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The Nature of Risk

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | June 7, 2022

When you invest money, you are putting it at risk — all investments can lose money. The key is to gauge your risk, and to not put more money at…

The Financial Stress Toll (of Late)

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | June 1, 2022

In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, more than 80% of American adults said they were feeling increased financial stress due to: Higher inflation (87%) Ongoing supply chain…

Market Volatility: Taken in Perspective

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | May 24, 2022

But remember, this is the situation for which you built a long-term asset allocation strategy. If you haven’t developed such a strategy yet, we are happy to help you do…

The War on Oil Prices

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | May 17, 2022

As with any major global conflict, we learn things. The pandemic taught the U.S. the importance of reshoring manufacturing jobs, so we aren’t beholden to other nations, like China, for…

The Value of Multiple Retirement Income Streams

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | May 10, 2022

Retirement planning was historically a little easier. For instance, the average life expectancy in 1950 was 68 years old.1 If you retired at age 62, your retirement plan might need only…

Consumers: College Enrollment: Downstream Effects of COVID, Inflation and Technology

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | May 10, 2022

The pandemic has influenced the perceived value of a higher education. However, this merely put the spotlight on an already growing trend. For instance, U.S. student loan debt increased by…

Windfall Imaginings

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | May 3, 2022

Have you ever thought about what you would do if a windfall dropped in your lap? It’s not that unusual. After all: The U.S. is experiencing the greatest wealth transfer…

How the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Could Affect Americans

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | April 26, 2022

When Putin invaded Ukraine in late February 2022, President Biden announced sanctions targeting Russian banks, the country’s sovereign debt and Russian oligarchs, warning that Russia would pay an even steeper…

Are We Back to Normal Yet?

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | April 19, 2022

It’s been two years since COVID-19 hit U.S. shores, but are we anywhere near pre-pandemic normal yet? It doesn’t look like it. The stock market, while volatile, recovered nicely from…

What We Worry About

By Next Chapter Wealth Strategies | April 12, 2022

Retirement Planning A recent survey found that about 50% of couples do not agree on how much money they should have saved by retirement.¹ However, new research shows that couples…