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Friday, July 31, 2020

1. Armadillo shells are bulletproof -- In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.-- 2. There is only one letter that does not appear in a US state.....

 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Take a look at the link below to see the requirements and instructions for the Medicaid provider distribution. The application has to be submitted by Monday so if you are eligible, act fast. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MEDICAID PROVIDER...

 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered who in the country gets plastic surgery and for what? Here is a chart to show what plastic surgery procedures are done the most throughout the country. It is pretty cool to see. Where do you live and what...

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Have you wondered where your income is going to come from when you retire? Take a look at the image below of the sources that US adults 65 and older received in 2018. If you have any questions about any of this or would like to discuss...

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: How to save for retirement when you don’t have a retirement plan at work. No retirement plan at work? No problem. These tips can help you open...

 

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

There have been some updates to the Payroll Protection Program Loans that were given out to help during the height of the pandemic. See the video below for the latest information.

 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sometimes the perspective we look at things can change the whole scenario. See my video below and make sure you take a look at the attached photo as well. What was learned by the WWII Navy aircrafts may have changed the way many...

 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Have you been drinking more since you have been in quarantine? Apparently, you are not the only one! As we all have been in lock down, consumption of alcohol has increased across the world and the article below has some very...

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Happy Thursday! I hope that everyone is doing well and making it through this unknown time that is going on right now. Take a look at my video below to hear about different layers of protection we offer. If you have questions, please...

 

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Stock Market Seems To Be Getting All The Attention. What Else In My Financial Plan Should I Be Thinking About Right Now? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Should I Stay The Course If Im Near Retirement? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Im A New Investor. What Should I Do? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

 

Friday, April 3, 2020

The expansive coronavirus-related stimulus package signed into law last week – the CARES Act – has in it several relief measures for small business owners, ranging from various loan programs to tax credits and deadline...

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

It Looks Like Things Could Get Worse Before They Get Better. How Should We Prepare Ourselves? Why Does The Pain of Market Loss Feel So Much Stronger Than The Joy of Market Gains?

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Can The Market Bounce Back? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

If The Market Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better, Shouldn't I Sell Now? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

How Is This Different Than Previous Financial Crises? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

What Economic Stimulus Measures Have Been Taken and Will They Work? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Why Are Markets So Volatile and Why Have They Reacted So Negatively? - Buckingham Wealth Partners

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What The Heck Is Going On?

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

The State of the Economy and Coronavirus Given the volatility in the financial markets beginning the week of February 20, 2020, it’s helpful to review the state of the U.S. economy entering into this stressful period,...

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Change How You Think About Bull Market Investing By Patrick McDermott January 18, 2018 This article is featured in the winter edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. Many months of stock market highs have led...

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Last week I shared some facts about the Coronavirus and the stock market. This week we are going to have a little fun. I saw this video and could not help but laugh a little while watching it. Wash your hands!

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

With all the turmoil going on regarding the Coronavirus and the stock market, my investment partner BAM/LW created this piece that I thought you might like. Monthly Investor Letter— February 2020 Recent outbreaks of the novel...

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

How do you quit working and let your assets work for you? See the video below to learn about different options.

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Planning your estate. Learn about eight common estate planning tools and how they can help protect your family’s financial future, as well as your...

 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sorry we missed the post yesterday...Jason and I were travelling to Birmingham, AL for the annual UAB Dental Alumni Meeting. Jason was a speaker this morning and did his presentation on How to go from working for your money to making...

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

I found myself in a slump this week and feeling melancholy over the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I kept asking myself, why am I so upset and care so much that this celebrity that I have never met died? Was it because I can't even...

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

"In conducting an analysis of an entity's solvency, there is a financial tipping point, after which there is no mathematical way out."

 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Did you make New Years Resolutions this year? How are you doing with keeping them? Not to be negative, but you might as well ditch them today since it is #DitchNewYearsResolutionsDay. That does not mean you can't make lifestyle...

 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Growing up in Atlanta, I did not know or care much about Mardi Gras. I knew it took place in New Orleans and people did parades on the streets and that was the extent of my knowledge. However, since we moved to Gulf Shores, Mardi Gras...

 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

I still can't actually believe Christmas is in less than a week. It seems like I was just sharing a Thanksgiving blog post last week. Anyways, I will make this short and sweet. Dyken Wealth Strategies would like to wish all of you a...

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Organizing your finances. This array of tips can help you organize your financial records and streamline your financial tasks. Options for your old...

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Have you gotten your Christmas tree yet? Are you going this weekend? Do you get a real tree every year or use a fake tree? Maybe you would be interested in some of these fun facts about Christmas trees... 1. The Nordmann Fir is...

