Why We Invest in Emerging Markets

Since the Great Recession of 2007-09, US stocks have significantly outperformed those of developed international markets as well as those of emerging markets. Looking back on a decade of under-performance, some investors may be questioning why they should invest in...

Is it Time to Bail on the Oregon 529 Plan?

In a recent blog post, we outlined how 529 education savings plans work, and why they can be such an attractive tool for saving for education expenses. If you own or contribute to an account with the Oregon College Savings Plan, you probably realize that the...

Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

If there are children in your life you plan to help pay for college, you have probably heard about 529 college savings plans. While there are other ways to save for the payment of education costs, the 529 plan is the most attractive. Let’s review why. The 529 plan...