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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version with this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AS SEEN IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF THE CURRENT HUB August 21st marked the longest-running S&P 500 rally, followed in mid-September, by the ten-year anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis. Tariffs and trade war threats remain wild cards...

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AS SEEN IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE CURRENT HUB With Halloween approaching many of our children are busy planning their costumes. The fun of changing your identity for one day a year is something we’ve all experienced. For...

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

On October 3rd, Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors announced the winners of Odyssey's Favorite Teacher's Contest. Check out our facebook post! A BIG congratulations goes to... 1st Place: Kathleen Petka, George Walton Comprehensive...

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

An analysis of US-based mutual funds shows that only a small percentage of funds have outperformed industry benchmarks after costs—and among top-ranked funds based on past results, only a small percentage have repeated their...

 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

AS SEEN IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE CURRENT HUB If you read our August column, “When a Teacher Lights a Spark”, you read the first-hand account of Robert’s experience as a parent – hoping his son would develop...

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

As seen in the August issue of The Current Hub My love of personal finance runs deep. It was something I hoped to pass down to my children (along with my unwavering allegiance to the New York Mets). While my son does indeed love...

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors is excited to announce Odyssey’s Favorite Teacher Contest! We are reaching out to members of our local community asking you to nominate teachers you think are awesome! Why? Because these unsung...

 

Monday, July 16, 2018

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Are you a retiree either approaching or in the thick of required minimum distributions (RMDs)? Do you have a parent who is age 70 1/2 or older? If you are or you do, keep reading… For retirees with qualified retirement accounts,...

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

This month, we will explore the different types of communities retirees are considering moving to, from assisted living to continuing care retirement communities, and the financial implications associated with each option. Retirement...

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in the March 2018 Edition of Odyssey NexGen Newsletter. Curious about Odyssey's NexGen program? Email [email protected] to learn more. If you're in your 20s, you will, at some...

 

Monday, May 14, 2018

We recently had a discussion with clients who were contemplating where and how they would live out their remaining years. The conversation turned to the concept of “aging in place”, which means at their home, but we also...

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in the March 2018 Edition of Odyssey NexGen Newsletter. Curious about Odyssey's NexGen program? Email [email protected] to learn more. A new year often brings about new...

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Trying to select a financial advisor is complicated. The sheer number of choices and titles are bewildering and complex, and the quality of the advice you receive can literally make or break your family’s fortune. Who can you...

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

The first few months of 2018 have certainly started off with a bank. After a year of placid markets, we've seen volatility come back. In the 9-year bull market run for the S&P 500, the index has experienced 5 separate "corrections" of...

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Interest Rates are climbing across the board. What does this mean to you? How will it cost you, or more positively stated, how can you benefit? Since interest rates impact your finances in many ways throughout your life it’s...

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

This month we complete our 10 financial best practices to jump-start the new year with tips #6 -10 to help energize your personal wealth management efforts. You can see tips #1-5 online at www.thecurrenthub.com/jumpstart. Let’s...

 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is a wrap, one of the best presents you can bestow on yourself and your loved ones is the gift of financial preparation for 2018. Want to get a jump-start? Over the next two months we will provide you with...

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Meaningful Conversations about Money Jump-Start Your New Year By Robert Fezza and Steve Siders Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is a wrap, one of the best presents you can bestow on yourself and your loved ones is the gift of financial...

 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Odyssey’s 13th Annual Holiday Outreach: Our 2017 beneficiary was Stand Up for Kids, a national non-profit based in Atlanta. Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors, in partnership with their generous clients, provided gift cards and...

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

When your parents retired, they probably didn't think too much about Social Security. They just went to their local office as soon as they turned 65, or maybe 62 if they retired early, and applied for benefits. They probably took their...

 

Friday, November 24, 2017

We’re not huge fans of seeing stores selling Christmas decorations in July, but maybe they are on to something. Have you planned how much you will spend over the holidays and (more importantly) will you stick to that budget?...

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

We assume you have heard about the Equifax security breach announced on September 8, but the question is - have you taken action to protect yourself? You need to assume your information is public, and quite possibly in the hands of bad...

