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Sherman Wealth Management provides you with relevant financial planning information to give you the resources you need to make informed choices. Read through our posts below and contact us to set up a free call for more information on creating a custom financial plan.

September 29, 2017

How Will The Proposed Tax-Plan Affect You?

On Wednesday, the Trump Administration released their nine-page tax plan titled “United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  That’s a mouthful.  The full text of the plan can be found here.  So how will the proposed tax-plan affect you? The reviews are in, and they suggest that while the plan is considered “finalized,” there is […]
September 25, 2017

Sinking

Imagine this: you are in a car and it is sinking. You try pulling on the door handles but they won’t open because the pressure on the outside of the car is much greater than the pressure inside the car.  What do you do?  More likely than not, you are now panicking and you can’t […]
September 12, 2017

I’m New Here

Our summer intern turned part-time associate Dan McKenna wrote a great piece about his experience being new to the biz that I thought was worth sharing. ___________________________________________________ I’m new here.   The best word I can think of for explaining the experience of being a freshly-graduated analyst entering this market is… baffling.  Every week I […]
September 8, 2017

Equifax Data Breach

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that hackers had gained access to some of the systems of Equifax Inc., one of the largest three credit reporting companies, potentially compromising the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers.  The systems they gained access to contained customers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses.  These four […]
September 6, 2017

Real Life Financial Planning

This past weekend my family has made the move into a new home, which needless to say, has been a chaotic process.  It really got me thinking, though, about real estate/home ownership and how it fits into client portfolios and their financial plans. The mantra of the middle class is buy a home.  But is […]
August 10, 2017

A True Measure of Uncompromised Advice

Do you remember the scene from the movie Matilda when Harry (Danny DeVito) shows his son his dodgy-car salesmanship? While highly over exaggerated in the film for the sake of comedy, it is true that whenever you buy something from a salesman, you should ask… what’s in it for them?  It’s safe to say that […]
August 1, 2017

Why Utilize a Financial Advisor?

Personal finance.  Don’t underestimate the adjective. In today’s world, the rise of “robo advisors” have led some to (incorrectly) conclude that managing investment portfolios is simple.  As far as they are concerned, as long as you have a software program, you’re set.  Within minutes, a computer system can analyze your risk tolerance, determine the best […]
July 7, 2017
financial well being

Is Financial Well Being the Key to Emotional Well Being?

When you think of your financial advisor or financial plan, how do you feel? Gratified? Anxious? Indifferent? How much would you say your advisor has contributed to your sense of emotional and financial well being? Most of us probably don’t ask ourselves those questions and yet, according to a 2016 Morningstar study, When More Is […]
June 26, 2017
Measuring value

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth in Financial Advice?

Recent news about a new fiduciary rule has left many folks more confused than ever about fee structures, and concerned about whether they’re getting the best value from their financial advisor’s fees or their brokerage firm’s fee structure. According to a recent podcast from the Wall Street Journal, it’s not only how much you pay […]
June 12, 2017
Money Lessons for Kids

7 Fun Money Lessons to Teach Your Kids this Summer

Summer is a great time for kids to catch fireflies, perfect their backstrokes, daydream, and learn some great lessons about money and financial literacy. Sound like a hard idea to sell to kids in vacation mode? Not if you make it a rewarding part of summer fun. Here are some tips to incorporate smart money […]