Wealth Architects | September 28, 2023
We sat down with Chief of Staff Clegg Hubbell to ask him about his approach to the Wealth Architects Learning & Development (L&D) program he has been leading and how it benefits our clients, partners and associates.
Adam Salas | August 7, 2023
Over the last several months, we’ve received an outpouring of questions from clients about recent economic events and current market volatility. In a time of inflation, increasing interest rates, bank runs, geopolitics, layoffs and the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, it’s only natural to have financial concerns and emotional unease.
Mark Gordon | August 2, 2023
Last quarter treated investors to continuing strong equity returns. Global equites rose over 6% and are now up nearly 14% as of the end of June. Domestic equities saw particularly strong gains: nearly 9% for the second quarter. Global bond markets held their value: US bonds were down less than 1% and foreign bonds were up less than 1%.
Iris Nguyen JD | July 10, 2023
Whether you or your partner are ill, approaching end-of-life, or just want to be prepared in advance, this high-level list will help you start putting plans in place to ensure your wishes are met and your loved ones are supported in the event of a death.
Mark Gordon | May 22, 2023
Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen daily stories about the United States’ “debt ceiling” and whether the US might default on its debt. We’ve been working on a debt-ceiling explainer, but a recent conversation with a client has changed our focus.
Mark Gordon | April 25, 2023
Last quarter we reviewed 2022 equity returns. Although most equity indices went down last year, we saw that diversifying stock portfolios by adding small and value stocks likely helped blunt the bear market blow.¹ Today we’d like to follow up by reviewing bond returns of 2022. But first, a quick look at the capital-market returns from this past quarter.
Jacky Lares | April 21, 2023
The death of a loved one is a subject many of us avoid thinking about until we must. But however unpalatable it may feel to get you and your life partner’s affairs in order now, prior to an unexpected death or terminal illness, it becomes significantly more difficult after the fact. By preparing in advance, you and your partner are doing the ultimate favor for your future selves. You are offering each other some relief and an improved state of mind during what will likely be a painful and overwhelming time.
Pat Phillips | March 16, 2023
1. Put in place an advance health care directive (AHCD) when you reach the age of majority For any adult experiencing a medical crisis or even non-critical need, not having an advance health care directive in place could cause stressful, nightmarish issues for the patient and their loved ones. Due to the HIPAA Privacy Rule,