 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What is Thanksgiving? How do you celebrate? What are you thankful for this year? As children, we learned about the first meal shared at Plymouth Colony where Pilgrims invited Wampanoag Indians to join hands and hearts and gave thanks...

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

With holiday season coming up, I wanted to do research to see how much people spend on the holidays. Between traveling, purchasing gifts, entertaining and so on, Americans are spending over $1000 on the holidays. I found this article...

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Renee and I went on a cruise last weekend and I just wanted to show you how beautiful the eastern side of Cozumel is. If you ever get a chance to go on a cruise and port at Cozumel, do the biking trip on the eastern side of the island...

 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Before I start this post, I want to say from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU to all of the Veterans who have served and who continue to serve for your sacrifice and bravery. I hope there is not a day that goes by where you go...

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! It is a cold, rainy one here in Gulf Shores, Alabama. How is the weather where you are? When you think about your financial situation, is it as scary as The Nightmare on Elm Street?! We sure hope not! In the spirit of...

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

I have been doing Thoughts on Thursday for a while now and I am sure many of you skip past these videos from time to time...do not skip this video. This is a very important video to see and I think you will get a lot of clarity out of...

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Year-end tax planning. You may be able to reduce your 2019 taxes if you act soon. Several tax-minimization tips are presented here. For specific advice,...

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

"I am often asked the question, “Is it better to pay down debt or invest?” It is uncanny how often this question comes up. This question is asked as if those were the only two options to choose from. I never hear...

 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Sorry I missed Thoughts on Thursday yesterday, but here are some Facts on Friday that I find very compelling and I hope you do too!

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It seems as though every where I turn lately, someone is being diagnosed with cancer. So when looking for an idea for Thoughts on Thursday this week, the article below written by Christopher Johnson really hit close to home. What are...

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Take a minute to watch my video below and make sure you click on the link for some very helpful information on inverted yields in the market.

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Do you know what holidays are celebrated today? National Food Bank Day - Did you make your donation? National Lazy Mom's Day - Uhh...yeah right! There is no way that exists. National Coffee Ice Cream Day - Sounds like a good dessert...

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

This past weekend we had our annual fantasy football draft (make sure you ask Jason who won last season) :). In both fantasy football and investing, you never know what the outcome is actually going to be, you just have to go based on...

 

Friday, August 16, 2019

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: 529 education savings plans. Do not miss this one if you want to help your child, grandchild, or other loved one save for college! Starting a retirement...

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Watch my video below to see how I got dabbed and how you can avoid getting dabbed as well!

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

If you conducted a poll today, how many of your patients would say they have stopped taking a medication you prescribed or lowered the dose due to an advertisement they saw? Check out my video below of my thoughts on this matter and...

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

"Creating a core curriculum adds direction to your life and career. Once outlined, it aids in the decision-making process as opportunities arise."

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sending your child off to college can be an emotional time, but taking care of these things before they go can take a lot of the anxiety out of the mix. If you have a child going off to school, I would love to hear about it! Where are...

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Since Jason is living his best life in Europe right now, I figured traveling abroad and finances would be a good topic for Thoughts on Thursday today. According to US News, here is a checklist of everything you should know for...

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

I know for many of us who live on the Gulf Coast, or anywhere in the southeast, it has felt like summer for many months now. Tomorrow is the actual first day of summer and I have researched some ideas to beat the heat of summer...

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

If you won the lottery today, would you still go to work tomorrow?

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

How do we get insurance companies out of the business of practicing medicine and reinstate the physician-patient relationship.

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Some people think they should keep finances out of family conversations when in reality, it is very important for families to talk about finances. Do you have your will in place? Do your kids have a college fund? Do you have...

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

It is important to take the time out of your busy day to reflect on yourself.

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

I thought I would change things up a bit this week and show you how I am spending my Friday here in Gulf Shores.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

I was having trouble finding something to be excited about to write for the blog today while Jason is out of town, and then the draft came on. I found an article written by Andy Uhler about how the NFL draft is like picking stocks......

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Retirement planning basics. What everyone should know about planning for retirement. Should you convert to a Roth account? With lower federal income tax...

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fourth quarter 2018 was a hard quarter with anyone who has investments. Thankfully, first quarter 2019 has presented a significant recovery.

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

I wanted to take a break

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

As doctors, it is more important to budget rather than trying to keep up with the "doctor lifestyle" that is ingrained in our head.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Do you make more than you spend? Then it is time for you to acquire a financial planner!

