Sep 22, 2023
Today we’re joined by investment expert Andy Christopher, a Naval Academy graduate and F-35 Contract Instructor Pilot, and Sunil Wahal, a Professor at Arizona State University and Consultant to Avantis Investors. Together, they shed light on the intricacies of investing, emphasizing its profound connection to life itself, and the importance of self-awareness, helping you calibrate […]
Jan 18, 2023
FINANCIAL IMPACT OF MOVING TO THE LEFT SEAT Mark Covell (financial planner and American Airlines pilot) and Kevin Gormley (CFP®, CPA, PFS) discuss the financial implications of the salary increase that comes when pilots get promoted from First Officer to Captain (“left seat”).________Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different […]
Oct 20, 2022
“While higher interest rates, slower growth, and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses”- Jerome Powell, August 26, 2022Upon utterance of these words the equity markets promptly tanked ending the day with a cascade of selling and the S&P500 finished down over 3%. The […]
Sep 12, 2022
Leading Edge Financial Planning is growing! Thanks to you for spreading the word about Leading Edge, we’re adding new advisors to increase our capacity and continue to improve the quality of our service for current and future clients. We’ve been tremendously fortunate to have added three new advisors over the last few months. Many of you already know Ben Dickinson as he’s been with us for almost two years now. However, he’s moving into more of an advisory role as he’s increased his […]
Jun 16, 2021
Taxes are a very emotional issue, and this can affect our behaviors. Sometimes we let our emotions make decisions for us, such as the example where I’m not going to pay taxes no matter what or as little as possible no matter what. Just be aware that even though its painful, sometimes it might be smarter to just pay that tax.
Mar 18, 2021
A ﬁduciary is someone who acts on behalf of another person and has a fundamental obligation to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own, with a duty of undivided loyalty and utmost good faith. Fiduciaries are bound both legally and ethically to act in the client’s best interests.
Mar 12, 2021
“My neighbor invested all of his portfolio in TESLA and now I’m envious! It feels like I’ve FOREVER missed out. And I might have less money in retirement because I missed the hot stock, ETF, Mutual Fund, etc.?” “As an investor, you get something out of all the deadly sins—except for envy. Being envious of […]
Dec 23, 2020
As we near the end of another year it is always wise to review your financial situation – especially after a year like 2020! Leading Edge has created a checklist to help you evaluate your progress, maximize opportunities, and set goals for 2021.
Dec 18, 2020
Not even Hollywood writers could have created a story like we lived out in 2020. Charlie Mattingly and one of Leading Edge’s newest advisors, Rob Eklund, discuss what this year has taught us, how to better prepare in the future, and thoughts about the markets and economy going forward.