparts. Since past inverted U.S. yield curves have usually been followed by U.S. recessions, we tend to hear about them. In an April 30th GRBJ piece, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® discussed being cautious about lending any one economic indicator excessive predictive powers, especially with respect to your disciplined investment strategy.

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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 Wealth Management News: Ellie’s Retirement!

Last spring, Ellie Winter reached a difficult, but important decision: Effective December 31, 2018, she will retire from Grand Wealth, to begin a new phase in her life. While we’ll sorely miss Ellie’s good company, we’re confident our business is ready for the change, thanks to the infrastructure we’ve built over the years.

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