Other People’s Money

Saving for retirement is a difficult endeavor.  So why do it alone?   The good news, for folks that are fortunate to have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, is that you don’t have to go it alone.   Charlie Epstein, the well-known...

Government Shutdown: What, Me Worry?

The government shutdown is the all-consuming, oxygen depriving, news headline of the moment.  On one hand, it could easily be a negative influence on our stock market.  On the other hand, political tribalism has made a government shutdown an all too common...

The Flattening Yield Curve – Should We Be Nervous?

One of the most prevalent market news items of late is the fact that the yield curve is flattening and may be an indicator of a recession. Matt Phillips of the New York Times published a wonderfully digestible article, if not provocatively titled, “What’s the...

Happy YOU Year!

Most of us are familiar with New Year’s resolutions.  The annual ritual can be either wonderfully enriching or frustratingly fleeting.  Below is a list of financial resolutions sure to improve your bottom line: Review recent tax law changes, identify any...

Voicing Volatility Views

John Templeton, the legendary global investor and founder of Templeton Funds, was fond of saying, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.”  After a uniquely strong 2017, during which the S&P 500 posted...

Renewables: A New Opportunity

At Riverside Financial Group we have been working to distill our best approach to the renewable energy space. Renewables have become a focus not only because recovering a sustainable environmental footprint is something we personally value, but also because the global...