March 2018

March 2018 If you have been watching the news you may think the world is coming to an end. Is everything spinning out of control: Deficit budgets, trade wars, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea? Also, it doesn’t help that the numbers are so large. We see headlines of -700 points and -400 points along with […]

Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps

Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on March 15th, 2018   Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps Step #1 Emergency Fund Save $1,000 in an emergency fund ($500 if your annual income is under $20,000). Bad things happen to good people, so be ready.   Step #2 Debt Snowball Debt is your enemy. Pay […]

Feelings Can Be Costly

Feelings Can Be Costly Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on March 7th, 2018 In volatile times, human nature can wreak havoc on the returns of investors. When investments under-perform for a short period, people tend to feel discouraged and uncertain, often deciding to take their losses or shift to a style that seems to be […]