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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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Anastasia Wiese Comments in GRBJ on Current Market News and Volatility

In her March 18 Grand Rapids Business Journal Banking & Finance commentary, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® helped readers put the current elevated levels of market volatility in proper context. “While the desire to pull money out of the U.S. markets and sit in cash is a natural emotional response, now is not the time to panic,” writes Anastasia. “Times like this reinforce the importance of having a well-diversified portfolio among global stock and bonds.”

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Anastasia Wiese Comments on the SECURE Act and Retirement Planning in Recent GRBJ Article

How does the SECURE Act, passed at year-end 2019, help people better prepare for today’s retirement realities? In a February 2020 Grand Rapids Business Journal article, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® weighed in on how the newly enacted legislation can enhance retirement planning for employers and employees alike.

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Anastasia Wiese Offers 15 “Recession-Proofing” Financial Tips in Recent GRBJ Article

We cannot know how long, or how severely current market volatility will impact our investment portfolios. Either way, there are a number of sensible steps you can take before, or even during a recession that can add real value to your financial well-being. In a March 3rd Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® offered 15 such timeless tips for preserving, protecting, preparing, simplifying and understanding your financial worth.

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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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“West Michigan Woman” Features Anastasia Wiese’s 2020 Financial Insights

What does 2020 have in store for investors in general, and influential West Michigan women in particular? Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® shared her insights in the December 2019 issue of “West Michigan Woman.” Describing potential challenges and opportunities for the year ahead, Anastasia said, “While no one has a crystal ball to help predict the future, understanding where we are now helps to bring comfort on what to expect moving forward.”

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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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Anastasia Wiese Discusses How Asset Location is Important to Portfolio Growth in a Recent GRBJ Article

Looking to Lower Your Taxes? Learn About Asset Location from Anastasia Wiese

Most investors already know: You only get to keep your after-tax investment returns. Far fewer investors know about asset location, an important technique for investing as tax-efficiently as possible. In an August 31 Grand Rapids Business Journal column, Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® explained how asset location helps minimize the impact taxes have on your investment portfolio.

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Anastasia Wiese Shares 3 Free Money Management Tools on WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side”

Anastasia Wiese Shares 3 Free Money Management Tools on WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side”
With the theme, you’re never too young or too old to discover new ways to manage your money, WZZM-TV’s “13 on Your Side” host Sarah Makuta invited Anastasia Wiese, JD, CFP® to share three free tools people can use to plan for their financial independence. Read on, to discover Anastasia’s top picks for all the stages of your financial journey.

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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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