Set Financial Intentions, Not Resolutions

January 6, 2021

After 2020, setting lofty resolutions for 2021 might feel like a stretch, when just getting through the day can feel like a success. Instead, use the turning of the calendar as a time to reflect on what adaptions from 2020 you’d like to keep going forward. Also, instead of setting resolutions, try setting intentions. Here’s how that might look in your financial life. Read more

What Prop 19 Means for California Homeowners

December 7, 2020

One of the dozen state propositions on the California ballot this year was Proposition 19. It was one of two propositions to address property taxes. It passed with 51% voting in favor, while the other property tax-related proposition, Prop 15, failed. What does Prop 19 mean for California homeowners? Read more

The Magic of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

November 3, 2020

Many people are currently in open enrollment for employee benefits right now. An often-overlooked employee benefit that can really pay off in the long-term is the Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs provide a tax-advantaged way to save for healthcare costs, now or in retirement. Read more

A Financial Planner’s Perspective on the FIRE Movement

November 1, 2019

I’ve recently seen a couple members of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) community speak on the movement that has gained momentum in recent years. While I admire some of the characteristics of adherents of this movement (e.g., careful spending, aggressive saving), and I’ve learned a few new terms (e.g., geo arbitrage, mega Roth), I’m left with some serious questions and concerns about those who are on this path. As a financial planner, here are a few of my observations: Read more

Financially Empowered Women

March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), it seemed appropriate to write about how women can become more financially empowered. For various reasons, including longer life expectancies, women are more likely than men to be on their own at least once during their life. Yet many women aren’t comfortable managing their personal finances and often defer to the men in their lives to do it for them. Read more

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

January 9, 2018

The beginning of the new year is a perfect time to do some financial housekeeping. Over 44% of Americans set new year’s resolutions and financial goals are among the most popular. Here are some timely ones given events over the past year: Read more

Tanya Steinhofer was Awarded the 2017 Heart of Financial Planning Award

October 9, 2017

Redwood Grove Wealth Management is pleased to announce that Tanya Steinhofer was awarded the 2017 Heart of Financial Planning award by the Financial Planning Association (FPA). The Heart of Financial Planning Award recognizes financial planning professionals, firms and organizations that demonstrate remarkable commitment and passion to contribute or give back to the financial planning community and/or public.

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Is Winning the Lotto All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

September 7, 2017

A Massachusetts woman recently won the biggest lottery prize in US history – $759 million. She did what many lottery winners do and contrary to what most financial planners would advise, which is to quit her job and take the prize as a lump sum of $480 million before taxes, instead of installments over a period of years.

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Do Elections Impact Markets

November 1, 2016

As the US presidential election cycle enters its final days leading up to the election on November 8th, it’s hard to avoid all the “experts” opining on the impact of the elections on the investment markets. Some may wonder if they should somehow change their portfolio in light of election results.

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The Best Student Loan

October 1, 2016

Given the ever-increasing cost of college and that 72% of undergraduates take out student loans to help pay for college, it’s worth understanding the student loan choices.

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