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Category: General Financial Planning

Posts covering our approach to financial planning and commentary on the subject from various angles.

Is Permanent Life Insurance A Good Way to Save for Retirement?

April 4, 2019 BY

Over the past year, we’ve had an uptick in clients coming to us with permanent life insurance (e.g. whole life or universal life) questions.  As a result, we took a hard look at how such policies work and why and whether it might be beneficial to own some for savings purposes, even when there isn’t a truly permanent life insurance need. The attached is what we learned. … Read more

New Offering: Basics of Personal Finance Course

February 15, 2019 BY

Artemis is pleased to announce a new service offering designed to teach young professionals the basics of personal finance. Taught by a member of the Artemis team, the course covers everything a recent graduate needs to know to begin to manage their financial affairs responsibly.

Topics Covered:

  • How to establish a budget and savings goals
  • Principles of sound investing
  • Managing credit and debt
  • How to optimize
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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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