Financial Guidance That Brings Clarity
COVID-19 and Market Volatility
March 24, 2020

None of us planned for this crisis. It probably seems like a long time ago, but our first blog post of the year, titled Return on Life vs Return on Investment, gave us the foundation for dealing with the current challenge of the COVID-19 and market volatility. The key is not letting heightened emotions and […]

Investing 101: Basics of Investing
March 4, 2020

I was explaining to a new client recently how we invest our client assets. They wanted to know if we use individual stocks, Mutual Funds or ETFs (Exchanged Traded Funds.) I told them we don’t use individual stocks or securities, as this adds a level of risk that does not necessarily improve the risk/reward return. […]

3 Ways the New SECURE Act Might Affect You
January 15, 2020

Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or better recognized as the new SECURE Act, was signed into law on December 20th, 2019. The bill’s intent is for folks to have opportunities to increase their “nest egg” by addressing a number of retirement savings and employee benefit changes. While there are numerous aspects to […]

The Merger of TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab
December 12, 2019

You may have heard that TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab are merging. How does this affect Stewardship Advisors and our clients? First, let’s take a look at who TD Ameritrade is, and how they are connected with Stewardship Advisors — and yourself as the account owners. TD Ameritrade is a contracted service provider (that Stewardship […]

More Stock Market Volatility to Come?
August 12, 2019

This past weekend my family and I had a chance to visit friends who recently moved to a place steeped in history, Williamsburg, Virginia. The quiet, car-free street of Colonial Williamsburg provides a stark contrast to the modern-day engineering marvels just down the street, Water Country USA and Busch Gardens. It got me thinking that the last […]

What is Wealth?
June 7, 2019

I know the stock market has been “up and down” the last few weeks, so I wanted you to think about something we have more control over, how we think about wealth. I think it is fair to say that most people think of wealth strictly in terms of money, the more the merrier. However, this one-dimensional […]

Why Is the Stock Market Acting so Crazy?
April 4, 2018

Is it political? Is it interest rates, or is it the weather?! While we have recently experienced high volatility, we have just come off of the longest period without a market downturn of 10 % or more. By the end of January of this year, the last six and a half years, have set a […]