Ask the Expert

Achieving your financial goals requires expert insight, so engaging a wealth management firm to provide guidance is a great step in the right direction. Solana Beach wealth management firm Hall Private Wealth Advisors’ (HPWA) Founder and Managing Director Russell Hall shares his thoughts on the matter and what sets his firm apart.

Financial Intimacy 
in Your Marriage

On Valentine’s Day, most men think their wives want flowers, chocolate and romance. Well, of course they do – especially the chocolate! But women also desire intimacy with their partners…and not just in the physical kind of way.

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you thought about your new year’s resolutions? Maybe you vow to increase the frequency of your gym visits or eat healthier? While many of us focus our resolutions on becoming physically fit, as a divorced woman, one of the most important resolutions you can make is to become financially fit. Make it your goal to be clear about your…

Getting Through the Holidays

With the 2016 holiday season here, most of us look forward to spending quality time with our families and loved ones. But for some couples, this time of year may be filled with disappointment, anger, and financial anxiety. Statistics show more people file for divorce in January than any other month of the year.

Greater Financial Freedom with Reverse Mortgage Loans

For retirees who didn’t save enough to finance a long-lasting retirement, or for homeowners who want more financial freedom, a reverse mortgage loan could be the solution. It is a great way for homeowners aged 62 and older to convert their home equity into a liquid, tax-free asset without being burdened by monthly payments.

Homegrown Wall Street Finance

When you hear the term Wall Street, it conjures images of New York City, Lower Manhattan, and the Financial District. But the power and might of Wall Street stretches all across our vast country. All the major stock exchanges are now fully computerized in this digital age. One no longer needs to be present on the floor of the New…

Working While You Travel

Summer travel means summer vacation, at least to most people. But, for some, it can mean a combination of vacation and work. Back in the 90s and early 2000s, with broad expansion of the Internet, mobile phones, and laptop computers, more and more of the deskbound workforce were given the green light to work from home. People opened up small…

Real Men Invest in Dividend Paying Stocks

Whether you are an experienced stock investor, or a novice seeking to learn about the mysteries of Wall Street, here is one powerful suggestion I would make to anyone who asks about sound stock investing. I urge serious long-term investors to anchor their stock investment portfolios with dividend paying stocks. We all know that our local shopping centers try to…

Your Retirement is Your Home

Our homes are our security, our safekeeping, and come into play when we retire. When “home” and “retirement” are used in the same sentence, people usually envision a planned community in sunny climes, driving around in golf carts, dinner at 4:30 p.m. and grandchildren coming to visit for the holidays. Our home, at any age, represents our level of comfort.…

Is There an ‘Art’ to Stock Market Investing?

Investing in stocks is not a science. It’s very subjective. But does that make it an ‘art’? A key question I pose in my book, Customize Wall Street, for buyers of stocks to ask themselves, is: “Am I an investor, or am I a speculator?” No matter how you respond to the question, the process of selecting stocks and mutual…

Love in the Air

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, and love in the air, I often feel I have a “love affair” with the stock market. My problem is that it doesn’t always love me! For those who follow stocks, 2016 began with a lackluster experience for most of 2015 in the stock market. The general market as represented by both the Dow…