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2021 Investment Outlook Seminar Quiz

As a supplement to the 2021 Investment Outlook Seminar, the annual seminar quiz allows viewers to test their knowledge of the material covered in the video featuring investment advisors Bob Landaas, Kyle Tetting, Dave Sandstrom, Paige Radke, Chris Evers, Kendall Bauer and Mike Hoelzl. {…}

Wealth effects: Spend, invest, retire

By Joel Dresang
The wealth effect usually is mentioned as a factor in spending, but it also plays a role in investing and retiring. Of the three, I feel it affecting me the most as an investor — but that’s just the phase of life I’m in. […]

Money Talk Quiz, September 2021

Recent episodes of the Money Talk Podcast included talk about not fighting the Fed and one of the most important things to consider before participating in an investment. Test yourself on how well you’ve been keeping up. […]

Reasons to celebrate, opportunity to plan

By Kyle Tetting
Eight months into 2021, we’re in the midst of what has been the best year for stocks since 1997. A little celebration may be in order, but it’s also important to note that periods of market strength provide immense opportunity to plan for less robust markets. And while the broad long-term outlook is decidedly optimistic, we’re not out of the woods yet. […]

Money Talk Quiz, August 2021

As you read the articles on the Money Talk page and follow the weekly Money Talk Podcast, you may hear your own voice as a schoolchild ask, “Is there going to be a quiz on this?” The answer is, “Yes.” It’s another way for you to prove that you’re paying attention. […]

Wake-up call: Protect against cyberfraud

By Joel Dresang
In the 14 minutes we were on the phone, Mark saved me $441.36. That was the good news. The bad news was all the other rigmarole still ahead for me — and the dreaded reality that this probably will happen again. […]

Wondering where your portfolio fits

By Kyle Tetting
The notion of fear and greed itself is familiar to most. But recent fears of missing out are stoked by the break-neck pace at which things are changing. Investors want to know if they’re holding that stock they read about or if they’re invested in that area that’s been making strides. Such wondering isn’t new, though the question of what to do next is popping up more as stock markets set new records and bond yields remain low. […]

Recession’s not over till the NBER sings

Economists involved in business cycle information are painstaking when pronouncing the end of a recession. Over the past five downturns, they averaged 15 months between when the recession was over and when they said so. On three of those occasions — 1980, 1991 and 2001, the lag between the turning point and the bureau’s declaration was longer than the recession itself. […]

Money Talk Quiz, June 2021

Besides guiding clients in individual conversations, Landaas & Company advisors offer more general investment insights through articles on the Money Talk page and discussions during the weekly Money Talk Podcast. Test your knowledge from recent podcasts by answering a few questions. Pursue more knowledge through links to further information. […]

Help support the Urban Ecology Center

The Milwaukee-based Urban Ecology Center, which has been connecting city residents with nature for three decades, is holding an outdoor event June 18 at Riverside Park. Landaas & Company is a sponsor of the Summer Solstice Soirée. […]

Pandemic-inspired retirement rehearsal

By Joel Dresang
Rehearsal helps performance. It conditions us. It informs our expectations. It lets us anticipate how we’ll handle a situation. Even improvisers rehearse. Research suggests rehearsal can help retirement, too. […]

For What It’s Worth: Cold turkey

By Joel Dresang
Sometimes when an individual undergoes an abrupt change, we say they’ve gone “cold turkey.” The expression long applied to drug addicts who tried to quit with little transition. More recently, the phrase has covered wider circumstances, such as moving from work to retirement with little preparation. […]

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