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What College Grads Need to Know About 401(k)s

What College Grads Need to Know About 401(k)s

Jun 8, 2018 - The sooner you can learn about and start contributing to a 401(k), the more financial freedom you will have when the checks stop rolling in.

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Spring Cleaning? 3 Tips to Clean-Up Your Finances

Spring Cleaning? 3 Tips to Clean-Up Your Finances

Jun 4, 2018 - Our closets, cupboards, outdoor spaces and offices quickly become de-cluttered and re-organized as the new season settles-in…but what about our finances? Here are 3 things you can do to clean-up your finances this Spring.

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3 Investing Myths That Are Holding Millennials Back

3 Investing Myths That Are Holding Millennials Back

Apr 24, 2018 - These 3 investing myths are holding Millennials back and our Chief Investment Officer Matthew Savery is busting them all!

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The Famous "Two Savers" Example

The Famous "Two Savers" Example

Apr 18, 2018 - So, Isaac invests $2,000 per year for 35 years, Caleb invests $2,000 per year for only 10 years, but Caleb ends up with more money? If this baffles you, it’s because you’ve never learned about two key resources in investing: compound interest and time.

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4 Ways to Become a Millionaire

4 Ways to Become a Millionaire

Apr 16, 2018 - Our Chief Investment Officer Matthew Savery breaks down 4 common ways people reach this financial milestone.

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Investing Near New Market Highs

Investing Near New Market Highs

Mar 9, 2018 - New highs in the stock market are not meant to be feared. They are normal and to be expected...

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National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Computer

National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Computer

Mar 9, 2018 - Computers and the internet have changed the way we live our lives. Unfortunately, they’ve also presented new opportunities for identity thieves to get ahold of our information. Make your computer safer and minimize your risk with these tips...

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National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Tax Information

National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Tax Information

Mar 8, 2018 - Tax season is upon us. Unfortunately, so are tax scams. Thousands of innocent people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to these scams. Protect yourself by learning about how the IRS contacts taxpayers and how they don’t...

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National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Financial Information

National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Financial Information

Mar 7, 2018 - It’s not your name that identity thieves are after—it’s ultimately your financial information. This information can take many different forms and there are many different ways it can fall into the wrong hands. Check out these 10 tips for protecting yours...

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National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Personal Information

National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Personal Information

Mar 6, 2018 - Here are some steps you can take to control the amount of your personal information you make available...

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National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Social Security Number

National Consumer Protection Week: Protecting Your Social Security Number

Mar 5, 2018 - Take these 4 easy steps to prevent your social security number from falling into the wrong hands.

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Small Savings In The Big Picture

Small Savings In The Big Picture

Feb 26, 2018 - Is your morning coffee worth $120,000 to you? Our Chief Investment Officer, Matthew Savery, explains compound interest and how small savings, like skipping your daily cup of joe, can really add up over time.

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Dow Closes Down in Biggest Single Day Point Loss Ever

Dow Closes Down in Biggest Single Day Point Loss Ever

Feb 6, 2018 - Don’t you just love the headlines you find in the financial news? The title of this piece came from a headline we found on February 5th after the markets were down significantly for the day. There is no doubt that financial headlines are meant to instill fear and confusion into the minds of investors. Here at M. Griffith, we find them nothing more than amusing.

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Live Below Your Means, Not Within Your Means

Live Below Your Means, Not Within Your Means

Jan 30, 2018 - The only way to get ahead financially is to stay behind your own earnings power. This applies whether you make $10,000 per year or $1 million per year. Furthermore, always save a little more each year. The trick is to increase your savings rates every time you get a raise so you’ll never even notice that you had more money to begin with. Avoiding lifestyle creep can be difficult, but that’s how you build wealth.

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Get The Big Purchases Right

Get The Big Purchases Right

Jan 24, 2018 - We know we shouldn’t be so judgmental but whenever we see $50-$70k SUVs on the road or enormous McMansions the first thing that pops into our financial heads is, “I wonder how much they have saved for retirement?” Personal finance experts love to debate the minutia of brown bag lunches and lattes but the most important purchases in terms of keeping your finances in order will be the big ones — housing and transportation. Overextending yourself on these can be a killer.

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Our Perspective: 1st Quarter Newsletter

Our Perspective: 1st Quarter Newsletter

Jan 22, 2018 - Matthew Savery, Chief Investment Officer, presents his review of the first quarter of 2018.

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Avoid Credit Card Debt Like The Plague

Avoid Credit Card Debt Like The Plague

Jan 19, 2018 - Carrying credit card debt is a great way to negatively compound your net worth.

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Salary is Not The Same as Savings

Salary is Not The Same as Savings

Jan 15, 2018 - Salary is not the same as savings. Your net worth is more important than how much money you make. It’s amazing how many people don’t realize this simple truth. Having a high salary does not automatically make you rich; having a low salary does not automatically make you poor. All that matters is how much you save out of your salary.

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