Investing

Pet Insurance: Why It Might Be Worth Considering

A recent pet emergency that cost Tanya $9,000 caused us to revisit the topic of pet insurance. As devoted companions, pets bring immeasurable joy and love into our lives. Ensuring their well-being involves not only affectionate care but also thoughtful consideration of their health needs. The average annual cost of dog ownership is $1,270 to [...]

State of the Firm

2023 has been another successful year for Redwood Grove Wealth Management (RGWM). As the new year begins, we’d like to extend our gratitude to our clients, family, and friends for their ongoing trust and support. We consider ourselves fortunate to engage in fulfilling work with clients who are a pleasure to work with. Wrapping up [...]

Redwood Grove Wealth Management LLC (RGWM) Recertified as a B Corp

RGWM is pleased to announce that it recently passed recertification as a B Corp. The firm first became a B Corp in 2019 and is subject to recertification every three years. Our score improved from 81.9 in 2019 to 105.9. RGWM’s score was achieved by answering 186 questions related to Governance, Community, Workers, Environment and [...]

Seizing the Open Enrollment Opportunity

Fall is open enrollment time at most companies. Employees are confronted with many choices that hold sway over their health, finances, and overall well-being. This time allows employees to assess new benefit options while considering whether their current selections align with their evolving life circumstances. Since employees typically have only one chance a year to [...]

Here We Go Again: Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship

With frustrating regularity, the two largest political parties have again been haggling over a debt ceiling increase. In the hyper-polarized environment we find ourselves in, politicians are again using this routine financial maneuver to extort concessions from the other party in exchange for agreeing to raise the debt limit. While it might seem like disaster is approaching, we’ve been here [...]

Making Sense of Health Savings Accounts

Many of us have heard that Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are excellent vehicles to pay for healthcare costs. In fact, according to research compiled by Devenir, as of June 30, 2022, there were about 28 million HSA accounts. Additionally, total funds in HSAs grew to $98 billion at year-end 2021 from $45 billion in 2017. Clearly, the word’s gotten out [...]

Teaching Kids the Magic of Compound Interest with a Roth IRA

As summer comes to an end, many teenagers are flush with cash from summer jobs. If your teenager is in this situation and you’d like to use this opportunity to teach them the magic of compound interest, consider opening a Roth IRA for them. Roth IRAs are a great investment vehicle for kids because the earlier they start saving in a Roth IRA, the longer they have for their money to compound tax-free. Furthermore, kids’ income is usually low enough not to worry about the income limits on contributions that eventually prevent many adults from contributing to a Roth IRA.

Remaining Calm in Times of Uncertainty

After a relatively tranquil and upwardly moving 2021 in the stock market, 2022 is off to a rocky start, further exacerbated by Russia’s historic invasion of Ukraine, which started the worst land war in Europe since World War II. […]

Fortune Favors the Disciplined

After seeing markets close at or near an all-time high in late 2021, 2022 is off to a rough start. Interest rates are set to rise, inflation has been more persistent than initially forecast, Omicron put a damper on the holiday season, new geopolitical risks are looming, and Washington’s Covid stimulus measures appear to be drying [...]

Finding Inflation’s Footing

It seems like people are whispering about inflation everywhere you turn, and it’s for a good reason. Rising prices have the power to eat away at your purchasing power and erode the value of your assets. […]