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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.

May 12, 2016

Which Investor Personality Best Describes You?

This article was originally published on investopedia.com According to many studies, our different personality traits and preferences, along with a range of emotional and mental behavioral biases, have a strong impact on the way we invest. This is commonly referred to as behavioral finance. As part of a two-part series on Behavioral Finance, we will […]
April 4, 2016
Is your Retirement Advisor a Fiduciary?

Is Your Retirement Advisor a Fiduciary?

Do you want a financial professional who is opposed to financial transparency managing your money? The upcoming and long anticipated proposed rules by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) exposes that very debate, as it seeks to eliminate the ability of financial advisors to profit by selling retirement account products to investors without being held to […]
November 18, 2015

How Diversified is your Diversification?

In November yet another firm fell victim to the growing Valeant fallout as Tiger Ratan Capital Fund LP fell 33% over the past three months, wiping out gains for 2015. Those losses stemmed from the fact that Valeant accounted for 20% of TRC’s U.S. holdings. But they weren’t alone. Many well-respected funds, including the mighty Sequoia […]
April 4, 2015

Navigating the Stock Market: Tips for Millennials

Navigating the stock market can be daunting for anyone, especially if you’re new to investing. Between struggling to pay off student loans, finding jobs in a difficult market, and setting goals for financial independence in a stressed market environment, it’s been a daunting few years in general for many Millennials, who may have put off […]
March 16, 2015
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Financial Planning for Millennials: Overcoming the Fear Factor

What do you think of when you think of Millennials? The media loves to paint Millennials as “adventurous”, “risk takers,” and “thrill seekers.” But, surprisingly, when it comes to financial planning for Millennials, their behavior is anything but risky. In fact, there is evidence that, while emotions and biases play a large part in Millennials’ investment […]
February 10, 2015

5 Things Investors Get Wrong

Humans have a tendency to behave irrationally when it comes to money. Here are the five things investors get wrong that can harm their returns. Believing They Will Beat the Market Study after study shows that investors, including professionals, continually under perform the S&P. In their most recent SPIVA (S&P Indices vs. Active) report, released […]
January 12, 2015

5 Big Picture Things Many Investors Don’t Do

These simple strategies can make a big impact on your long term portfolio. Investing and finances can be overwhelming and confusing. Having so many options available, how is an investor to choose which direction to go. For those who seek to understand, it can become paralysis by analysis, where the more you study, the more […]
November 17, 2014

Mitigating Your Investment Volatility

Volatile markets can be unsettling. You work hard for your money and even losing money on paper, to market fluctuations, can make you want to put all your cash under the mattress. In reality most investments will have volatility. Fixed rate products like CD’s may not have volatility, but will have their own risk of […]
August 25, 2014

Behavioral Investing: Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus!

While no person falls neatly into statistical averages, as humans, we are all emotional beings and subject to all different kinds of behavioral biases when it comes to investing. There are three major ways in which men and women differ when it comes to behavioral investing. Investment Goals and Strategies: According to the Wall Street […]
August 5, 2014

YOLO (You Only Live Once) So You Need A Retirement Goal

When you read through blogs or scroll through hashtags and memes on social media, there is a recurrent theme among millennials regarding the live-for-today sentiment. Whether it’s the acronym, #YOLO (You only live once) or the older, maybe not-so-cool phrase, ‘Carpe Diem,’ we are constantly reminded that we should stop worrying about the future and […]