The Long Road Back

Last week the U.S. economy finally recovered all the jobs lost in the worst recession since the Depression.  Last month 138.5 million Americans were working, exceeding the 138.4 million working during December 2007, the first month of the recession. It has been a long-road back, taking over two years longer for jobs to recover than.. read more →

Records Retention

How long should I keep my tax related documents? That is a common question many taxpayers ask. You should keep tax records for as long as the IRS has the ability to audit your return and/or impose additional taxes, which generally is three years after you file your return. This means you likely can shred.. read more →

Jim Cramer Does NOT Know

Jim Cramer’s stock tips pan out 47.6% of the time. Jim Cramer’s stock picks fail more than half the time. Jim Cramer is incorrect a majority of the time. Jim Cramer is usually wrong. The above sentence can be restated and rearranged numerous different ways, but none of them refutes the simple fact that flipping.. read more →

Who Is More Risk Averse, Men or Women?

Over the last few years there have been more and more articles surrounding the topic of Women & Investing, and the role women play in financial decisions. When it comes to Men, Women & Investing, there are a lot of gender-related behavioral differences to discuss.  In our most recent Quarterly Newsletter, we featured a piece.. read more →

Show Me the Money!

Finances are personal. So much so that we have rules and laws in place to protect confidentiality, so others don’t know how much we make, how much we have in the bank, or what our tax forms look like. But have you ever considered that in some ways, society is teaching us to be ultra-protective.. read more →

Worst Winter Ever!

WORST WINTER EVER!!! Ok, maybe it wasn”t the worst winter ever, but it was the coldest winter weather in the last twenty years according to the National Aeronautic and Oceanographic Administration (NOAA). Snowfall was also 21% above normal across the nation. So it is not surprising that the economy has appeared a little weaker in.. read more →

Tax Update

As you are gathering information for your 2013 tax return, remember that we don’t need all of your information to get a good start on your return. If you are waiting for just a few items, please send in your information now- the earlier the better! We can add the missing pieces later. Not only.. read more →

A Lesson in Not Taking the Marshmallow

In the late 1960’s, Walter Mischel, a psychologist at Stanford University, conducted a research study now commonly referred to as the Marshmallow Experiment. The study took an initial look at the development of children’s ability to delay instant gratification. The experiment while fairly simple in delivery provides valuable takeaways that are applicable to retirement planning… read more →

What is a Certified Financial Planner

yeezy boost 350 v2 ukyeezy boost 350 v2 redadidas yeezy boost 350 v2Yeezy Boost 350 Dark Green How To GetYeezy 350 Boost V2 Dark Green June lululemon clearance outlet home It’s one thing to know, for example, that the “C” in CFP® stands for “Certified.” But it becomes a lot more meaningful when you find.. read more →

Season of Giving

During the holiday season, as a team at All Star Financial we wanted to find a way to give back to the community;  and what a better way than to participate in a gift drive for children in need. This year we decided to participate in a gift drive through the Washburn Center for Children… read more →