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Olympic Moments in Life

At Pathfinder Wealth Consulting, our deepest passion is being your trusted team, guiding you and your family through the good times and the bad, both the Olympic moments and the heartache that unavoidably comes with life. 

Do You Have Enough Change for Retirement?

It is highly improbable to believe you will maintain the same vision for your future over the next several decades. Preferences change, personalities evolve, and experiences shape the course of our lives. We learn more about ourselves every day.  

Inflation: Why You Shouldn’t Be Concerned, Yet.

The silent killer. The redheaded stepchild of economists. Inflation has become a big topic in the financial media recently, as it typically does during periods of government stimulus and spending. However, inflation hasn’t been a real risk for a very long time – even decades – so why is it coming into the conversation now?

Aligning Your Investments with Your Heart

We know it feels good to align purchases with causes that are meaningful. Supporting farm to table restaurants, local artists, and “small” businesses are all ways we can make an impact in our community.

But what if you could do the same with your investments?

The Art of Delayed Gratification

The lack of financial literacy is a real problem in our country. Personal finance is not a required course in most schools and there is very little emphasis on practical financial education of any kind, even though it is something everyone must deal with. In my opinion, one of the greatest issues when it comes to financial literacy, and the retirement unpreparedness crisis in our country, is the lack of delayed gratification. 

Financial Literacy Doesn’t Have to Be Rocket Science

In past generations, financial literacy was relatively simple. If you did not have the money in your pocket, you didn’t buy it. Purchasing on credit, extensive loans, and other financial products have all come about in more recent decades as consumer habits have changed. This means financial literacy has changed drastically as well.

Did 2020 Count? How to Keep Your Score in 2021

Most people are excited to see 2020 in the rearview mirror; we have experienced trials and tribulations that we never would have imagined at this time last year. But before we flip the last page on our calendars, it is important to reflect on where we have been and focus on where we may be going.

Smart Moves in a Volatile Market

The effects of the economy shutting down from a global pandemic sent the markets into a whirlwind as we entered 2020. The market was at an all-time high February 19th, quickly dropped to the bottom on March 23rd, and has been followed by swings of volatility. As volatility spiked, an unprecedented number of new investors (who were stuck at home) entered the market for the first time, purchasing individual stocks in hopes of getting rich quick. This was exacerbated by new mobile trading platforms that allow extremely low minimum investments.

Rollercoasters... Dangerous, or Just Scary?

The pandemic has brought to light new twists and turns in our daily life: some are scary and dangerous (a high-risk individual contracting COVID-19), and some are scary but not necessarily dangerous (juggling a career while homeschooling kids).  Distinguishing between what is fear-inducing and what is truly dangerous is important has real consequences for your financial life. 

Election Fears & Financial Freedom

In November, we cast our votes for the 2020 presidential election. As we get closer to the election, we receive an increase in questions and concerns about how the election outcome will affect the stock market, and ultimately, investment portfolios. Although 2020 has been an unprecedented year, this is a common trend every four years leading up to an election.