Economic & Market Update

After a brief lull in market activity, stock volatility returned with a vengeance last week as equity markets finished with their worst five-day performance since last December. Monday’s market drop made it six days in a row with losses, and many investors are rightfully scratching their heads wondering what could have changed so much over… Read more »

Back to School Checklist

With the 2019-2020 academic school year around the corner, the JNBA Financial Planning Committee wanted to provide some reminders for parents and students as you prepare for the upcoming school year. Estate Planning Documents Once a student turns 18 years old, it is important for them to have documents in place that will allow a… Read more »

Cybersecurity – Top 10 Tips

Nowadays, humans pose an even higher risk to an organization’s cybersecurity defense than software flaws and vulnerabilities. Luckily, common sense thinking can be more effective against cyber criminals than sophisticated tools. Here are 10 cybersecurity tips to help protect yourself and your organization from security threats. 1. Be cautious with links and attachments in emails.… Read more »

Executive Corner

There is a lot to be said about the benefit of setting a goal. Who hasn’t made a mental note to exercise a little more, get a bit more sleep, or be more present in your day for loved ones? I know I have! What often times gets overlooked is that those three mental notes,… Read more »

Market Update: Central Banks Take Center Stage

Last year was characterized by central banks raising interest rates and tightening liquidity which caused essentially all asset classes to decline. As promises of rate increases have dramatically shifted to expectations of rate cuts this year, virtually all asset classes have reversed course. Stocks, bonds, and commodities have all rallied, making this year the opposite… Read more »

Four Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

It can be quite a journey to find the right financial advisor for your specific situation, but the time and energy you devote to the search can pay off in a big way. After all, you’re looking for a partner and advocate to help you plan for some of the most important milestones there are:… Read more »