Willow Creek Commentary – Fall 2020

A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD OF THE US MARKET – AND ITS AMAZING RECOVERY If you were to look at the stock market, one would have a sense the American Economy is having a great year: The S&P 500 index, the most widely followed measure of how large companies are performing in the United States, […]

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Willow Creek Sustainable Investing Launch

For more than 35 years, we at Willow Creek Wealth Management have followed a core philosophy of principled, disciplined investing, always offering sound advice and wisdom to see our clients through the best and worst of times. We are very proud to be a part of the Sonoma County and North Bay communities for more […]

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A Guide to Charitable Giving During a Pandemic

In the span of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic and an earlier than expected start to California’s fire season have impacted every aspect of our communities, including the nonprofit sector. Whether it is health-related, a safety net organization serving the vulnerable, or focused on the arts and education, many nonprofits are struggling. For the seasoned philanthropist […]

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Wealth Advisor Teresa Mitchell’s Lessons from Women’s Suffrage

As we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment last month and mourned the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, I have been reflecting on women’s rights and how they relate to money and investing. In my role as Senior Wealth Advisor at Willow Creek, I have had […]

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Sustainable Investing – Does it Really Make a Difference?

As the world of sustainable investing opens up – as more investment options become available, as more investors become aware of its promise and money flows in – one has to ask the question: does my investment dollar really help to make a difference? Does Sustainable Investing really help bring about change and lead (or force, in some cases) companies to […]

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Investing to Create the World You Want to See

Are you looking for a stronger, more purpose-driven connection with your investments? In today’s climate, everyone is looking to contribute to the solutions needed to make our society work better for more people and the planet. In the past, we relied on public policy or philanthropy to enact these solutions. These are still useful tools, but […]

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Mortgage Refinancing 101: Is Now the Time?

You may have been hearing a lot about mortgage refinancing during the pandemic, and with good reason: the Federal Reserve has dropped interest rates twice to stimulate the economy, which has led to historically low mortgage rates. But if you are considering a refi, you might want to act sooner rather than later. The Government-Sponsored […]

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Advice for Safeguarding Your Wealth Portfolio

We are so proud that Willow Creek Wealth Advisor Rawson Gulick was included in North Bay Business Journal’s 26 views on how to safeguard your wealth portfolio amid coronavirus, economic turmoil. Thank you, North Bay Business Journal, for putting together this wonderful resource filled with great advice for navigating these chaotic times. Rawson Gulick, CFP® […]

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Let’s Keep the Music Going!

Supporting music and music education in Sonoma County have long been priorities for all of us at Willow Creek, and now more than ever, music and art are crucial to our emotional well-being. We are so proud to support Santa Rosa Symphony’s It’s Elementary program, which provides music education for thousands of Sonoma County students […]

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When unexpected things happen to your business: Continuity planning for the coronavirus era

A crisis doesn’t always have negative connotations. It comes from the Greek word krisis, which means “decisive moment.” We are all painfully aware of the dark sides of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there have been positives for many of us too. The disruptive nature of the experience has caused us to reflect and reevaluate what […]

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