15 Minute Financial Advisor

Silent Killer

When discussing risk in your investment portfolio, many of us, investors AND advisors talk about volatility, but we need to also address the silent financial killer, purchasing power risk. Volatility is the violent swings in the market, up and down. Purchasing power is how much your money will buy, now and in the future. http://traffic.libsyn.com/15minutefa/Silent_Killer.mp3 […]

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It Doesn't Really Matter

Trump Tweets, Xi devalues, Congress stalls and the stock market moves around violently in short periods of amplified volatility. But long-term, the trend is higher. Don’t let the political noise cloud your judgement and derail your strategy. Your portfolio needs to be right FOR YOU! http://traffic.libsyn.com/15minutefa/Politics_is_Garbage.mp3 Questions? Email me:┬ámpolicar@hightoweradvisors.com

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Solos, SEPs and Savings

There are more than 30 million small businesses in the US. Almost 50% of workers in the US work for small businesses, but sometimes these businesses don’t have retirement plans. This week we explore a few of the common accounts for businesses with one or just a few employees. http://traffic.libsyn.com/15minutefa/Solos_SEPs_and_Savings.mp3 Questions? Email me:┬áMpolicar@hightoweradvisors.com  

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Half Time!

When you made goals for the year in January, or even December of last year, are you as far along toward achieving them as you had hoped? Recalibrating your goals at the midpoint in the year might help you achieve more in a shorter period of time. http://traffic.libsyn.com/15minutefa/Summertime_Goal_Checkup.mp3 Questions? Email me: Mpolicar@hightoweradvisors.com

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Employee Financial Wellness: Taking Action

After three weeks of employee financial wellness talk, we finally cover actions you can take to put yourself in control. Things like scheduling time with yourself or your employer putting together a “financial wellness day” for employees. If you have any tips, tricks, hacks or thoughts, send them my way! http://traffic.libsyn.com/15minutefa/EFW_Action_Items.mp3 Questions? Email me: mpolicar@hightoweradvisors.com

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about the author

Michael Policar   is a Wealth Manager at HighTower Bellevue. Michael brings a passion for the financial markets and over 6 years of wealth management experience to the team. For Michael, the combination of a value investing philosphy and continuous studies of behavioral psychology, financial advice was not a career choice, it was a calling.