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Financial Planning Information

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.

August 26, 2016
Financial Knowlege

The Importance of Personal Finance Knowledge

For years, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has tracked American personal finance knowledge through a survey about saving habits and basic financial principles. FINRA recently released the results of its 2015 survey, which includes the fact that only 37% of those who took the survey could answer four of the five questions on a […]
August 3, 2016
Fear of Investing

Fear Keeps Millennials on Investing Sidelines

Millennials are nervous about investing. Recent surveys have shown that 70% of millennials keep their savings in cash rather than invest it in the stock market. But by not investing early on, these people in their 20s and early 30s miss out on the key advantage they have at a young age: time. Because your investment […]
June 1, 2016
financial planning for Millennials

Where Millennials Can Turn for Financial Advice

We live in a fascinating time. The biggest wealth transfer in history is beginning, as Millennials will soon become the wealth bearing demographic in this county.  Not surprisingly, as we pointed out in a recent blog post, personal finance is a huge issue for many Millennials. But where can a Millennial turn for advice? Goals, […]
September 24, 2015

My Response To a Millennial’s Open Letter To CNBC

After the markets took an incredibly volatile ride on August 24th, zerohedge.com published this letter to CNBC from a millennial named Ryan, who wrote: “I’ve dipped my toes in the stock market this past year but after today’s action, I have to say I’m done. Forever. Gone. Don’t count on another dime of mine in the […]
May 12, 2015

10 Important Things To Discuss Before Marriage

10 Things to Discuss Before the Big Day You are excited, in love, and planning the wedding of your dreams. Probably the only money questions on your mind are the down payments for the caterers and the florists! Yet – whether your wedding reflects a minimalist sensibility or is a no-holds-barred extravaganza – it’s better […]
April 21, 2015

Should You Start to Save… or Pay Down Debt?

Millennials have an entrepreneurial spirit and tend to have a lot on their plates. Being able to juggle several balls in the air and multi-task is par for the course for this generation. So why do Millennials often struggle with how to prioritize between saving for the future and paying down debt? Many Millennials still […]
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
financial planning for Millennials

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 […]
March 2, 2015

Having the Money Conversation

Millennials have a tremendous advantage over their Baby Boomer parents because they are comfortable talking about money. Having grown up with social media and the internet, this generation is not as private as their parents and grandparents are, especially about subjects like money and finance. The advantage is that open conversations can reduce fears and […]
July 29, 2014

Millennials: The Fiscally Conservative Generation

As the Millennial Generation continues to get more work experience under their belt, statistics from a UBS Wealth Management survey show that this generation is the most fiscally conservative generation since the Great Depression. With most recent generations, the advice that has served them best is to invest their money. With this generation, more and […]