How To Be A Loser… (AKA Why Trying To Time The Market Is A Loser’s Game)

How To Be A Loser… (AKA Why Trying To Time The Market Is A Loser’s Game)

Have you heard stories from a friend about how they made some big bucks by buying a stock at the right time? Or how someone saved their ass by getting out of the stock market before a big drop? Have you ever read an article or seen a TV title like “10 Hottest Stocks...
The Differences Between Hourly and Flat Fee Financial Planning

The Differences Between Hourly and Flat Fee Financial Planning

One of the many reasons I launched Empowering Finance was to challenge all of the industry norms that I was told were the only way to “make it/be successful” in the wild world of finance. One of these industry norms is how a majority of RIA (registered investment...
WTH is a Roth IRA conversion and does it make sense for you?

WTH is a Roth IRA conversion and does it make sense for you?

What is a Roth IRA conversion? A Roth IRA conversion is a strategy to help you save money on taxes (if done correctly) in the long run. A conversion moves pre-tax dollars from your retirement accounts such as a 401(k) or IRA into a Roth IRA. The amount that you...
Finding the Right Financial Planner for You: Fiduciary, Fees, and Focus

Finding the Right Financial Planner for You: Fiduciary, Fees, and Focus

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are 275,200 financial advisors across the United States. How are you supposed to find one that values integrity, works in your best interest, and works holistically to help you with more than just your...
Financial Planning for the LGBTQIA+ Community During Uncertain Legal Times

Financial Planning for the LGBTQIA+ Community During Uncertain Legal Times

I remember exactly where I was and how I felt on June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court delivered their ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry”. Joy, freedom, happiness, and so many more emotions coursed through...