Shares of stock represent very small ownership stakes in businesses. How do we arrive at a fair value of what any business is worth? You take all future estimated cash flows from the business, and discount them back a certain rate to a present value. … Read More about It’s All About Discount Rates
Mark Meredith, CFP®
Mark has been a financial advisor since 2010, after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University. In 2018, he was named by Forbes as one of the top 1,000 financial advisors from the next generation. After 7+ years as a financial advisor with a local community bank, he decided the only way he could serve people in the way he thought was best was to open an independent fee-only firm.
The longer an investor's portfolio is beneath an all-time high, the more doubts start to creep into their mind. The common words of wisdom begin to grow old such as "stay the course", "buy low", or "it always recovers". Patience is tested. One may … Read More about Investor Reassurance
I am aware that no one really wants to hear their financial advisor voice opinions over a political issue, so I'll try to only do this on rare occasions. Student loans and college planning are well within the realm of financial planning, so here we … Read More about Student Loan Forgiveness