Are You Lost in the Cloud?

Contributed by: Lewis J. Walker, CFP® Before Al Gore invented the Internet,  data was kept on paper, in notebooks and folders, and in file drawers. Now, increasingly, data is in digital form on  a server or in the cloud. Remembering user names, passwords, and PIN numbers are the bane of the digital age. The old…

Why Simple Isn’t Simple

Contributed by: Lewis J. Walker, CFP® A popular investment magazine offered a number of age related planning tips. In general the advice made sense, but some of it was deficient in its simplicities. While not naming the magazine to protect the well-meaning, some thoughts. One point was that peak earnings years occur somewhere around age…

Politics and the Markets

Contributed by Lewis J. Walker, CFP®    The Republican and Democratic conventions are over.  The combatants are confirmed. Get ready for an ugly fall. The campaigns may be interesting, but they won’t be pretty. How do politics impact the stock market? Theories, opinions, and forecasts based on history should be regarded as entertainment, not action…