“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
― John F. Kennedy
2019 has been a good year, despite a consistent stream of negative headlines and naysayers. If you’ve spent any time reading or listening to market commentary lately, you’ve likely heard analysts and so-called experts offering their predictions for what 2020 will bring. Of course, they, like the rest of us, cannot predict the future. What we do know is that planning for the unexpected is the best way to prepare for whatever the future may hold.
As we ring in the new year and a new decade, now is the time to plan for 2020 to be
your best year yet. It’s not just about the plan itself, but the work of planning—the dreaming, preparation, launching and progress—that makes all the difference.
We selected the following articles to help kick-start your planning for 2020 and beyond. Our first piece is a useful guide for selecting and vetting a nonprofit that aligns with your interests and financial goals. Did you know that there are currently 2.7 million nonprofits in the U.S. looking for donors and volunteers? This article will help narrow down your options in a strategic and meaningful way. Next is a piece that can help you decide whether you could benefit from having a tax advisor. Tax professionals often work together with your financial advisor, and you’ll want to implement their advice as soon as possible. The final article examines a group of people over 65 who are starting new careers and challenging the traditional idea of retirement. Read for an engaging reminder that you can plan for any sort of future you desire.
If you would like to discuss the issues in the letter, want more information on the current state of the market or have any other questions, please reach out.