The Advocate Blog

The ABC's of Short Sales

In real estate, what are "short sales" and who needs them? It's an all-too-common scenario ... Changes in the financial climate can leave even the most responsible homeowners struggling to keep mortgage payments current. When and if that happens, there is more than one way to proceed. First things first. If you're faced with a…
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What Will 2009 Bring

A Potential Rebound? It's time to leave 2008 behind. We've heard the sound bites. We've seen the headlines. It's all yesterday's news. Let's turn our attention to 2009. There is reason to be optimistic. We have a new administration and a huge new stimulus/infrastructure plan that may bode well for the economy. We have the…
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Are You Still Practicing Patience?

I believe this is a time for perseverance - the type of financial climate that separates disciplined investors from impatient ones. Barring an amazing Santa Claus rally, 2008 should end up as the worst year for stocks in about 35 years. That's what you have to remember: we've witnessed a once-in-35-years kind of year. Chances…
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The Big 3 Get Closer To A Bailout

Billions in relief may soon reach U.S. automakers. Will the Big Three get what they've asked for? Maybe. This week, Congress could approve approximately $15 billion in bridge loans to help General Motors, Chrysler and Ford make it through the next few months. The central question last week was where the money would come from.…
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Special Needs Financial Planning

The path of planning for your special needs child requires a realistic vision, an understanding of all potential resources, a detailed timeline, and a knowledgeable team. Taking the time to create your Custom Special Needs Plan™ may provide more clarity for your family’s future. Learn more about The Custom Special Needs Plan™ Here are some…
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Planning For Aging Parents

Learn specific strategies for dealing with the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of caring for your aging parents. Our resources, connections, and detailed planning process may be able to help you better manage this confusing journey. Eldercare Financial Planning Resources - click on the resources you'd like for immediate download: 10 TIPS FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS…
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Personal Financial Planning

Let's design and manage your future together. Our innovative process is designed to create a long term partnership in working towards your family's financial priorities. We hold ourselves to a fiduciary standard and we will always act in your best interest and put your needs above all else. Learn more about The Custom Financial Strategy™
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