Financial Insights & Things to Think About

Common Estate Planning Myths

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jan 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Our expert shares tips for the best practices to plan your estate. During the holiday season, it's a good time to visit with friends and family and reflect on your values and desires for managing and disposing of your assets after your lifetime. While thinking about legacy planning can be unplea...

Recession? Yes, No, Maybe So?

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Oct 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

I've always found it quite remarkable that large groups of highly credentialed leading economists can disagree so vehemently on the state of the economy and the market outlook. The latest debate is whether we are in a recession. I will gently remind you that the economy and the market are two dif...

People Solve Problems

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Oct 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

When I was a young planner experiencing my first bout of market volatility, my wise mentor reminded me that people solve problems. Those three simple words have shaped how I view investing. Even during what feels like the most challenging or hopeless situations, I remind myself often of these th...

Flowers Bloom After Stormy Days

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Oct 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

As investors this year, we have experienced no shortage of market volatility. Markets don't go straight up forever, and volatility is a normal and expected part of investing. It's the cost we pay for the opportunity for higher returns over time. Due to persistent inflation and the Fed continuing...

CNBC: GameStop trading frenzy

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Feb 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

A great article about staying the course in the stock market. Thank you Carmen Reinicke for including my perspective. Save the bumpy rides for jet skiing and the thrills for the amusement park! Why you should stay the course in the stock market, even amid the GameStop trading frenzy https://www....

MSN MONEY: 38 ways to avoid lifestyle inflation

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jan 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

msn money powered by Microsoft News MSN MONEY: 38 ways to avoid lifestyle inflation Jeanine Skowronski 1/11/2021 https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/38-ways-to-avoid-lifestyle-creep/ss-BB1cEib1?ocid=anaheim-ntp-feeds#image=12 photo © garyphoto istock 1. Stop lifestyle creep before it...

CNBC: How did you do on financial goals for 2020?

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jan 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here's what to do for a better 2021 PUBLISHED TUE, DEC 15 2020•12:50 PM EST Carmen Reinicke @CSREINICK “Year-end provides a perfect opportunity for us as humans to take a sort of a psychological pause for a moment and say, ‘Okay, let's exhale, pause, and look at where we started this year, wher...

MARKETWATCH: Help Me Retire

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jan 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alessandra Malito Thanks for including me in your article! – Nicole Last Updated: Dec. 26, 2020 at 3:55 p.m. ET First Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 1:20 p.m. ET By Alessandra Malito Help Me Retire: I'm 60, my wife thinks ‘money is for spending,' I just lost my job and plan to retire — how can we av...

Top 10 year-end planning opportunities

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Nov 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

While now is not the time to make wholesale changes to your portfolio, consider year-end planning strategies given the unique opportunities and new legislation taking effect this year. If this list seems overwhelming, start at the top and evaluate each option one at a time.  Put a check next to ...

Social media is here to stay!

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Nov 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

How To Leverage Social Media to Build Your Financial Planning Business. Hosted by: Brittney Castro, CFP®, AAMS®, CRPC® and Founder & CEO of Financially Wise Inc. This Special Event was presented by FPA of Michigan Women & Finance Committee. As Women & Finance Knowledge Circle Committee Co-Chair,...

Herd Mentality

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jul 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing, we humans can't help but get in our own way. In fact, the very traits that have allowed us to survive and thrive as a species can make us bad investors. Let's discuss how following the herd might be detrimental to financial freedom. Imagine we are in a crowded auditor...

Mental Accounting

Posted by Nicole Gopoian Wirick | Jul 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to investing, we humans can't help but get in our own way. In fact, the very traits that have allowed us to survive and thrive as a species can make us bad investors. Let's discuss how mental accounting might be detrimental to financial freedom. Our brains are pattern making mac...

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