A Message for Millennials: Don’t Give Up Hope!

Planning Your Financial Future Can Start Now Discussions surrounding young adults’ prospects for retirement are trending in recent news. Young professionals have gathered online to communally air their current financial grievances and the dismal outlook they share towards their financial futures. According to these online discussions, many young professionals feel … Read more »

Horizon Wealth Advisors Ranked as One of Houston’s Top 10 Wealth Management Firms

We were so pleased to be recognized by AdvisoryHQ as one of Houston’s top financial advisors and wealth management firms in their 2018-2019 ranking of top financial advisors, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), and wealth management firms across the U.S. and U.K.  We were recognized for our proactive approach and responsiveness to each … Read more »

Rainy Days Happen to All of Us: The Importance of Being Prepared by Carrying Umbrella Insurance

The Importance of Being Prepared by Carrying Umbrella Insurance   Benefits of Insurance.  One of the great benefits of insurance is that you can transfer the risk of loss and the cost of litigation to an insurance company, rather than bearing the risks yourself.  Many insurance products are self-evident.  For … Read more »

Older than 70 ½? Making qualified charitable distributions from your IRA could save you money

Qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts have risen in popularity.  These QCDs allow seniors older than 70 ½ to make a direct transfer to charity, rather than taking their required minimum distribution (RMD).  Gifts are allowed (up to $100,000 total) in lieu of or in addition to their … Read more »

New for 2018 – Changes to Itemized Tax Deductions for Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law last year, is just beginning to affect taxpayers with the filing of 2018 tax returns, and many may be pleasantly surprised at the impact these changes will have.  Our limited experience thus far suggests that for many taxpayers, these changes may … Read more »

Plan to Avoid Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Money’s not the only thing, but it sure helps to make other things possible.  A recent article in the Atlantic by author Neal Gabler, titled “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,” describes the financial insecurities and travails of the American middle class.  The lengthy article begins by saying that nearly half … Read more »

On the Horizon Newsletter – Summer 2015

We write our periodic newsletters to address current and ongoing topics of interest for those interested in financial planning, wealth management and investment management. Our summer newsletter provides a discussion of the possible difficulties for fixed income investing in a period of rising interest rates along with our current portfolio … Read more »

On The Horizon Newsletter – Fall 2014

We write our periodic newsletters to address current and ongoing topics of interest for those interested in financial planning, wealth management and investment management. Our fall newsletter provides an expert’s view of the upcoming mid-term elections, Owen Murray’s market commentary, and our views on Bill Gross’ departure from the Pimco Total … Read more »

Long Term Benefits from Delaying Social Security Benefits

Author-blogger, Michael Kitces published a terrific article explaining the benefits and possible costs to people who choose to delay the receipt of social security benefits past their full retirement age.  Our conclusion is similar to the author’s, namely, delaying Social Security Benefits can result in significant long term benefits, with the caveat that the beneficiary … Read more »