Is AARP Correct?

by Bill Parrott on

According to an article published by AARP, almost half of Americans fear running out of money in retirement.[1] A challenging part for people entering retirement is to determine how much income is needed to last a lifetime. You don’t want to run out of money at 83 if you’re going to live to age 90. ...

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and what a year it’s been. The S&P 500 is up more than 25%, and unemployment is near historic lows. It’s been a great year to make some money and do some good.

As we approach the end of the year, here are fifteen tips you can incorporate today.

  1. Contrib...

The Baylor Bears are enjoying an excellent football season. They currently rank 9th in the polls after trouncing The University of Texas. With a record of 10-1, they’re headed to the Big 12 Championship Game for the first time in school history for a rematch against Oklahoma. Hopefully, they’ll be...

My Uber driver was from Afghanistan. He moved to the United States with his wife and two young children to escape the atrocities and horrors of his former country. He was an animated character.

On my drive from the airport to my hotel, I learned much about this gentleman. He is attending school to...

The stock market is soaring this year with index returns topping 20 percent. The NASDAQ, S&P 500, and Dow Jones have risen 27.3%, 23%, and 18.4%, respectively. It’s a good year to own stocks despite Brexit, The Trade War, and the Boeing disasters.

Are you earning 20 percent? If so, congratulations...

You’re Hired!

by Bill Parrott on

While working at Morgan Stanley, I hired scores of individuals for the firm’s financial advisor training program. Directly or indirectly, I talked to hundreds of individuals about our firm. To hire hundreds, I reviewed thousands of resumes.

Finding individuals to work at Morgan Stanley was not...

The Giving Season

by Bill Parrott on

November is the beginning of the giving season. From now until the end of the year, charities and non-profits will receive much-needed dollars to help fund their mission. For several organizations, the money they receive in the next few weeks will subsidize most of their annual budget. Individuals...

Can You Endure?

by Bill Parrott on

Webster dictionary defines endurance as the “ability to withstand hardship or adversity, especially the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity.” The ability to endure trials and tribulations is vital if you want to experience victory. We learn and grow through adversity.

Loyal...

The Washington Nationals are going to the World Series for the first time in their history. The Nationals moved to Washington DC in 2005 from Montreal where they were the first major league baseball team in Canada. The Expos played in Montreal from 1969 to 2004. The combined franchise has had some...

To 403(b) or not to 403(b)?

by Bill Parrott on

Teachers and non-profit professionals do remarkable work. They prefer to work for a cause rather than a paycheck. The hours are long, but the impact they have on others is significant. I still remember the influence my 4th-grade teacher had on my life.

My mom, grandmother, aunts, sister, and wife...

The Five Best Mutual Funds!

by Bill Parrott on

Stocks are soaring and nearing all-time highs. As they continue to climb a wall of worry, they’re leaving nervous investors stranded on the sidelines. I started thinking about the historical performance of the stock market and wondered why investors don’t buy the best performing funds?

After a...