The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself.

- Benjamin Graham

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Clare Market Investments, LLC, is a cutting-edge, technology-savvy, registered investment advisor and financial planning firm. We construct customized financial plans to serve as a blueprint for our clients' financial lives and to properly manage risk. In this fast-moving, data-driven world, we employ the latest technology to stay ahead of the market and to maximize risk-adjusted portfolio returns. 

 

 

Having a financial plan can give you the confidence to invest with your entire financial picture in mind. Affordable, accessible, and online, our self-guided, digital planning tools are backed by expert advice so you can begin building your financial future with the personalized support you need.

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Investment Management

As your trusted advisor, our job is to help you address the complexities of today's marketplace with professional guidance, a disciplined process, proper resources and unceasing vigilance. It is our privilege to offer you this kind of service because in your busy life, you have better things to do than spending the kind of time it takes to keep up with the markets.

Financial Planning

We believe that working with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM affords our clients the highest level of competency, ethics and professionalism in the industry. The CFP® professional puts the client’s interest first, providing financial planning services only in the best interest of the client - a “fiduciary” standard.

Wealth E-Organizer

Helping clients organize their financial life with a customized digital wealth management portal: A dynamic offering that consolidates assets, tracks cash-flow, spending and savings, and providing online workshops, videos, and articles to educate how important financial decisions will impact their future. 

Blog

Financial Missteps to Avoid

By Keith A. Rhodus on Aug 17, 2018

While so much of personal finance is common sense – don’t spend more than you make, don’t buy a house you can’t afford, start to invest money while you’re young, many young people today enter the workforce fresh out of college, with a boatload of student loans, and with no clue how to properly manage their money.

The truth is that many young adults struggle out of college, finding themselves further in debt in just a few years’ time, simply because they’ve never been taught how to manage their finances properly. While some high schools and colleges are beginning to offer financial management classes, these classes are usually voluntary, so many students don’t take them.

Fortunately, there are many things that 20-somethings can avoid (and one thing they can do) to create a debt-free, financially sound lifestyle.

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401(k) Basics

By Keith A. Rhodus on Aug 14, 2018

As a retirement plan, 401(k) plans currently outpace the competition, with more than 54 million Americans participating in a 401(k) plan, and nearly 550,000 plans offered.

Employer sponsored, 401(k) plans are by far the easiest mechanism for workers to get started saving for retirement. And because there is typically an employer match for contributions up to a certain percentage, workers can end up leaving a significant amount of money on the table if they choose to forego participating in the company 401(k) plan.

While most employers will provide employees with information on annual contribution levels and the employer match, there are many things that you should be aware of if you’re planning on contributing to your employer’s retirement plan.  Here are just a few:

1. In 2018, you can elect to defer up to $18,500 from your paycheck directly into a 401(k) account.  If you’re over 50, you’re eligible to contribute an additional $6,000 per year, bringing your yearly maximum to $24,500 in a calendar year.

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401(k) vs. IRA

By Keith A. Rhodus on Aug 13, 2018

As the go-to investment option for most companies and their employees, 401(k) plans provide many benefits to plan participants, including deferment of taxes, the likelihood of an employer match, and a high maximum allowable for annual contributions.  But for those that are self-employed, or whose employer does not offer a 401(k), a traditional or Roth IRA is an option.

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