Perspective : The steady rise of the stock market in 2017 quickly became the “new normal”. It makes us forget that twists and turns of the stock market are “normal” and that we strive to look at the long-term picture when planning for the future.
We recently saw an article penned from an investor’s point of view. It got us thinking….let’s revisit the mindset of true financial planning. Thus, begins the first in a four part series about the LifeSteps Financial Planning philosophy. We start the conversation with this article giving an investor’s point of view.

Seeing all the recent headlines about the sudden downturn in the stock market has transported me back to February of 2009, when I was close to despair. It’s striking how different I feel now.