Family Finances in a Changing Political Climate

Politics play a major role in numerous industries and markets. With changing markets and emotions running high, financial planning and wealth management is especially challenging. As a result, many individuals and families are turning to professional advisors for help.

Chuck Cumello, president and CEO of Essex Financial Services, recently wrote an article for wealthmanagement.com discussing the challenges these advisors may face on the job, as well as things to look out for while working with a professional.

“It is often said, and is quite accurate in my opinion, that a financial advisor’s greatest challenge is managing the emotional and psychological challenges that beset clients when looking at their portfolios.”

Emotions such as fear and anxiety run especially high in times of political unrest. Though it can be hard to remain focused on the bigger picture and long-term plans, a good advisor will help you balance your concerns against your financial reality in a productive manner.

“The best advisors always use times of stress or instability to cement their relationships with their clients. They never shy away from difficult or challenging conversations; they embrace them and use these events as opportunities,” Cumello explained. “An opportunity to review their clients’ financial plan and to fully engage their clients on their agreed-upon commitments to achieve the goals set forth by that client and their family,” for example.

 

Get Away From It All At These Key Hotels

If you’re thinking of taking a vacation, you may want to plan early with these spots. This is a list of the most-booked hotels in places around the world. Now, the fact that they are the most-booked probably means that they are quite nice and conveniently located, but it also certainly means that it’s hard to come by a reservation.

The Most Booked Hotels in the World:

  1. Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Tusayan, US
  2. Park Lane Hotel, New York City, US
  3. Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, US

The Most Booked Hotels in Europe

  1. The Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  2. The Montague on the Gardens, London, UK
  3. Absalon Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Hotel Europa, Madrid, Spain
  5. I31 Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Our Favorite Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is only two weeks away, and this is the time to start thinking of ideas. This is true if you’re going to mail something, and if you’re going to create something yourself. Here are some great ways to show dad that you love him without breaking the bank. Get gluing now!

 

 

Mother’s Day Finds

Don’t forget about mom on Sunday. It is Mother’s Day and you certainly want to make your mom feel like a million bucks. If you really want to please her, check out these do-it-yourself cards that you can create for her or that you can have the grand kids create (even better!) and show her your love.

 

Cool Kitchen Gadgets

accessory-1238757_960_720Now, most of us don’t need an egg cracker or a green onion cutter, but it sure would make our cooking days easier if we had some of these gadgets. From the banana cutter to the pizza picker-upper, these gadgets will have you singing happy during your cooking moments. Check out the creative, and at times silly, inventions that people have made for the chef in you!