Market Update – Covid-19 Coronavirus Scare

By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder February 28, 2020 Summary:  Due to fears related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, stock markets have experienced a rapid sell-off in the last six days that is nearly unprecedented. Though we don’t want to downplay the seriousness of a potential pandemic, history demonstrates that declines caused by…

The Call of the Snowbird Life

Written by Matt Boelter Financial Advisor and Shareholder Ever think of moving to a warmer climate for the rainy/snowy season?  At one time or another, all of us who live in northern climes have thought how nice that would be.  As with most retirement options, the further ahead you plan, the more choices you will…

Fourth Quarter Market Commentary

Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Commentary By Brian Johnson, Viridian Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder January 26, 2019 Summary:  The fourth quarter of 2019 saw most stock markets move meaningfully higher, while bonds took a breather after earlier advances. The fourth quarter of 2019 was overwhelmingly positive for major equity (stock) indices. Domestically, the S&P 500…

The Dangers Of Using A 529 Plan For Student Loan Debt

The article including thoughts from Mary Ann Ferreira, CFP®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, and Viridian Shareholder was originally published by Forbes.com To read the full article, click here.

SECURE Act Update — How Could It Affect Your Retirement?

SECURE Act – Implications for You Written by Mary Ann Ferreira, Financial Advisor & Shareholder While we were all preoccupied with decorating Christmas trees, lighting Hanukah candles and/or other Holiday festivities, a new Federal law was quietly passed and went into effect on January 1, 2020.  This law, dubbed the Setting Every Community Up for…

How to Invest for Capital Preservation

Article including quote from Matt Boelter, Viridian Financial Advisor and Shareholder. The article was originally published with US NEWS & World Report. To read the full article, click here.

Get a jump on your End-of-year Tax Planning

You might recall that the big new tax law—known officially as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law in December 2017—took effect at the beginning of the 2018 tax year. Among its major adjustments, the TCJA almost doubled the standard deduction, lowered tax brackets, repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, and…

Share Your Legacy this Holiday

It is the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to family.  This is also a good time to reflect on your plan for sharing your abundance with your family, both during your lifetime (now or in years to come) and after you’re gone.  To leave the type of legacy you…

Can The Child Tax Credit Help You This Year?

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Find out details from Joe Erickson, CPA & Shareholder. If you would like to know more contact your Financial Advisor or make an appointment with Joe Erickson here.

Thoughts on Thanksgiving— Meet Doug Custer, Financial Advisor & Shareholder

To read Count your blessings! 11 RIAs Share what they’re thankful for in 2019 as published in CityWire, click here. I’ve been blessed beyond measure in innumerable ways: a loving wife and family; an energetic golden retriever; many deep friendships; a wonderful church community; health; a beautiful home in the great Pacific Northwest; a love…

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