Willow Creek Welcomes Marketing Coordinator to the Operations Team

Willow Creek Wealth Management welcomes Elizabeth Taylor to the firm, in the role of Marketing Coordinator. She has worked as a communications professional for more than 15 years, and she will focus on streamlining and strengthening the firm’s marketing efforts. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Davis, and […]

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New Rules: How the SECURE and CARES Acts Change Your Retirement

The devastation caused by COVID-19 has overshadowed two important pieces of legislation that can affect your retirement. Here is a “cheat sheet” so that you can understand the key points that may relate to your situation. As is often the case with congressional law, the details can be complicated, so you should consult a professional […]

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Be mindful of biases during market volatility to protect your investment portfolio and retirement

Research scientists sometimes refer to the brain’s thought process as having two “systems,” as famously theorized in Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” Both modes of thinking are essential and important in their own right, but they operate quite differently. System 1 is fast, instinctual, and emotional, helping us to make everyday […]

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Separating Market Volatility from the Healthcare Crisis

The stock markets have been a rough ride this year. Once again, pundits and people on the street have wondered if it is “different” this time. In reality, everyone is right. Each of us experiences a crisis from a uniquely personal perspective. But, in terms of your investments or retirement account, it helps to remember […]

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7 Ways a Financial Planner can Improve your Business

According to American College, 60% of business owners don’t consult a financial advisor. Yet the Small Business Administration documented that only 50% of small businesses are still around after five years. Here are some of the ways a professional financial planner can help you beat the odds. Creating and coordinating business and personal goals Most […]

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Thanks to our Willow Creek Clients

A few weeks ago, during the worst of the Coronavirus stock market downturn, we held an all-hands (Zoom, of course) meeting with the staff at Willow Creek.  We wanted to share experiences amongst ourselves and offer support to each other. Each of the advisors had spent the days prior to the meeting reaching out to […]

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Tips & Tricks for Successful Video Conferencing

In the past months, the entire world has realized very quickly that remote work and video conferencing is not the future, it is now. The tragic and far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have become all too clear at this point, but there will also be lasting (and positive) impacts to the ways in which […]

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The Black Swan turns Green

No one had ever seen a swan that was any color other than white before 1697. However, in that year a Dutch explorer sighted a black swan in Australia. Both random and rare, it only takes a single observation to make it valid. Statistician Nassim Taleb applied the concept to the financial world in his […]

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Portfolio Management During a Crisis

Like most of us, you have probably been more focused on the ramifications of the health aspect of the COVID-19 crisis. But, given the media attention on the economics of the Coronavirus, it is natural to wonder if there is something you or we should be doing regarding your investment portfolio. So we thought it […]

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