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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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We Treat Money like the Election… it’s Over

Ever realize how emotions can get the best of us? Results from the recent United States Presidential Election surprised the world and left many Americans in shock. Going into election day polls, media, bookies and the stock market indicated an … 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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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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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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Raised the Rate

After years of waiting it finally happened. Christmas came early as the federal funds rate increased by a quarter of a percentage point +0.25% yesterday, ending an unprecedented seven year period in which it was held near zero. The Federal … 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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Changes to Social Security and you

If you were born in 1954 or later Social Security rules just changed. There was no public debate because it was tacked onto an emergency bill to help avoid a U.S. debt default and government shutdown. Quietly, legislators took away … 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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Business Advocacy Meeting at City Hall

Many of our clients are small business owners just like us, so when we received an invite from the United Chamber of Commerce to attend a Business Advocacy Meeting at City Hall we gladly accepted. We were curious to learn … Continue reading

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