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Americans are paying more for their medical bills than ever before as health care costs continue to rise by large percentages. You’ve probably experienced this yourself! With these cost increases, it is easy to wind up with...

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The saying, “it’s never too early to begin saving for retirement,” holds true at any age, even for kids in high school. In fact, if your teen has a summer or part-time job, now is a great time to talk to them about...

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It’s peak season for vacationing, and many of you already have or will be heading to the beach or mountains this summer. It’s what we do when it’s hot in HOTlanta. But here’s the question: Are any of you...

 

Monday, June 5, 2017

My mom received a call a few months ago saying she had to update the version of Microsoft Windows she was using; that security risks with the current version could be fixed if she simply provided her credit card number. Thank God she...

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

“…In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Franklin’s words ring true, especially now in the current state of rising geopolitical uncertainty: Brexit,...

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dear Investor, Your financial adviser can no longer provide you with investment guidance...We will be moving your account to a self-directed platform…We can no longer hold the products we recommended to you in your IRA…...

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Once tax season is here, it may be too late to implement some very helpful tax saving strategies. At Odyssey, we keep our client’s “pay-triotic duty” top of mind by engaging in tax-wise investing and financial advice...

 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

It’s February now, and President Trump has officially been sworn into office. Executive orders have already been signed and Congress is moving swiftly to make changes to current laws. So we understand that you may be asking - how...

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year! And with it come the New Year’s resolutions. What is on your list? Do you want to potentially save some big bucks this year? Here’s how. Get healthy! That’s right. By shedding a few excess pounds and...

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Our 2016 beneficiary was Homestretch, based in Roswell, GA. Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors was pleased to provide supplies and donations to HomeStretch, a Roswell based charity that offers hope – helping local homeless...

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

As a new year approaches, we’re prompted to think towards the future with resolutions of getting organized, doing better, exercising more, and worrying less. But why wait for the New Years’ countdown to act on these...

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

It feels like summer just ended, but Halloween came and went, and the Holidays are fast approaching. No wonder we feel we can’t find the time to take care of things we need to do. So, before you eat too much turkey and sweet...

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It’s election season, which means the bumper sticker battles are in full swing. Usually, bumper stickers on cars highlight whom the driver supports. I say usually because while driving in Roswell recently, I saw one that was...

 

Monday, September 5, 2016

If we told you that 59% of Georgians lack a rainy day fund that covers three months of expenses in case of job loss or sickness, would you believe us? Would you agree there may be a problem if 19% of GA households spent more than they...

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Are you an investor? We sure hope so, as it is the BEST way to build wealth to fund your retirement goals. We also realize it’s not easy. It takes time, knowledge, patience, and a disciplined approach. Everyone CAN do it, but not...

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

It was the Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Does life sometimes feel complicated or overwhelming? What was the root cause? Was it regarding your career...

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s) are more common these days since the Affordable Care Act is causing health insurance premiums to increase substantially. When used in conjunction with high deductible health insurance plans they...

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

With a combined 35 years of experience providing personal financial advice, we know what people mean when they say they are confused. We have heard far too many stories about the experiences they have had trying to get it right. Life...

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

According to the IRS, 8 out of 10 people will get a tax refund this year with the average being about $2,800 per check. Maybe you’ve already received yours?!?! It is tempting to splurge and have fun with a refund but remember;...

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

My father died almost four years ago, in April 2012. It came after several years of care giving, doctor’s visits, and ultimately a couple of weeks in the hospital and a few days in a nursing home. He was diagnosed with...

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Yogi Berra may have said it best, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Did you see it coming? Many people didn’t. We’re talking about the not so Happy New Year stock market selloff -...

 

Monday, January 25, 2016

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ready or not, the New Year is here, so let’s make 2016 the best year yet! We wish you a very happy New Year and hope you enjoyed the many local festivities this past Holiday season. We look forward to continuing our meaningful...

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors is pleased to provide supplies and donations to Senior Services North Fulton in support of their Meals on Wheels for Pets program. This is Odyssey's 11th Annual Holiday Outreach in support of local...

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

One could say that if we are “wise” then increased knowledge leads to improved behavior… or does it??? When was the last time you decided – this is it! Based on what I know (knowledge) I’m going to make a...

