Since the financial crisis in 2008, total global debt levels have swollen to new heights. According to The Institute of International Finance, global debt has grown from $172 trillion in December of 2008 to $243 trillion in December of 2018. However, these trillions of dollars only tell part of the story.
3 Strategies for Funding Education
Beth McRae Mayfield August 26, 2019
Are you planning to support the next generation’s education? If you have adult children, it’s natural to want to help them financially. Here's some tactics that can help you maximize your contribution.
Four Common Questions Investors Have About Our Economic Outlook
Dave Donabedian, CFA August 21, 2019
Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian fields questions about recent economic developments, including the inverted yield curve and the trade war with China.
3 Reasons Why Delaware May be the Best Jurisdiction for You
Halsey Schreier August 20, 2019
Wondering which out-of-state trust jurisdiction to choose? Delaware offers certain benefits over other states.
5 Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Trust Litigation—And How to Avoid Them
Kimberly Dwan Bernatz August 15, 2019
Choosing the right successor trustee is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With proper communication, education and documentation, it’s possible to avoid many of the mistakes that often cause trust beneficiaries to seek legal intervention.
Managing the Stages of Cognitive Decline
Dianne Savastano August 14, 2019
What can you do if you notice an aging relative start to show indications of diminishing mental capacity? The key is to acknowledge your concerns and take action.
3 Reasons Why a Delaware Trust May Be Ideal for Your Business Interest
Halsey Schreier August 13, 2019
When it comes to transferring your business interest to a trust, choosing the state of Delaware can offer you benefits like reduced taxes, more control and increased flexibility.
5 Lifetime Gift Strategies for You and Your Family to Consider
Cathy Schnaubelt August 08, 2019
When planning for the transfer of your wealth, the options available to you and your family can at times feel overwhelming. How do you choose the solution that best fits your circumstances and your family’s needs?
5 Reasons You Should Consider Delaware Law for Your Trust
Halsey Schreier August 06, 2019
When creating a trust, there are many factors that you may want to consider, and choosing a jurisdiction is among the critical first steps.
2 Reasons to Consider a Dynasty Trust
Cathy Schnaubelt August 01, 2019
When transferring wealth to the next generation, many families prefer to make gifts to younger family members in trust rather than gifting the assets outright. Gifting assets to a trust has many advantages.
FOMC lowers rates by 0.25%
Gary Pzegeo, CFA July 31, 2019
The Fed delivered the rate cut markets have been expecting, but may have disappointed those calling for a more aggressive approach to stubbornly low inflation and deteriorating global economic conditions.
The Role of Fixed Income in a Diversified Portfolio
Randy Joseph July 30, 2019
As humans, our vast collection of behavioral biases and emotions often causes us to make decisions that aren’t in our best interest. When left to our own devices, we often make investment decisions that work against us, not for us.
International Update: Nonlinear Second Quarter
Dan Delany July 29, 2019
After a strong and relatively linear performance in the first quarter 2019, global stock markets finished the second quarter, once again, higher. That said, performance in the quarter was anything but linear.
Understanding the Impact of Volatility on Equity Investments
Randy Joseph July 16, 2019
If you’re a long-term investor—that is, your investment horizon is ten years or longer—equities are likely to play a meaningful role in helping you achieve your financial goals. To prepare, it’s important to understand what volatility is, the difference between short-term and long-term volatility, and whether it’s a risk that should concern you.
Moving Forward After a Loss
Cathy Schnaubelt July 11, 2019
No one wants to think about loss, least of all the financial complexities that come with it. Fortunately, with the proper preparation and resources, navigating the future can be less stressful, especially knowing that you don’t have to go it alone.