John E. Girouard

It’s Time to Get Fiscally Fit

The top New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, spend less, save more and get fit and ...

Should 'We The People' Worry?

In this starkly divided political season, the clients I talk to every day seem to be unanimous. Regardless of party ...

The Meaning of Brexit: It’s Complicated

Every summer, I commute back and forth to the beach, whittling the hours away listening to financial radio shows. In ...

Like Marriage, Financial Planning Is a Team Sport

This month, it is hard to walk down Georgetown’s cobblestone streets and not run into a blushing bride or ...

April 18: Lucky Day for Scammers?

Just imagine robbing a bank on the one day that millions of people have made a deposit amounting to billions ...

A Bunker for Scary Times

Suppose there was a financial instrument — with a track record stretching back 1,400 years — that was so solid that ...

The Big Short and the Long Haul

If you are anything like the hordes of people rushing to see this year’s Oscar-nominated movies, then you have ...

Tax Time — It’s Either You or Your Uncle

Did you know that if you pay $10,000 in taxes this year it could easily amount to over $26 ...

Hitting Delete on Social Security Provisions

The Social Security Handbook has 2,728 separate rules governing benefits. But that’s just the handbook. The Social Security ...

The Retirement Trap

Traditionally, we are taught to work hard, save hard, pay off our mortgage, contribute the maximum to retirement accounts and ...

When the Market Is Volatile, Drop Sails and Row

In October 2007, the stock market reached a high. During the 18-month decline that followed, ending in April 2009, the ...

Student Loans: Bankrupting the American Dream

my children’s student loans are forgiven … if I die. You heard me right. If I take out a Parent ...

Will Greece and China Affect My Portfolio and Why Do We Care?

If you’ve been watching the news lately you have seen China’s stock market fall by a third in ...

Who Does Your Financial Advisor Work For?

Pop quiz: Who does your financial advisor work for? The easy litmus test is to take a look at the ...

Helping Out Our College Grads

Touring my old neighborhood in Logan Circle with my daughter recently, looking for her first one-bedroom apartment without roommates, I ...

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