Periscope Newsletter and Blog

Investment Themes and Tax Changes for 2021 and a Podcast

Expert Network Team Podcast Click here to listen to Karl and his Expert Team’s latest podcast.   Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and What it Means for You Karl and Nathan Merrill, attorney at Goodspeed and Merrill, discuss the most recent tax reform passed through Congress at the end of 2020. Many people know about...
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A Look Back on 2020-An Unprecedented Year

Happy returns happen—especially when we separate ourselves from our investments. Crash and Recovery 2020 saw the shortest bear market in history. From February to March, we experienced the fastest deep crash ever, with the equity markets losing more than a third of their value. From that point until the end of the year, markets more...
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Goodbye 2020

In this, the last Periscope blog of 2020, I want to thank you for your trust and confidence throughout this year. When you schedule your regular review with your financial advisor, take time to remember this year. If you only looked once per year, then you might think 2020 was a very good year indeed....
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Self-Care and Covid-19

Dr. Lisa Brenner, Vice Chair of Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the VA and Professor at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, delivered a great presentation about Covid-19 and physical and mental health. She mentioned a phenomenon that happens that when things get tough, we come close together. We can actually become more...
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Music Videos, Podcasts and More!

Check out your financial advisors dancing! Even though we had to cancel this year’s holiday party, we want to share with you our 2 minutes of festive fun. No humans were harmed in the creation of this video. Holiday Video 2020 Expert Network Team Podcast Check out our new podcast! Karl Frank sits down with...
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Financial Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and the impacts may be felt for years to come. As of the time of writing, we have three vaccines that promise to change things for the better. How does the current situation change our planning? Taxes May Go Up With a new President and different Congress in 2021, we...
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Covid-19 and Your Financial Plans

Cameron Morgan and Dave Stevens recently gave a brief and information-packed lunch and learn. Watch the video to see how financial planning in the pandemic age is different in several key ways. Dave and Cameron’s advice includes: Complete the family financial album. You may download a copy here, on our website, or just email your...
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Reasons to be Thankful with Your Financial Plans

Roth IRA and Roth 401k If you are going to be in a lower income this year than in years past or years future, this may be a year for you to contribute more to your Roth 401k or Roth IRA than you might otherwise. Why? Because your Roth IRA and Roth 401k contributions are...
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Not all debt is bad.

Not all debt is bad. Consider a few situations when debt can help improve your overall financial situation.  Buying a home Debt can help make you wealthy! Homes in cities like Denver and San Francisco are currently growing at very fast rates — sometimes more than 10% per year. The average increase in home values...
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