Investors today have very complex financial lives. It is not uncommon for an individual or couple to have bank checking accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts (401k, 403b, Roth IRA’s), investment accounts, etc., spread across multiple institutions, multiple platforms and multiple advisors. This situation makes securing a comprehensive financial plan difficult.
One of the biggest challenges in investing is to stay focused and on course. Investors must look at the markets from a historical perspective for broader context, and to better understand why it is important to stay the course during both calm and perilous markets.