Posts by Melissa Santas Peterson

An Investment Reality Check

Market volatility is alive and well in 2019. Many investors may be tempted to review…

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Dividend Investing: Small Payments Can Boost Returns

Owning shares of stock or stock funds might increase the value of your portfolio in…

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Don’t Delay: The Potential Benefits of Starting to Save Now

For long-term investment goals such as retirement, time can be one of your biggest advantages.…

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How Much Risk Can You Take?

Many market shocks are short-lived once investors conclude the event is unlikely to cause lasting…

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Student Loan Debt: It Isn’t Just for Millennials

It's no secret that today's college graduates face record amounts of debt. Approximately 68% of…

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Four Numbers You Need to Know

When it comes to your finances, you might easily overlook some of the numbers that…

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you are ready…

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Is Smart Beta a Smart Strategy for You?

Traditional investment indexes such as the S&P 500 are weighted based on market capitalization, the…

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Spring Cleaning Your Finances

The arrival of spring often signifies a time of renewal, a reminder to dust off…

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Investing That Makes an Impact

Socially responsible investing (SRI) has come to represent various investment strategies that favor companies with…

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