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Time slipped away yesterday as I was in and out of meetings all day, so we missed Thoughts on Thursday. No worries! Here is a Facts on Friday post instead. If you have any questions at all on Social Security, please do not hesitate to...

 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

"Prices will not change if the expected happens. It is the unexpected that causes prices to move."

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I found the link below and thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you. Discipline

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Planning your estate. Learn about ways to transfer wealth, minimize or avoid probate, and plan for the day when you are not able to manage your own...

 

Friday, February 8, 2019

"Markets have shown a remarkable ability to reward patient, long-term investors for staying invested. This is important, since most of us are investing for the long term."

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Who are you cheering for on Sunday? Are you hosting a party, going to a party, or do you not even care about the big game? Some people care about the Super Bowl so much, they spend a small fortune to see it in person.

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

...but it isn't easy.

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Physician burnout is a widespread issue. Luckily, there are things that you can hand off to other professionals to take care of for you so you can ensure you are only doing what you love.

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"...just stop and consider what the practice of medicine was like even 20 or 30 years ago when doctors had the autonomy to make decisions on how they would conduct the practice of medicine and when the family doc actually knew his...

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

It is important when it comes to your investments, that you "don't fall out of the boat." Take a look at the video below of me falling out of the boat while in Costa Rica and stay tuned for the video to follow to get my input on...

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Holiday and a happy and safe New Year. I cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer and look forward to talking to all of you then!

 

Friday, December 14, 2018

This is a very exciting issue of Eye On Money...especially with the dreaded tax season coming up! We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Giving smarter. This article explores ways to make the...

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

I realize there have been several blogs lately about taxes. I am not trying to exhaust you with these, I just feel as though taxes are such an important part of not only financial planning, but life in general. If the government does not..

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Do you know the difference between Investment Management and Financial Planning? It is important to be educated on what exactly an Investment Manager does versus a Financial Planner so you know what your expectations should be.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

We have worked hard here to bring many tools to help educate as many doctors as we can.

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Roth IRA's are not very well known, but they are very important to have in your retirement plan. See my video below to learn different ways to contribute to a Roth.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

As I am sitting here trying to figure out what to write about for the Thoughts on Thursday blog, my husband texts me and asks if we want to put in a certain player tonight for our fantasy football team. Then it dawned on me, how can...

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Take a look at the link below my video. It is surprising and depressing the fact that 7 out of 10 doctors would not recommend healthcare as a profession. What is your outlook on this? Would you recommend healthcare as a profession to...

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

It is important to not let your emotions overcome you when making investment decisions. Take a look at my video below, then click on the link for further reading.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

We invite you to check out the new issue of Eye On Money! Inside are articles on: Year-end tax planning. You may be able to reduce your 2018 taxes if you act soon. Several tax-minimization tips are presented here. For specific advice,...

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

No matter what party we support in the government, I think we can all agree on one thing. We dread taxes. See my video below discussing future taxes and my thoughts on asset allocation.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I took a quick video from my cruise to let you know what I have been up to. See below.

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

To maintain peace in life, taking time to relax is always important. Because of that, I decided to let Jason take off for his Birthday (and all next week) so he and his beautiful wife of 25 years can travel to Europe.

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just like you prepare for bad weather, it is also important to prepare for your future. This includes savings, insurance, and anything else necessary to ensure you are taken care of in emergencies as well as retirement. Our prayers...

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I have gotten this question a lot lately: should I sell my assets? See the video below for my answer and then check out the link at the bottom for some more clarification. Have a great Thursday!

 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

We all have many changes going on in our day to day life, but every change brings something new to be grateful for.

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Check out the new Eye On Money issue for tips on financial planning in your 50s and 60s, using 529 plans to pay K-12 tuition, how asset location can boost after-tax returns, choosing a donor-advised fund sponsor, and more!

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

When it comes to the money you work so hard to make, there are six decisions to consider: how you earn it, how you spend it, how you save it, how you borrow it and how you protect it. Read the article below for more on this topic. If...

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

 

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Good afternoon! The final chart of the four chart series that I wanted to share with you is in the link below my video. Take a look! I hope that you have enjoyed this mini-series of the 4 Charts Every Investor Should Know. See you...

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Not only is it important to follow the United States stock market, but it is vital to keep track of stock markets all over the world as well. This chart shows the ranking of stock market returns around the world based on ten year...

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I am back with Episode 2 of my "4 Charts Every Investor Should Know" series. Chart number two is the skittles chart. Enjoy my video below and make sure you click on the link under to be taken to the link associated with the video.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Last week I said I was going to be doing a mini series over the next four weeks, but I came across this article and it really hit home for me. Take a look at my video and then make sure you click HERE for the article.