Teach Your Young Adult Children to Handle Their Finances

California gets an “’F’ when it comes to preparing our children for the real world of money,” says the most recent report by the Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy. The Center graded every state on their efforts to produce financially literate high school graduates, and California scored close to the bottom. There’s just no […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Threats

In light of the increasing number of cyber attacks and data breaches in today’s technology-driven world, it is a good idea to always be mindful of protecting your own personal information when communicating via email or accessing financial websites. To this end, we have assembled the following list of tips to help minimize your risk […]

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Improve Your Financial Health

Blood bath. Frenzy. Sell off. Spooked investors. Wild session. Stocks plunge. Crazy market swings. These are just a few of the sensational phrases the financial media use to describe stock market activity. These phrases are designed to evoke emotions like excitement, anxiety, and even downright panic, and the intention in using phrases like this is to compel the audience to take an action. Whatever action you are urged to take […]

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Tune Out Investing Noise, Tune in Solid Advice

Media outlets are full of daily investing “advice” in the indistinguishable form of facts, opinions, and even advertisement of financial products. Unfortunately, this “advice” often seems so convincing that investors feel the urge to take impulsive action. Often, these actions lead to costly investment mistakes. Here are a few tips to help keep your investment […]

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Rawson Earns CFP Designation!

Rawson Gulick, Wealth Advisor at Willow Creek Wealth Management, recently received her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. Rawson has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and she brings a wide range of expertise to the team at Willow Creek. To learn more about Rawson, visit her bio page: https://willowcreekwealth.com/team/rawson-gulick/ […]

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Commentary: Fall 2019

A Tale of Two Decades: Lessons for Long Term Investors The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that’s drawing to a close, have reinforced for investors some timeless market lessons: returns can vary sharply from one period to another; holding a broadly diversified portfolio can help smooth out the swings; and, […]

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Preparing for a Successful Retirement

If you are within 20 years of retiring, now is the time to start planning so that you can make more informed decisions about your future and be financially and emotionally prepared for one of life’s biggest transitions. Though individual situations vary, these basic recommendations should be considered by anyone preparing for retirement. The sooner […]

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North Bay Business: Interview with Bruce

Are you worried about today’s financial climate? Wealth Advisor Bruce Dzieza said in a recent North Bay Business Journal interview that the key is developing “a plan that you can live with” before “life throws you a curveball.” He also gives tips on finding the right investment strategy, a level of risk you are comfortable […]

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Is Your Homeowner’s Policy Adequate Today?

What is the biggest financial risk you face? People often think of their investment portfolio or 401(k), but your biggest asset may be the equity you have in your home. The catastrophic fires and devastating losses the past few years have refocused homeowners on insurance. Through my personal experience of losing my home in the […]

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Explore Family Charitable Giving Options

Not all of us can be as generous as billionaire Robert F. Smith, whose commencement speech concluded announcing that his family will pay off the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College, nearly $40 million. Yet, we can all make a difference in our own community, at whatever level we can afford. […]

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