Finance Focus Video: How Does Inflation Affect Financial Goals?

Today’s topic is Inflation and how does it affect your financial goals. Inflation is represented by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures current and past prices of a sample “market basket” of goods from several categories such as housing, food, transportation and clothing and other discretionary and non-discretionary goods.   Inflation (rising prices) affects […]

Finance Focus Video: Market Capitalization & Enterprise Value

Today’s topic is market capitalization and enterprise value. Market capitalization (market-cap) is the market value of a publicly traded company’s outstanding shares. It is calculated by multiplying number of shares outstanding by the current share price.   Enterprise value adds the outstanding debt to the market cap. Why is it important? Because it can show […]

Finance Focus Video: How does compound interest benefit you

Today’s topic is compound interest. When you deposit funds in your bank saving account, you earn intereston your principal. The bank pays interest each month on the original principal and on the interest from the prior month. Compound interes tis the result of reinvesting interest, rather than paying it out, so that interest compounds upon […]

Taxes and Divorce

As the divorce process proceeds, you will be presented with options and action items. It is important to consider the tax costs/savings that result from such choices: from splitting financial accounts to claiming child tax credits. A certified divorce financial analyst could preview your options and provide guidance. This article describes some situations which may […]