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Author archives: Lloyd Sacks

Lloyd is the Managing Director of the Private Client Group at Sacks & Associates. He employs a holistic approach to financial planning and works with clients during the accumulation phase of their working years through the post-retirement distribution phase of their lives. Lloyd’s areas of expertise include investing and asset management, retirement planning and cash flow analysis, tax planning, Social Security benefit claiming strategies and risk management. Lloyd is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional.

The Five Common Mistakes That Hurt Investors

Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to investing and investment strategy, especially when reviewing a track record over a long term period of time. However, some mistakes can be worse than others. Whether you are just beginning to invest for your future or you have been investing for many years, the possibility and risk that your strategy may not pan out always exists. Being able to maximize your returns means being able to recognize what you should and shouldn’t do with your investments and savings. Here are the most common pitfalls and errors that investors should be cognizant of and how to avoid them.

Why You Should Revisit Your Estate Plan

Estate planning is an important, but often times overlooked, aspect of financial planning. Estate plans are used to make sure that an individual’s final property and health care wishes are honored and loved one’s are taken care of in the event of incapacity or after their passing. Estate plans are typically comprised of a variety of legal documents and financial strategies including a will, power of attorney (POA) and health directives, trusts, insurance policies, beneficiary designations, gifting strategies, and projected estate tax liability.

Should You Use a Robo-Advisor?

Technology continues to evolve and change all aspects of our lives—from advances in healthcare that help people live longer, to the imminent arrival of the self-driving car that we often hear about. When it comes to personal finance and investing, robo-advisors, which use algorithms and software to provide automated portfolio management services, and the role that they are filling in the market place is just getting started.

Your Guide to Monetary Gifting this Holiday Season

With the holiday season officially upon us, many of you are probably looking for a gift that could make a difference for a loved one or wondering what you can do to help your community. A monetary gift is a great way to help a family member or friend, or aid a charitable organization in achieving a goal. But before you open your checkbook, it’s important to keep in mind how gifting can fit into your larger financial plan.

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