Words of Wisdom in the Wake of the Election

electionThe 2016 Presidential election will surely go down in history as one of the most volatile, yet ground breaking events of the new millennium. We saw history in the making with the first female candidate for President and the first candidate without previous political experience or military experience. It has been an election that has left the country sharply divided and unsure of the future.

No matter what your opinion of the outcome, we wanted to offer some advice for investors as they consider what it might mean for their financial future. The first thing we want to say, is if you are doing the right things, then stay the course for the long-term. We don’t know how this new administration is going to play out; however, panicking because you are concerned about the results of an election is not a viable financial strategy.

Despite anyone’s political leanings, it is very likely that we will see some movement in getting legislation through the Congress and the White House. Some may not like the “progress” that will be made, but we do expect to see some things getting done – for better or for worse.

About Objectively Speaking

Tom Batterman, founder of Vigil Trust & Financial Advocacy and Financial Fiduciaries, LLC is in the business of representing the best financial interests of his clients. Having provided objective, fee-only financial management services for over two decades, he specializes in managing the investment and related financial affairs of individuals and mutual insurance companies who do not have the time, interest or expertise to manage such matters on their own. As an objective, unbiased professional who takes on a fiduciary responsibility to his clients, he guides clients to the financial decisions they would make themselves if they had years of training and experience and the time and expertise to fully research and understand all of their options. Founded in 2010 as an outgrowth of Vigil Trust & Financial Advocacy, Financial Fiduciaries, LLC is a financial management solution for individuals and mutual insurance companies who recognize they do not have the time, interest or expertise to properly attend to their financial matters on their own. While there are many financial “advisors”, most of them have investment products to sell and the “advice” they provide is geared toward getting their clients to engage in a purchase. As one of the rare subset of advisors known as “fiduciary advisors”, Financial Fiduciaries does not sell any investment product so its guidance is not compromised by conflicts of interest which plague ordinary advisors. Prior to his employment in the financial industry in financial advocacy and trust positions, he worked at a private law practice in the Wausau area in the areas of estate planning, tax, retirement planning, corporate organizations and real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW-Madison Law School and has during his career held Series 7, 24 and 65 securities licenses. A longtime resident of the Wausau, Wisconsin Area, Tom is active in the community. He enjoys golf, curling, skiing, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.
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