Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Feb 01, 2016
There are many reasons why people accumulate personal debt, and home purchase and improvement decisions are usually at the top of the list. In addition, there are many unique advantages available to homeowners that generally make such debt...
Posted: Jan 31, 2016
It has been almost seven years since the world’s economy and markets reached their global financial crisis lows. Since then, domestic stock and bond markets have recovered strongly but the economic cycle has been slow to progress, and the...
Posted: Jan 27, 2016
Webster’s defines risk as “the possibility of loss or injury” and while this is true, risk — in the investment world at least — also means opportunity. In the simplest of terms, without risk, there is no reward....
Posted: Jan 25, 2016
Many families hold philanthropy as an important family value and strive to find ways to give efficiently, perhaps accomplishing additional objectives in the process.  Investors, having lived with low interest rates for many years, are...
Posted: Jan 21, 2016
Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Signed into Law   Very rarely big changes sweep the landscape of financial planning but when they do taxpayers are sometimes awarded significant benefit from the change. On December 18,...
Posted: Jan 04, 2016
Many couples going through divorce are opting to pursue a settlement process through mediation. Mediation can reduce the overall cost and the emotional trauma experienced in a more traditional dissolution process in which spouses are separately...
Posted: Dec 22, 2015
There’s no denying it now - the holiday season is in full swing. And for many, the holiday season means travel – to visit family or to take a long-planned vacation while the kids are out of school – and we hope your travel goes...
Posted: Nov 04, 2015
When Congress and President Obama struck a budget deal last week, political and market observers alike cheered as years of partisan gridlock seemingly came to an end, if only briefly.  Those who probably aren’t cheering as much? The...
Posted: Oct 30, 2015
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson   If the markets were a boxing match, then last quarter’s pummeling would have been met with calls for the referee to intervene.  ...
Posted: Oct 29, 2015
Tragically, developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can rob families of the joy of the golden years. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s...

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