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What are your Portfolio Performance Expectations?

In the story of Alice in Wonderland, Alice arrives at a fork in the road and wonders aloud which road to take. A smiling Cheshire Cat appears and asks her what her destination is, to which she replies, “I don’t know.” The toothy cat then proffers the only possible response, “Well, then it doesn’t matter.”

The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

Until recently, many retirees have been able to rely upon the three-legged stool of retirement income sources: A defined benefit pension plan that guarantees a lifetime income, their own savings, and Social Security.

Five Things You Should Expect From Your Financial Advisor

In the realm of investment advice, value is defined by what you receive from your advisory relationship that meets or exceeds your expectations.

Our Biggest Financial Challenges are often Self-Inflicted

In many respects, people can be their own worst enemies in their quest for financial security. When you consider that our lives are nothing more than a culmination of the decisions we make each day, if we tend to make more bad decisions than good decisions, or worse, if we can’t make decisions at all, it’s should be no surprise when financial security  remains elusive.

Understanding Your True Risk Tolerance is Vital to Portfolio Performance

As anyone would have expected, the extraordinary convergence of extreme stock market volatility, low interest rates, declining home values, diminished retirement savings accounts, and chronic economic sluggishness has taken a severe toll on the American psyche. For many investors, it may have forever altered the way in which risk is perceived and managed.

Determining Your Risk Tolerance

In Search of the Right Financial Advisor

The challenge for most people today is finding the right financial advisor. The sheer number of financial professionals holding themselves out as “financial advisors,” makes it a daunting task at best. It is easier if you know what to look for, but that requires an acute sense of what exactly you want from an advisory relationship.

Estate Planning 101

How to Create Order out of Chaos with Your Financial Records

It should not take the filing of a tax return or a death in the family to finally create order out of paper chaos so you are not forced to scramble in those critical circumstances. The chances of making costly errors are too great not to take some very simple, albeit essential, measures to get and stay organized all year long.

Saving Money Versus Paying Off Debt

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This information is intended for use only by residents of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Texas. Securities-related services may not be provided to individuals residing in any state not listed above. Insurance-related services may not be provided to individuals residing in any states other than Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas,and Mississippi,

Alan Stephenson is an Investment Advisory Representative offering Securities and Advisory Services through United Planners Financial Services, Member: FINRA, SIPC. Stephenson Financial & United Planners are not affilliated companies

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