Fact vs. Fiction

Mark Kutzke By | On June 21, 2017

Following is the latest in the new Fact vs. Fiction series created as a way to present and debunk some of the most common financial myths. Fiction: I’m too young for financial planning. Fact: It’s never too early to start forming good financial habits. Creating a budget, paying down your debt, saving for big events […]

Fact vs. Fiction

Andy Lucking By | On June 8, 2017

Following is the latest in the new Fact vs. Fiction series created as a way to present and debunk some of the most common financial myths. Fiction: When I donate to my favorite charity, writing a check is the best gifting strategy. Fact: Before you make a charitable donation, consider the potential tax and legal […]

Market Update for the Month Ending May 31, 2017

The PKA Team By | On June 6, 2017

Positive month for markets as risks recede The three major U.S. stock indices did well in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished May with a 0.71-percent gain, and the S&P 500 Index rose 1.41 percent. Leading the pack was the Nasdaq, which was up 2.67 percent. Improving fundamentals drove gains. FactSet reported that, as […]

Fact vs. Fiction

Chris McKern By | On June 1, 2017

We understand that it can be tricky navigating the world of personal finance. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and it can be hard to know what to believe. This series was created by our broker/dealer, Commonwealth, as a way to present and debunk some of the most common financial myths. Fiction: If I inherit […]