By: Jamie Stone, Chief Planning Officer “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” —Abraham Lincoln As we begin a New Year, many of us have a desire to accomplish or do certain things during the year ahead. These “resolutions” can come fast … Continued
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The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means it is a great time to think about your end of year tasks, including charitable giving. There are a number of strategies that can be employed to help you accomplish your charitable giving goals while also ensuring you are giving … Continued
There is a lot of fear in the stock market and the world right now. Since I started my career here in 2009, this is the most pessimistic I have seen clients, other advisors, economists and talking heads. No doubt, there are a lot of concerning things happening, so I … Continued
In August 2022, a new Maine law took effect: LD 290 “An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 Years,” also known as “The Property Tax Stabilization Program.” The goal of this program is to help … Continued
By: Jamie Stone, Chief Planning Officer “Do I have enough?” This is probably the most frequent question I’ve received from clients over my career. And my clients aren’t unique. This is a common, and probably the most frequent, concern people have with their financial plan, as illustrated in the chart … Continued
We could not think of a better way to celebrate our Chairman, Paul Means’, 50th year at the Firm than by welcoming his eldest son, David G. Means, to the Firm! Dave joins Means Wealth as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, bringing over 15 years of experience in … Continued
At this point, you likely have heard of the term “The Great Resignation”, which refers to the sudden surge in workers leaving their jobs in 2021 and 2022. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of resignations (also known as “quits”) rose to a high of 4.5 … Continued
By: Jamie Stone, Chief Planning Officer “…you know what I’m craving? A little perspective. That’s it. I’d like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective.” – Anton Ego (Ratatouille). As the father of three young boys, most of my cultural references these days are from some sort of children’s programming. But I … Continued
“All past declines look like an opportunity, all future declines look like a risk” —Morgan Housel To say 2022 has been a difficult year for the stock market would be an understatement. As of its close on Friday, May 6th, the S&P 500 index was down 14% from its all-time … Continued
2022 is a special year for Means Wealth Management, as it marks Paul’s 50th year with the firm! For anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Paul over the past 50 years, you know that he is incredibly passionate about clients, the Firm and the investment industry. You … Continued
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