Monthly Archives: February 2017

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February 2017

Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy

(Image courtesy of The New York Times) Surviving and Thriving in the Gig Economy   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   As our world continues to evolve, the gig economy continues to grow.  The basis of the gig economy is the idea that workers are no longer beholden to one specific company [...]

Millennial Mayhem

(Image courtesy of The Wall Street Journal) Millennial Mayhem   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   The American dream describes the idea that every American has an opportunity to become prosperous and successful because of their own hard work.  The idea and its associated outcomes are certainly not impossible to attain today.  [...]

The Dangers of Doing It Yourself

(Image courtesy of Entrepreneur.com) The Dangers of Doing It Yourself Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Many investors have made it a point to manage their own investment portfolios.  In the financial services industry, we call these people do-it-yourself (DIY) investors.  It is true that there are DIY investors who are mostly [...]

Hurdles to Retirement

Hurdles to Retirement   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Ten years ago, the labor participation rate was 66.2%1.  As of March 2017, that number was down to 63.0%1.  The rapidly growing number of workers entering retirement is likely driving the decline in the labor participation rate.  Despite the growing number of [...]