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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.

April 4, 2017

8 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s and 30s

Your 20s and 30s are an exciting time. You’re starting to build the life you envision for yourself, or perhaps you’re still seeking out new experiences to learn more about yourself and your goals. These are years when we expect to learn and grow by exploring jobs and careers, cultural experiences, social experiences and other […]
March 24, 2017

A Rate Hike from the Fed Doesn’t Mean a Panic Hike for You

Last week the Federal Reserve raised its key short-term interest rate to a range between .75% and 1%, the first increase this year and the highest it has been since the Fed lowered rates in response to the financial crisis of 2008. Why does it matter? This rate determines the interest rate at which the […]
March 17, 2017
Divorce

Don’t let Financial Differences Lead to Divorce

Financial differences rank among the leading causes of divorce among couples, both young and old. The statistics are alarming, but perhaps not surprising. How we handle money is not usually a topic of that comes up while we are dating. As a result most couples don’t discuss financial compatibility before saying “I do”. When the […]
February 6, 2017
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Your Financial Plan Depends on More Than Your Age

Your Financial Plan We live in a time of great personal freedom when we have the opportunity to choose our own life goals and paths. While it’s true that very few 26-year-olds are likely to be retiring, you might be that lucky one who just sold an app to Facebook and is considering philanthropy. While […]
January 23, 2017
Fee-Only Financial Planning

Know the Difference between Fee-only vs. Fee-based Financial Advice?

Confused about the difference between Fee-Only Financial Planning and Fee-Based planning? You’re not alone. Financial planning jargon can be daunting when you’re just getting started. Understanding the difference between Fee-Only and Fee-Based, however, is important and could be the key to your long-term planning success. What is Fee-Only Financial Planning? Fee-Only financial planners are legally […]
January 9, 2017
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Should you “Inaugurate” a New Financial Plan on January 20th?

Time for a New Financial Plan? The market’s wild ride after the presidential election might have you wondering if a change in leadership should mean a change in your financial strategy. While no one can ever predict with certainty what will happen to the market – or even on Twitter these days – there are […]
December 9, 2016
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3 Ways to Make Budgeting a Success in the New Year

At the end of each year – and the beginning of the new one – most of us think about things we’d like to accomplish in the coming year. It’s a time we engage in self-reflection, ideas for self-improvement, and new – or ongoing – resolutions and goals. One of the most common resolutions is […]
November 28, 2016

The Problem with “Buy Low, Sell High” Advice

Of the many common sayings in the finance industry, the most popular is undoubtedly “buy low and sell high.” While it sounds simple enough, it’s actually significantly more complex than it seems. Not Following the Herd Buying low comes from an investment philosophy known as value investing. The basic concept of value investing is to […]
November 13, 2016
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403(b) Plans: The Flaws Teachers Should Know

It’s no secret that many teachers are underpaid, in spite of the vitally important work they do. I know first hand: my mother was a public school teacher and a single mom. While some teachers may have other assets and savings they can draw on, a great number of teachers will rely on the retirement […]
November 10, 2016
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Election Volatility Had You Spooked? Think of Your Goals

Were you keeping an anxious eye on your investment accounts leading up to last nights’ election? Are you relieved they seem to be climbing again? In spite of the plunge in the futures market last night as it became apparent that Donald Trump would beat favored Hillary Clinton to become America’s 45th President, much of […]