A Word from the CEO
I hope you and your family enjoyed a happy and healthy Hanukkah. Consider giving
yourself a gift this season -- increase your retirement contribution.
As an investor, the last month has been a real roller coaster. On November 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stood at 26,191. Just over two weeks later, on November 23, the Dow had fallen nearly 2,000 points to 24,285. People began panicking. Ten days later, on December 3, the DJIA stood at 25,826, regaining more than two-thirds of its losses. Over the last week, this pattern of volatility has continued.
We haven't experienced it much in the last few years, but, historically, volatility of this magnitude is not unusual. The question is how we respond to it. Our article,
Putting Stock Market Volatility into Perspective, can help you understand, and cope with, these normal ups-and-downs.
Retired Rabbis and Cantors receiving distributions from the JRB need to submit their P
arsonage Allowance Memorandum (see article below) to the JRB by December 28, 2018 in order to claim the parsonage allowance for all of 2019.
To answer questions about the articles in this newsletter or to discuss your financial plan, please
set up an appointment
to speak with me or call 888-JRB-FREE (572-3733).
Enjoy the holiday season and have a happy secular New Year,