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Jim Gill Contagious Tunes

  We at J SINGLETON FINANCIAL focus the majority of our time on giving thoughtful financial advice to our clients. However, from time to time we find ourselves sourcing additional ways that we can have an impact in our community. We do not claim to be musical geniuses, but this past week our office got […]

Sorting Through the Benefits of Retirement

Take a look at how your retirement benefits can replace your workplace paycheck.

January 30, 2019

Retirement may evoke thoughts of long, relaxing days and free afternoons with your grandchildren. But while this period of unstructured time can be sweet and easy, it also requires doing your due diligence to prepare for a myriad of more practical changes. While you’re planning your retirement, you’ll need to address how your retirement benefits will compensate for your workplace ones. Doing so could help preserve your retirement fund and offer you something more precious than money: security and comfort.

By collaborating with your financial advisor, you can establish strategies to pay for essentials such as healthcare as well as determine income-generating methods to cover your paycheck in retirement. Here are a few topics you’ll want to cover.

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Our Next Graduate!!

January 31, 2019

Over this past weekend, Judy had the pleasure of spending time with Mary (Cece) Florence born to Adam and Emily Janak. Cece is already rocking her Raymond James swag and will be our future graduate. Welcome to the world Cece and congratulations to Emily & Adam!!!

 

Work Hard, Play Hard & Pay It Forward with Judy Singleton By Stephan C Abrams

January 10, 2019

 

J Singleton Financial would like to share with you an interview Judy had the pleasure of doing with Stephan Abrams for The Jackson Hole Connection, a podcast created and inspired by the many stories of the wildly interesting folks connected to Jackson Hole.

Below is a brief description of Judy’s interview with Stephan.

“In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits Judy Singleton. Judy is a entrepreneur, financial planner, world traveler, and a former Yellowstone Parkie. Judy started visiting Jackson Hole on family road trips in the 50s. At the advice of her sister, Judy’s first solo experience out in Wyoming was working a summer in Yellowstone at the Snow Lodge in 1971. In 1984 after opening a successful candy and nut shop in Alabama, Judy decided to take her business up to Teton Village.

Stephan and Judy talk about ambition, hitch hiking, being a Parkie, opening a business, traveling by train, surviving in Jackson Hole, learning new skills, and what motivated Judy to become a financial planner.”

 

Nothing Recedes Like Recession

Read the weekly economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown.

January 4, 2019

Financial market volatility remained elevated in the first few days of 2019, but it’s much more palatable when it is to the upside. Market participants remained concerned about a number of issues (global growth, trade policy, dysfunction in Washington), and fear remains a key factor in the outlook. Whether that fear abates or intensifies will tell the tale.

The employment report is composed of two separate surveys. The establishment survey (which covers 149,000 businesses and about 651,000 individual worksites) generates estimates of payrolls, wages, and hours. The household survey (of some 60,000 eligible households) yields reasonable estimates of the unemployment rate and labor force participation but terrible estimates of the monthly level of employment. The establishment survey covers the pay period that includes the 12th of the month (which can vary from firm to firm). The household survey is taken during the week of the 12th. The December Employment Report included annual benchmark revisions to the household survey data, but this was a very mild revision. The annual benchmark revisions to the establishment survey data (which ties the payroll estimate to actual payroll tax receipts) will be released next month, but early indications from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that this will be a relatively modest revision.

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‘Tis the Season to be Giving

 

December 21, 2018

 

With the holiday season in full swing J Singleton Financial wanted to spread some holiday cheer to the residents and families at Jackson’s local nonprofit, Community Safety Network. CSN supports lasting change in the lives of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

We asked the residents to compile a list of their Christmas wishes and we checked it twice! The JSF team spent one afternoon wrapping the presents with some of us learning to wrap for the first time. Another afternoon was spent as Santa’s elves delivering everything to Andy Cavallaro and the rest of the CSN staff.

The JSF Team is so grateful to be given the opportunity to collaborate with everyone at Community Safety Network and will cherish this memory. We hope we were able to brighten the holiday season for those currently residing at CSN the way they were able to brighten ours!

 

Sincerely,

The JSF Team

 

Raymond James is not affiliated and does not endorse the Community Safety Network.

THOUGHTS ON THE MARKET

RAYMOND JAMES

Fighting Fear with Facts
Larry Adam, CFA, CIMA, CFP, Chief Investment Officer, PCG

Why have the markets been so volatile lately? Chief Investment Officer Larry Adam shares his thoughts about the recent market activity.

December 10, 2018

Good afternoon,

Times of market volatility often bring feelings of apprehension and uncertainty which makes it all the more important to take stock of the underlying market data. The below piece from our Chief Investment Officer Larry Adam does just that.

Thank you,
Judy & Hadyn

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October Gleanings

Making the Most of Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

With open enrollment season upon us, ask yourself a few questions to make sure you’re getting the most from Medicare.

October 4, 2018

Medicare’s open enrollment season is upon us. That means between October 15 and December 7, you are able to make changes to your Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage.

During this time, you can change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan or vice-versa or switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. You can also join a Medicare advantage or Medicare prescription drug plan for the first time or drop your drug coverage completely.

Even if you’re satisfied with your current plan, open enrollment presents a great opportunity to make sure you’re getting the most out of Medicare. Every year you should compare your current plan to other plans in your area in case another plan offers better health and/or drug coverage at more affordable prices.

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How Do College Savings Affect Aid Eligibility?

Learn more about how savings contributions affect your student’s financial aid eligibility.

September 5, 2018

As you save for a child’s or grandchild’s future education, you might wonder what impact that saving will have on their chances of qualifying for financial aid. There are several types of financial aid (federal, state and institutional), but federal aid is the most widely dispersed and is based solely on financial need.

 

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