A student leaves the Thurgood Marshal Elementary school after all Seattle Public Schools were abruptly closed due to coronavirus fears on March 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks. The system is the largest public school district in Washington State. John Moore/Getty Images Distance learning got off
Jamie Grill | Getty Images I was raised one and two sentences at a time, my father’s clichés serving up life lessons at the kitchen table, after baseball practice or on the way home from school. He didn’t have the patience for long-winded lectures and couldn’t find his voice after biting his tongue at work
miodrag ignjatovic The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is anything the world has ever experienced. Unlike the recession in the 1980s, the bond collapse of 1994, the Asian currency crisis or the 2008 subprime mortgage disaster, this is not a financial crisis. It is an economic crisis. And, although financial crises occur with
Siriluck Srikumbang / EyeEm Perhaps you are approaching retirement and getting a bit nervous from these wild market swings. It has, after all, been an emotional ride lately, and there are no signs of it letting up soon. You may be thinking: Is it time to “de-risk” your portfolio by dumping stocks and seeking the
AleksandarNakic Our nation is facing unprecedented times, and financial advisors are facing upheaval when their clients need them the most. More than 40 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since early March, while the economic outlook remains grim. The Atlanta Federal Reserve projects that the nation’s gross domestic product during the second quarter will
Johannes Eisele/Getty Images The country is in a recession and it’s certainly unclear how long this downturn could last. Chances are that you or someone you know has taken a financial hit because of the sudden downturn. Now, the National Bureau of Economic Research has determined that the U.S. entered into a recession in February.
Just as many U.S. businesses were thrown off their guard by the coronavirus pandemic, so were financial advisory practices. Close to 1.8 million Americans have contracted Covid-19, and more than 100,000 people have perished from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Lockdowns to minimize spread of the disease have also battered the
Carlina Teteris This summer, it may become more difficult for investors to determine whether a financial advisor indeed has their best interests at heart. Starting June 30, financial advisors who are affiliated with broker-dealers legally will be required to place clients’ interests first when they give financial advice. This rule, which was handed down by the
Martin Seay, president of the Financial Planning Association and chair of the Personal Financial Planning Program at Kansas State University. Financial Planning Association The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses of all kinds to rethink how they work and interact with customers. Financial planning is no different. Martin Seay, president of the Financial Planning Association, perhaps
For the second time in 12 years, the U.S. economy and financial markets are facing an unexpected crisis of uncertain proportions. While the 2008 financial crisis and the current coronavirus pandemic are very different in character, both have produced extraordinary volatility in financial markets. Both downturns have also presented major challenges for financial advisors as they
Ariel Skelley Like everybody else in the country, David Yeske is getting a bit stir crazy. For the last eight weeks, the founder of registered investment advisor Yeske Buie has been managing his advisory practice and serving his roughly 500 clients from his home in San Francisco as the coronavirus has spread across the country.