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Since Thanksgiving dinner will be on the table sooner than we realize, we thought it appropriate to address how your financial freedom is directly linked to the level of gratitude you have about life. This was spurred on by a reader...

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pop quiz. What does the number 168 represent? Any idea? This is how many hours there are in a week. Now think of another number - the amount of money you earn each week. Got it? Time and money. These are the primary (and limited)...

 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

We’ve all heard stories about the pro football player (pick any sport) who signs a huge contract worth millions of dollars - as a high draft pick, as a free agent, or to extend his contract. We’ve also heard many updates...

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Have you ever read a newspaper headline, a doomsday book, or heard a TV pundit spouting about the “crisis of the moment?” Were you fearful? Did you feel as though you should “do something” to react to the...

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What is a college degree worth to you or your child? Asked another way; is the cost of college worth more or less than the expected income potential over your career? This is another topic that begs for a meaningful family conversation...

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

What do you do when life takes an unexpected turn? Do you have a plan or do you react? We all live life with good intentions, but when we face a rough patch we sometimes make choices that start us down the wrong path, or maybe we never...

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

As consumers we face a multitude of ways we can purchase products and services. Buying shampoo? Easy. What about your last car purchase? A little more complicated, right? You probably talked to some friends, took a test drive and of...

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

When the topic of financial planning is discussed most people focus on money, with good reason of course, but the conversation doesn’t have to end with our financial capital. How much do I have? How do I spend it? How much should...

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Odyssey's latest white paper - Investing Lessons from the Last 15 Years - is now available! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Centuries ago mathematicians figured out the shortest path between two points is a straight line. In life we often make plans that, in the beginning, may seem straightforward, but along the way encounter a multitude of ups and downs...

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

If you look around your circle of friends, neighbors, and co-workers, you may sometimes have a tendency to compare yourself to their circumstances and try to keep up. If you expand that circle to a broader population – maybe...

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The latest Odyssey Newsletter is here! You can access the digital version at this link. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

 

Monday, January 5, 2015

According to a 2014 Federal Reserve report, “many households are not adequately prepared for retirement”. The report states that 31% of non-retirees have no pension and haven’t saved a dime for retirement. Even...

 

Monday, December 15, 2014

With support provided by their generous clients, Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors was able to provide supplies and donations to the Child Development Association for their 10th Annual Holiday Outreach. They asked their clients to...

 

Friday, December 5, 2014

We are well aware of the “busy-ness” the next 4 weeks will bring, but if you could take the time to make just one small change before the end of the year – something that would benefit you long term - would you do it?...

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Last month we introduced our new column with a suggestion – that you sit down with the person(s) closest to you and have a meaningful conversation about your money, financial goals and passions. If you did, congratulations!...

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

“Do you have a minute?” When you hear those words, especially from someone close to you, you know you’re in for more than just a discussion about what to have for dinner. Usually it means the person wants to talk...

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors just completed their 9th Annual Holiday Outreach choosing to help Foster Care Support Foundation this year. They asked their clients to help change the lives of foster children this Holiday season...

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

We should all count our many blessings at Christmas time, and this year is no different. Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors announced their 8th Annual Holiday Outreach a few weeks ago asking their clients to help change the lives of a...

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 has been a year of ups and downs; in the stock market, the economy, and politics in Washington, D.C., but one thing remains constant – the clients and staff of Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors remain committed to making a...

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Seven families from the Homestretch holiday program will have bigger smiles on their faces this Holiday season as a result of the generous donations of Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors and their caring clients. "We know there are...

 

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Roswell Current (December 23 - January 6 2009/10) included an article about the generosity of the clients of Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors. The total dollars raised was over $2100 along with a trunk full of toys. We're...

 

Monday, December 15, 2008

We thank our clients once again for your amazing response in support of this year’s cause, The Drake House, located here in Roswell, GA. Similar to last year (see below) your outpouring of kindness and generosity is sure to last...

 

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Roswell Beacon (January 10, 2008) included an article on the story of how our clients extended support to the men and women of our U.S. military. We received a thank you letter fromBen Fowler, 1Lt, USAF who inspired us to make it...