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Feeling Like a Fish Out of Water


As the 2016 election approaches, immigration is being brought up more than ever. But the issue is nothing new, and will still be around long after the next U.S. President is elected. Some have viewed immigration as a concern since the French, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish settled in America back in the late 16th century,…

Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation


A generation gap exists whenever different age groups interact, but never are the differences more evident than when parents are in the process of raising teenagers. There are a plethora of factors that differentiate generations — communication mediums, interests, values, work ethic — and the list goes on and on. Psychologists say the divide between…

You Might Be Overdue for a Leadership Shakeup


In September, a celebrated visit from Pope Francis made quite an impression on Americans. During a political era when discussions of both church and state are increasingly divisive, somehow the Argentinian leader of the Catholic Church grabbed attention from every end of the spectrum for his message of unity and cooperation. In many ways, Pope…

Young Adults Left Waiting on Post-Recession Employment


Underemployment is a problem that has been particularly difficult on recent college graduates, but its effects are felt by all demographics. Although the unemployment rate is down, you could say we have the most well-educated bartenders and busboys in history. The World Economic Forum found that most college-educated workers took jobs in low-earning industries between…

SHP Financial Video: Market Volatility – How to Reduce the Impact on Your Retirement


Has this month’s market volatility made you feel a little uneasy?  Watch the quick video below with SHP Financial Co-Founder, Matthew Peck, CFP®.   Matt discusses the recent market volatility, the impact it can play on your retirement, and the steps you can take to alleviate it.

What Role Can you Play in the National Economy?


Thanks to our nation’s growth in employment levels, low gas prices and stability in the real estate market, it was expected that consumer confidence would remain steady. Instead, the index measuring consumer confidence dropped to its lowest mark of the year, from 91.1 in August to 85.7 in mid-September. So, what gives? Some experts believe…

Women and the Process of Retirement Planning


Planning for retirement income shouldn’t stop just because you retire. It’s a process, much like raising children and pursuing a career. You learn, you implement, you make mistakes, you seek advice. So whether you are already retired, nearing retiring or thinking about it as an abstract concept many years away, we can help you engage…

SHP Financial Casino Night 2015


SHP Financial held their first-ever Casino Night on October 2, 2015 at the Plymouth Yacht Club. The event was a huge success and loved by all who attended. This event is a part of SHP Financial’s new Client Referral Program – fun social events where Clients can feel comfortable to bring family or friends who they think…

The End of the Material World?


In the 1980s, Madonna sang about being a material girl living in a material world. Following the economic slump of the 1970s, the ’80s came to be known as “The Decade of Excess,” featuring a sustained period of low unemployment and strong economic growth. It was an era of big hair, big shoulder pads and…

Gaining Interest in the U.S. Economy


The Federal Reserve doesn’t just raise interest rates on a whim. While a steady economy and improving unemployment rates have many convinced a rate hike is in order for the United States, there is plenty of reason for the Fed to play it safe before issuing an increase. Some say low interest rates have helped…


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