Volatility Works on the Upside too!

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We are fielding a lot of questions and hearing a lot of TV/internet commentary about how long it will take for stock markets to recover. The true answer to that question is no one knows for sure. Any commentator or newsletter writer that professes to have some crystal ball is just wrong.


Differentiating 2008 vs 2020

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Since late 2008, we have attempted to explain how different the Great Recession was from every other recession of our
lifetimes. The Coronavirus shock we are currently living through unfortunately helps tell this story.

In the run up to 2008, US consumers massively overspent on homes and in...

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

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This may be the time to put that adage to work!! We can fall prey to the incessant negativity around us:

  • Yes, the US bull market that started in early March of 2009 has come to an end. Did anyone truly expect that it was going to last forever?
  • Yes, the US economy is may post some bad numbers...

Foundations of Financial Planning: Cars

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Americans fascination with the automobile has a long history. Americans fascination with money also has a long history. Unfortunately, these two historical American affinities can collide in such a way as to jeopardize or weaken the financial future of individual Americans.

How are Your Retirement Income Sources Taxed?

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Planning for taxes when taking distributions can be as important as managing the retirement income sources themselves. The information below is a very basic discussion and is not meant as individual planning advice. Please schedule an appointment with our financial planning professionals to discuss a suitable tax management plan for using your retirement assets.

The Teaching Moment that is The Summer Job

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High school and college students are now working their summer jobs.

We all know the many positive lessons of a summer jobs: instilling a work ethic, the good feeling that comes from having earned money in your pocket and the sense of independence that grew as your bank account fattened up.


Our 3rd Annual Day at the Ballpark!

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Wealth Management Partners sponsored its 3rd annual Day at the Ballpark event for clients on Sunday June 10, 2018. We had a wonderful day at Regency Furniture Stadium with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs!

Attendance at this event doubled from last year! We were thrilled to host some many clients...

Social Security Basics

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The following information is from a True/False quiz about Social Security retirement benefits from Kiplingers. Below are the items that have consistently generated the highest levels of misconceptions during conversation with clients over the years. We have also noted some additional thoughts of our...