Beginning in early spring, our families made the mutual decision to practice social distancing until there was a cure or a safe vaccine for COVID-19. It is a personal choice we arrived at together, but it has been difficult for the children to understand why they can no longer see their beloved grandparents in our home on a regular basis. It was time to depend on technology and a little bit of creativity, and it’s worked out pretty well for us. I thought I’d share some of my ideas and hope they inspire you.
A historic pandemic precipitated historic economic implications both in the U.S. and around the world. It is safe to say 2020 has been one for the record books, and it is only half over! Uncertain times like the environment we currently face breed stock market volatility, and so it is no surprise that we have seen some of the wildest swings in stock prices this year.
If I had predicted in early April that just three months later, stocks would have rebounded and recouped most of their losses, you would have laughed at me. Yet, here we are. During the second quarter, there was a complete turnaround in sentiment, reflecting rising optimism for a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus and a nascent economic recovery.
COVID-19 has disrupted many businesses in recent months, which may have resulted in unexpected revenue loss and supply chain issues. If you own a company, you may be wondering whether business interruption insurance can help you recover from loss, either now or in the future.
Your employer’s traditional 401(k) plan and deferred comp plan may look similar. They may be visible from the same website and they may appear to have the same investments, but they are different in one very critical way. The deferred comp plan is not protected if your employer goes bankrupt, while the 401(k) plan is protected. With the recent downturn in the markets and volatility likely to continue, it’s important that you understand the differences between the two types of employer plans and review if any adjustments need to be made to your participation or allocation strategy.
Many of us have been self-isolating now for nearly two months. Some of us are feeling the desire to maximize this time to devote to projects that will yield long-term benefits. What can you do to take advantage of this time? Are there some projects that are both easy and productive?Here are a few projects that may be interesting to you. We’ve come up with few ideas to help you share information, memories and stories with those you love for future generations, as well as get organized for the unforeseen.
Modera's Mindy Cleaveland shares her answer to the question of how to check on the status of your economic impact payment.
Modera’s own Chief Investment Officer, George Padula writes about constructing a retirement portfolio to help you sleep better at night, in this article published on TheStreet.com
Modera and our CEO, Tom Orecchio (a Lafayette college alum) are proud to have sponsored the participation of 51 Lafayette College students in a Finance Immersion Bootcamp from "Training The Street". During this 2-day bootcamp,
As financial advisors to many medical professionals, Modera has found that, when it comes to their finances, dentists have very specific needs. Here we address the three typical financial stages of a dental career and explain how a relationship with a Modera adviser can help to secure your financial wellbeing.