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The Investopedia 100

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Stephen Rischall, Co-Founder at 1080 Financial Group, was ranked #9 on the INVESTOPEDIA 100 listof influential financial advisors. Investopedia, the premier online source of trusted financial information and services, announced the inaugural INVESTOPEDIA 100, a ranking of influential financial … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

“Good debt is a powerful tool but a bad debt can kill you.” Before you knock the door of a bank or a credit card company, it’s essential to know the basic difference between good debts and bad debts. Some … Continue reading

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Financial Coaching or Financial Planning?

Most consumers realize at some point in time that there are questions about money that aren’t an inherent or learned part of knowledge and skills. Unless a family member, teacher, friend, or other resource took the time and had the … Continue reading

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The Most Important Financial Concept

I recall many years ago at a Junior Wall Street workshop (yes I really did attend one in my early teens) learning from veteran brokers and traders at the New York Stock Exchange, and hearing them tell me that the … Continue reading

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Fiduciary Education Better than Regulation

There’s been a lot of buzz in the media again lately about the DOL Fiduciary Rule. In large part, it seems people are concerned by the Trump administrations announcement to do away with it. Unfortunately, politics as usual, is getting … Continue reading

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Which is better, a Traditional or Roth IRA?

Let’s start with the basics. IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account and just about anyone can open one. In order to contribute to an IRA you must have earned income. Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have many similarities, but there … Continue reading

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Top 3 Holiday Bonus Ideas

The end of the year is near and that means it’s holiday bonus time! If you’re fortunate enough to receive a bonus this year there are three very important you should consider doing with it above all else. First, if … Continue reading

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The Holiday Gift that Keeps on Giving

Ever notice your closets are packed full? Even if you move to a bigger house with more closet space, you’ll soon fill them up. The inverse is true with our checking accounts. We tend to spend what we have in … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really is a National Financial Planning Month

Did you know October is national financial planning month? Probably not, but hopefully the title gave that away. Someone much wiser than I once said “a goal without a plan is just a wish”, and they were right! When asked, … Continue reading

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Halftime Report 2016

As we enter into the second half of the year, our economy has been following a similar pattern as it has in the previous couple of years – a disappointing first quarter leading into a seemingly better second quarter. While … Continue reading

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Not Motivated by Money

The other day I was meeting with a successful entrepreneur at his office, we had a great conversation about business and marketing. He’s a sharp guy and you can tell he has a lot of great stories, but then, midway … Continue reading

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Why the Financial Industry is Still Broken

I’ve been investing in the stock market since I was 13 and began working in financial services during my junior year of college. I’ve experienced the tech boom and bust, a real estate bubble, the great recession, and the largest … Continue reading

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Investing Basics for Beginners

Understanding basic principles is critical to making smart investment decisions. Although it may seem complicated to the masses, smart investing is not rocket science. In fact, the most important and obvious investment principle is good old common sense. It’s important to … Continue reading

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LA Times features 1080 Financial Group

“If you’re trusting someone with your financial decisions, they should have your best interest first.” -Stephen Rischall   1080 Financial Group was interviewed by Jim Puzzanghera, an award winning business journalist for his coverage of the financial crisis in the Los Angeles Times. In … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Warren Buffett

If you ask someone “who is the world’s greatest investor” there’s a good chance they may answer with “Warren Buffett”. There isn’t a formal award for the world’s greatest investor and there are of course many other deserving professional investors, … Continue reading

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Six Keys to Successful Investing

A successful investor maximizes gains and minimizes losses. Though there can be no guarantee that an investment strategy will be successful and of course all investing involves risk, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully … Continue reading

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First Quarter Recap: 2016

When it comes to investing, patience is a virtue. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the major swings in the stock market from January through the end of March, then read some of our posts from earlier … Continue reading

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KNX 1070 Money Hour Interview: Millennials and Saving for Retirment

According to a new USA Today report millennials will have to save at least $1.8 million dollars to sustain their quality of life through retirement. KNX 1070 Money Hour hosts Frank Mottek and Charles Feldman interviewed Stephen Rischall, co-founder and … Continue reading

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Vehicles for Retirement Savings

It’d be nice to have retirement GPS but they won’t be adding that to Google Maps anytime soon. America’s largest generation–the baby boomers–are lost and it’s going to have an impact on their retirement. If there’s anything younger generations should … Continue reading

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What’s up with the Stock Market?

January proved to be a difficult month for stocks. As a matter of fact, the first ten trading days of 2016 were the worst ever recorded to start a new year. Adding salt to the wound, the S&P 500 just … Continue reading

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A Rough Start for Stocks in the New Year

The stock market started the year with one of its worst debuts ever, basically the exact opposite of the new Star Wars movie. We just ended a lackluster 2015, slightly down for the S&P 500, and some investors are jittery. … Continue reading

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6 Financial Thoughts for Year-End

For some reason the end of a year makes us think about things we need to take care of and good habits we want to develop. In preparation for the end of 2015 here are 6 key financial considerations to … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the Stock Market

It was the most devastating terrorist attack in Europe since 2004, rattling world governments and investors alike. The French government closed the nation’s borders and placed thousands of soldiers on the streets in major cities as it reacted to the … Continue reading

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The Ugly Truth a Letter to Policymakers

Today we sent letters to over a dozen federal policymakers including our local California representatives; Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Brad Sherman. You can read the full letter here. As a financial industry insider I can tell … Continue reading

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Keeping Market Volatility in Perspective

Summer has been anything but calm on Wall Street. Volatility is back in a big way and we haven’t experienced a downturn in equity markets this sharp since the financial crisis more than six years ago. While no one likes … Continue reading

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Exit Coach Radio features 1080 Financial Group

Bill Black, host of Exit Coach Radio interviews Stephen Rischall, expert financial advisor for business owners and co-founder at 1080 Financial Group, to discuss his firm’s method for working with multiple generations of families to create a comprehensive wealth strategy. The Exit Coach … Continue reading

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