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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.

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 […]
March 29, 2016
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Don’t Expect to Win With Actively Managed Funds

This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com Trying to pick individual stocks is a losing game, and this doesn’t just apply to individual investors. It’s also true for professionally run, actively managed mutual funds. Actively managed funds are tasked with picking a collection of stocks and bonds that will outperform market indices, or benchmarks, such as […]
February 15, 2016

When A Storm Hits Are Investors Still Gluten-Free?

More snow coming? Get ready for Instagrams and TV reports about empty bread shelves! Here’s one from my local store before the blizzard a couple of weeks ago: No matter how many people have resolved to stick to a gluten-free diet, that gluten seems much more appealing when a storm is on the horizon and […]
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 […]
March 23, 2015

Discussing Personal Finance is Difficult for Many – but Critical

Money can be a difficult subject for any of us to talk about, although it seems to be particularly challenging, statistically, for women. According to a recent study released by Fidelity, 80% of women surveyed said that they had refrained from discussing financial issues with friends or family, despite the fact that over 92% of […]
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 […]