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10 Tips for Early Financial Independence

As we continue our February FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, it’s important to understand what it takes to achieve early financial independence. Many people mistakenly think that earning a high salary is all it takes, while others may be… Read Now >>

Episode 3: The 10 Highest Return On Investments You Can Make

January 13, 2019

This episode was inspired by some of the most “wealthy” people we know. Their real “wealth” was cultivated by making these investments early on and throughout their life. Find out what these 10 high return on investments are and how… Read Now >>

Episode 2: Financial Health Amidst A “Sick” Stock Market?

January 13, 2019

There’s a virus going around and it’s not just impacting people but the financial markets are feeling sick as well. No one likes to see their portfolios decline but it’s actually a healthy sign of a functioning market. Find out… Read Now >>

Episode 1: Three Steps to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

January 13, 2019

If you have watched or read any of the financial news over the past few weeks, there is no doubt you have heard predictions about an upcoming recession. In this concise inaugural episode of our Sharing the Illumination Wealth podcast,… Read Now >>

The Mindset of a Successful Investor in a Difficult Environment

January 10, 2019

By: Andrew Costello, CFP® Nobody invests money in the stock market to lose money— they invest to get paid for taking a risk with that money. Unfortunately, most individuals who invest in the stock market typically end up with a… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth 2018 Year In Review – By the Numbers

January 7, 2019

Despite the volatility in the financial markets and most asset classes failing to post positive returns in 2018, that did not stop our clients from getting the best returns out of their entire financial life. Here’s some of the most important… Read Now >>

Market Recap

January 7, 2019

By Ben Rinkey What a year 2018 was for the markets. After a great January, the markets sold off, but recovered to new highs in September, only to collapse in the fourth quarter led down by momentum stocks such as… Read Now >>

One Tax Planning Item With BIG Impact for Business Owners

December 6, 2018

Wage Optimization Retirement Plans

Get to Know the Illumination Team: Ben Rinkey

November 13, 2018

Ben joined Illumination in 2014 as our Senior Investment Strategist, bringing more than 40 years of investment experience with him. Prior to joining Illumination, he served as a Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, advising on over $6 billion of fixed… Read Now >>

Mindset & Market Corrections

November 13, 2018

By Matt Rinkey If you watch the financial news (which we don’t recommend) you will hear many reasons for why the market has declined approximately 10% from its peak in early October. Culprits have been assigned to rising interest rates,… Read Now >>

What Would Warren Do?

October 16, 2018