Personal Finance

  • Don’t Bet Against the House

    You’ve heard it a thousand times: “Buy real estate. They’re not making it anymore.” And it is good advice even if it’s as hackneyed as that other line you’re likely to hear in the same exchange: “Location, location, location!” But what kind of real estate? The two broad classifications – commercial and residential – have […]

  • Your Second Career as a Philanthropist

    You’ve no doubt heard inspiring stories about people who ran huge companies and amassed great wealth during their working years but are remembered today for how much of it they gave away. From Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates, it has been a common theme. Maybe you’re not in a position to have a concert hall […]

  • The Maximum Hype about Minimum Wage

    There’s a debate raging about the minimum wage. And, more often than not, it’s an internal debate people are having inside their own brains. On the one hemisphere, it’s a great idea. The minimum wage hasn’t been increased in a decade and, although inflation has been low, it’s not zero, and the prices of necessities, […]

  • Learn About Smith Anglin’s Fiduciary Duty

    What is a fiduciary? If you have ever considered using a financial adviser, chances are you may have heard this term and wondered exactly what it means and why it’s important when choosing an investment adviser. Watch our short video to find out more. A fiduciary is a person or organization that acts on behalf of another […]

  • Relief Bill: $600 Checks and $15 Billion for Airlines

    The package that Congress passed on December 21, 2020 – seems like only 50 years ago – is not technically a stimulus bill. It is an appropriations omnibus to fund the government for the coming year and, tucked between allocating money for public housing and making it a federal crime to give racehorses steroids (seriously, […]

  • A year of spare time

    Believe it or not, there has been an upside to 2020. Less than willingly,  we were given the opportunity to re-assess what matters most. What we did with our sudden windfall of spare time has revealed much of who we are as individuals – and as a society. A return to nesting After the initial […]

  • How to Navigate a Volatile Market

    With the economy sputtering, stocks going up, and coronavirus cases going one way or the other depending on where you live, these are some fairly anxious times. No, let’s not be cagey about it. These are the most anxious times since most of us have been alive, and since most of our parents have been […]

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    Delta’s Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) and How We Help

    Dear Crewmember, You’re likely well aware that Delta recently announced the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP), but you may be struggling to determine if participating in the VEOP is the right decision for you and your family.  The VEOP may be an attractive offer for pilots considering an early-out, but there are many factors and […]

  • The Even-Greater Recession?

    Remember when George W. Bush enacted the Troubled Asset Relief Program, handing the banks $475 billion to paper over their bad debts – and how shocked you were that taxpayers were expected to bail out Wall Street? Remember just a few months later when Congress gave Barack Obama his American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and […]

  • MSAs, HSAs, and FSAs: Comparing the differences

    Let’s discuss how we pay for health care and differentiate the types of medical savings accounts (MSAs) offered today. Perhaps you’ll spot the one that’s right for you. Then again, maybe you don’t need one at all. Active ingredients There are differences between a medical savings account and a health savings account. That is, all […]