Articles Showing articles written by: Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co. Wealth Management

Tightening the belt on your finances

Unless you are completely unplugged from the world, it was impossible for you to not have heard about the recent 35-day shutdown of the U.S. government. The media reported on many government employees who, without a paycheck or adequate cash reserves, were unable to pay their rent or mortgage, pay for heat and electricity, and were unable to feed...

Read More

Since many of you have maybe never seen a decline in the stock market of this amount, here are five things to do right now

Many of you are going to open your investment account statements and see something that you haven’t seen in a while—losses. And many of you will wonder what you should do about that. The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 index was down about 6.5 percent for the year 2018, with big declines coming in the last quarter of the...

Read More

Is it time for a free one-hour review of your goals and plans?

With investment account statements showing losses this year, many people are questioning whether they have the proper mix of investments in those accounts to match their tolerance for loss. Since 2009, the stock market has experienced mostly positive results with minimal price fluctuation. More recently it seems that that price...

Read More

How to navigate a volatile stock market

As I write this, the S&P 500 is in correction territory, having closed 10.2 percent below its high reached at the end of September. It looks like volatility is back in the market and this is a good time to reemphasize an important part of long-term investing: You need to keep calm and carry on. If you are a buyer of stocks, you are adding...

Read More

Improve your financial game

I’m sure that many of you took advantage of the beautiful fall weather to get in a round of golf this past weekend. It brings to mind the similarities between a successful round of golf and a successful long-term investing strategy. A five-hour, 18-hole round of golf is a long time to play a game. So, too, is the long-term investment time...

Read More