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Women, Money and Impact

December 4, 2018 BY

Having worked in financial services for over 28 years, I’ve often observed some gendered differences in the workplace, in investing and even in how individuals think and talk about money (or for that matter don’t talk about money). But it was this New York Times piece, Money is Power and Women Need More of Both, out earlier this year, that really captured the true essence … Read more

Q3 2018: The Resiliency of Globally-diversified, Balanced Portfolios

November 8, 2018 BY

Today we are publishing our Q3 investment report. This issue focuses on ‘globally-diversified balanced investing’. Globally-diversified balanced portfolios are ones that hold both U.S. and foreign equities, including those in emerging markets, and that also hold a diversified range of fixed-income securities and real estate to balance the equity risk. This is how Artemis invests its clients’ assets.

Our discussion centers on why such portfolios provide … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Own a Vacation Home?

September 13, 2018 BY

Real estate has been a major topic in almost all of our recent financial planning engagements. We have tackled a variety of scenarios, including whether to rent vs. buy, the pros and cons associated with real estate investing, and trading up for a larger home.

Today we are publishing content about the costs of owning a vacation home. In this research, we focused on uncovering the … Read more

Maximize Your Return On Cash

July 26, 2018 BY

In a recent blog post, we shared some strategies for maintaining an emergency fund and reasons why you may not even need one at all. The downside of a large emergency fund is what’s known as “cash drag”—the very low (often negative) real rate of return on cash that drags down your investment portfolio’s overall rate of return. However, there are valid situations where a … Read more

How We Think About Emergency Funds

June 20, 2018 BY

Most clients come to us having heard the adage of keeping three to six months’ worth of expenses in cash as an emergency fund. For affluent families, this rule of thumb can mean sidelining well over $100,000. While it can be comforting to know you have plenty of money to cover the unexpected, doing so comes with the opportunity cost of missing out on significant Read more

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