After a negative first quarter highlighted by an early year correction, U.S. stocks pushed into positive territory as foreign policy and international trade initiatives garnered momentum. In April, a coalition of U.S., British and French forces launched airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad in response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. In May, the U.S. exited the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and reinstated economic sanctions on Iran.
An endowment is a hallmark of financial longevity and an important component of any nonprofit’s long-term strategy. It allows nonprofit board members, administrators and donors to build a reserve fund to further their organization’s mission and complement sometimes irregular annual gifts and donations.
After going through a major life event like divorce, it may be challenging to get your bearings at first, especially in the money department. However, with proper planning and execution, you can start a new financial life and discover what works for you post-divorce. Here are some tips to help you take control of your finances and financial outlook.
You’ve graduated. Now what? The idea of life after college can be daunting, but also exciting! So many possibilities await you. It’s time to take everything you learned and put it to work (literally) and find a place where you can thrive and gain real-world knowledge while bringing home a steady paycheck. Once you have an income stream going, understanding how to manage the ebb and flow of it will be your next big task. The good news is that the rules for managing money are straightforward. Let’s learn to crush your money game.
Cash is the lifeblood of every organization, but for a nonprofit, this vital resource goes beyond the bottom-line. A lack of cash can interfere with an organization’s ability to achieve a social mission or deliver services to those in need. The weight of this responsibility falls to nonprofit leaders and boards and is challenging for many.
The Harris Financial team has put on their volunteer hats again on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This time, the project was to build picnic areas for the AltaSea program at the Port of Los Angeles.
There is one term that you absolutely need to know when working with a financial advisor—“fiduciary." It's one of the most important words out there within the context of financial advice and right at the top with other "sacred" investment tenets like diversification, the law of compounding and investing for the long-term. Unfortunately, many investors don't understand it well enough, putting their financial well-being at risk. That shouldn't be you. Here's what you need to know about what it means to be a fiduciary.
Choosing a financial advisor to help you achieve your financial goals is a big decision. Selecting the right person for the job will impact the experience and success of your journey and will depend on your personal preferences, situation and the financial destination you have in mind. There are also unique things that women investors need to be mindful of while searching for an advisor. Here are five tips to help jump-start the search process.
With the 1st quarter of 2018 in the books, nostalgia for the calm of 2017 is palpable. As you recall, major asset classes finished in positive
territory for the year, and financial markets proved to be relatively immune to negative headlines. Thus far, 2018 has exhibited an entirely
new temperament with volatility more in line with historical levels. Fears over interest rates, inflation, tariffs and trade wars have offered
perplexing juxtapositions to positive economic reports, tax cuts and government spending - all of which have contributed to financial
markets seesawing forcibly at times.
A good retirement plan gives you a snapshot of your current situation along with multiple “what-if” future scenarios. Your plan is not complete until you factor in the great unknown – the future cost of a long-term care event for you or a loved one.