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June 2018

Financial Life Hacks

Financial Life Hacks   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   It’s great to watch other people get ahead in life and experience good financial health, but it’s also easy to feel left behind if you’re unable to do the same.  Have you ever wondered how your brother was able to buy a [...]

May 2018

Sell in May and Go Away

Sell in May and Go Away Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group If you are an investor, you have probably heard the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.” It implies that the market tends to underperform during the period between May and October. Although some investors use the concept to inform [...]

January 2018

This New Year’s Resolution Could Change Your Life

This New Year’s Resolution Could Change Your Life Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group It seems like many New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken.  According to a report from Business Insider, folks relegate 80% of them to the ash heap of good intentions by the time February rolls around each year.  [...]

July 2017

Sell in May and Go Away

(Image courtesy of MarketWatch) Sell in May and Go Away Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   If you are an investor, you have probably heard the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.”  It implies that the market tends to underperform during the period between May and October.  Although some investors [...]

Why You Need a Succession Plan

Image courtesy of U.S. News & World Report Why You Need a Succession Plan   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Death is not a fun topic to think about or discuss.  However, it is a basic reality of life: everyone lives and everyone dies.  While the loss of a loved one [...]

May 2017

Are You Ready for Retirement?

(Image courtesy of Baltimore Magazine) Are You Ready for Retirement?   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Summer is nearly here, and it is a time when many people begin to long for the joys of retirement.  How can anyone blame these retirement daydreamers who imagine life without the daily grind while [...]

March 2017

How to Financially Survive a Divorce

Image courtesy of The Huffington Post How to Financially Survive a Divorce   Barry Armstrong Founder and President, Armstrong Advisory Group   Divorce is never a fun topic to talk about or experience.  However, it is a reality in the lives of many people.  Despite its prevalence in our society, divorces are not as common [...]

February 2017

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 [...]