Passionate Investing

Passionate Investing

When constructing a retirement portfolio, diversification and asset allocation are key.  I can help with both!  Diversification means not having all your eggs in one basket.  Different classes of assets like stocks, bonds and cash can rise and fall independently of each other.  Foreign stocks and bonds can also act independently of U.S. assets.  We live in a global economy and some exposure to foreign…

Passionate Investing

Let me share my latest adventure with Myiah, my 8-year-old mentee through Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  On Saturday evening, my husband and I picked Myiah up for dinner out and the obligatory detour to Whitey's for post-dinner ice-cream.  She makes a game out of picking a new flavor of ice-cream for dessert every time we visit from Whitey's extensive list.  This trip, it was a "Golden Oldie": bubblegum…

Passionate Investing

With all the new innovations in medical technology, retirees are now enjoying 20, 30 or even more years in retirement.  That's good news on the face of it, but with that fact comes the stark reality that a great many people haven't saved enough to live that long and run the very real risk of running out of money before they die.  I hope it doesn't come to anyone's surprise that Social Security was…

Passionate Investing

I am so blessed, so giving back to my community is very important to me.  My passion is children--especially at-risk children.  I've been mentoring at-risk children in the Quad-Cities for the past 15 years through Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  For the last two years, my "Little" has been Myiah, a beautiful, curious, joyful little girl who is now 8 years old.  Myiah has 10 siblings and her mom is expecting…

Passionate Investing

Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC is a different kind of investment firm because I’m a different kind of financial advisor.  I’m passionate about investing; it’s what I do for fun!  After a full day of work, I jump on my treadmill to watch my cooking shows and then enjoy dinner with my husband.  Afterwards, I don’t watch TV.  Instead, I read the Wall Street Journal cover-to-cover and then read financial…

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