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Welcome to A New Approach Financial Planning!

How can I create income for my retirement?

Which is best for me - a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

How can I manage my investment risks?

Today's financial questions and decisions can be complex. Getting questions answered and finding information to make smart decisions takes time. Time most people don't have today.

Tom Roberts is a Certified Financial Planner™ who can help you improve your financial situation. As an objective financial planner, we provide information and guidance, so you can make the best choices for your future.

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Why everyone needs to own bonds

Everyone should own bonds or bond-like investments, though you might ask why would anyone want to own bonds at this time? The value in owning bonds is not just for the known rate of income but also to provide a less-volatile rate of return and to provide stability to a portfolio. Providing stability and helping us deal with our instinctual desire to make the wrong moves at the wrong times may have the most value for investors.

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Diversify your investments with cash options

The global investment markets provided another lesson last week on the benefits of diversification and holding some cash. If you have a diversified portfolio, including some bonds and cash, you did not experience as deep a drop in value as in stock markets. As a side benefit, you had the opportunity to buy investments at a discounted price with part of your cash. The nagging question for many investors is that holding cash has a cost when markets are performing well.

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How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect You?

Last week the Federal Reserve Board of Governors indicated they were closer to making the first short term rate increase a reality. The guessing game as to when, and by how much, rates will move may finally be near an end. When interest rates start to reverse their 30 year decline, how will it affect your financial life? The real answer is that no one can be sure since economic and market interactions have changed radically since the last time a directional change occurred. However, you can estimate how you might be affected in specific areas.

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