Divorce in a Changing Landscape

Divorce in a Changing Landscape

Perhaps one of the most interesting shifts in societal norms in the US has been the growing acceptance of divorce. This has happened because of economic empowerment, growing tolerance of divorce within organized religions and changes in social norms. It was not until...
It was 90 Years Ago Today…

It was 90 Years Ago Today…

Very few among us remember what happened on this day in 1929. It was “Black Tuesday”, and the stock market dropped by 12% that day. The stock market’s slide had begun a few days earlier on October 24, but it accelerated until the “crash” on the 29th. The stock market...
Zero Commissions

Zero Commissions

Over the past few weeks, the largest custodians in the country announced that they’re reducing the commissions they charge for the trading of stocks and ETFs to zero. Charles, Schwab, Springwater’s custodian and the nation’s largest, got things started on October 1,...
Misaligned Values

Misaligned Values

From time to time, prospective clients reach out to us because they’ve grown dissatisfied with their current investment advisor or money manager. This can be because they don’t agree with the advisor’s investment management approach (more on this below), the manager...
Student Loan Debt and the Tax Bomb

Student Loan Debt and the Tax Bomb

Last week we shared with you some of the frightening statistics about student loan debt in this country. Today, Americans owe a combined $1.4 trillion dollars on their student loans. Many of these borrowers are counting on some form of loan forgiveness to help them....