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Past articles by Ken:

Ken Morris: Your financial plan should plan on inflation

When I entered the financial services industry many years ago, people turned to advisors for investing information because there was no Internet back then. Today, people seek advisors to help sort … → Read More

Ken Morris: Are you financially prepared for a post-pandemic world?

It’s nice to see that people are beginning to come out of pandemic hibernation to travel, visit friends and family, dine out and attend sporting events. I suspect this summer → Read More

Ken Morris: How are you behaving during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many hospital workers to put in long, stressful shifts. By no means am I a medical expert, but the way I see it, there’s never → Read More

Don’t let COVID-19 disrupt your personal and family finances

For most of us, Thanksgiving will be significantly different this week. → Read More

Ken Morris: The lower interest rates go, the more attention you have to pay

We’re just a little past halfway through the year that has changed the way we live. If someone had told me a year ago that I’d be wearing a mask → Read More

Ken Morris: COVID-19 is trying to infect your retirement. Don't let it.

Earlier this month Investor’s Daily published the results of a survey regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Sixty percent of the respondents believed the Covid-19 crisis would have a significant adverse impact → Read More

Ken Morris: The coronavirus pandemic raises a lot of questions

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 virus has changed our lives. Many went from a 30-minute daily commute to a 24/7 non-commute. Some medical personnel are working around the clock while → Read More

Ken Morris: Even after it’s gone, the cost of coronavirus lives on

Last month was the longest month I can ever recall. Minutes felt like hours and days felt like weeks. I’m glad that we’ve finally turned the page from April into → Read More

Ken Morris: A new kind of chaos for April 15

Just prior to the April 15 tax-filing deadline, I would normally be reminding all the filing procrastinators that they’re out of time. My office would be hectic, as clients poured → Read More

Ken Morris: How many clubs are in your golf bag?

Toward the end of March, I received the annual renewal packet from my casualty insurance company. I have a bundled package, which covers property, automobile and excess liability. Skimming through → Read More

Ken Morris: As difficult as coronavirus market shock may seem, it’s time to stay the course

I began my career in the financial services industry in 1979. Since then I have guided clients through a myriad of economic peaks and valleys. → Read More

Ken Morris: Will the coronavirus spread to your portfolio?

When most people hear the term “March Madness,” basketball is what immediately comes to mind. But, as much as I enjoy basketball, March Madness better describes the world’s current mental → Read More

Ken Morris: A financial advisor gets some advice

I recently attended one of the nation’s premier educational conferences for financial advisors. The attendees came from large municipalities and small towns from coast to coast. I’ve always found that → Read More

Financially stressed? Call a financial advisor in the morning

August has been a rough month for most investors. Considering all the red arrows pointing downward on the Wall Street charts and the ongoing parade of unfavorable news, it’s no → Read More

Ken Morris: A financial lesson from Woodstock and the moon landing

Fifty years ago, our family was on vacation at a cottage on Wampler’s Lake in the Irish Hills. I vividly remember watching our astronauts land on the moon. This year, → Read More

Ken Morris: If only the government managed finances as well as you

Most mornings I’m up and out of the house before the 7 a.m. news. But on the eve of the Mueller testimony, I stayed home. I knew Mueller would be → Read More

Financial planning is much more than just doing the math

As a youngster, I was taught that “If you can’t say anything nice about a person, simply keep your mouth shut.” Respect was the norm, not the exception. People who → Read More

Is the cost of education worth the price?

Early in my career, a local politician invited my wife and me to dinner. Naturally, I was a bit hesitant, but I did accept. As you might expect, he suggested → Read More

Ken Morris: Don’t worry about the wall. Climb it.

The July Fourth celebrations began on the Detroit River in late June and continued into the wee hours of the morning of July 5. As spectacular as the fireworks were → Read More

Ken Morris: Invest like you’re on vacation

With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, we’re in prime time for summer vacations. Several studies have projected that most people will spend the equivalent of three weeks’ → Read More