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Investing in Your Beliefs

It’s Not Uncommon Many well-educated, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly investors wind up buying shares of companies whose beliefs and business practices are far removed from their own. Why? Often, investors simply haven’t thought about merging their personal beliefs with … Continue reading

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Is a Home an Investment?

When you buy a home, are you investing? If you buy it to flip it or buy it as a rental property, the answer is yes. If you buy a home simply to live in it, the answer may be … 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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Are Millennials Taking Their Money Seriously?

See what Stephen Rischall had to say about millennial investors in today’s world. He was recently featured on The Goldstein on Gelt Radio Show where he shared some of his thoughts. Stephen Rischall is an award-winning fiduciary financial advisor. He has … Continue reading

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Millennials in LA are Stressed About Money

I’m a millennial (born between early 1980’s to early 2000’s), the generation developing a reputation of being lazy, technology dependent, and pop-culture obsessed. Embarrassingly, most of my peers admit to knowing more about food, music, and sports than they do … Continue reading

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

Does buying a home make sense for you financially? It may or may not, depending on some financial, career, and lifestyle factors. Your savings, credit, salary, level of disposable income, and your housing preferences all count. If you are serious … Continue reading

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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 list of 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 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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Which is Better: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

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 things you should consider doing with it above all else. First, … 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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with Sudden Retirement

What if you were laid off and forced to retire early? If that happens tomorrow how would you respond? Are you prepared for retirement to start sooner than you anticipated? If you find yourself in this situation the first thing … 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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