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Finding Your Bench with Parkside Investments

Finding Your Bench with Parkside Investments

By Parkside Investments
What does it mean to Find Your Bench? If you’re like most people, you probably think it means finding a nice place to sit. For us, Finding Your Bench is less about picking a spot to relax, and more about discovering fulfillment in life. Fulfillment is often seen as the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to our basic needs as humans. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for you to reach this level of serenity unless you have the right people around you. That’s why we created this program. To help our listeners make better informed decisions that lead to better financial outcomes.
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Episode 4: Inflation, Here to Stay?

Finding Your Bench with Parkside Investments

Episode 5: When It Comes to Options
Have you ever been curious about how options work? In this episode of Finding Your Bench, Todd Needlman, Vice President/Equity Derivatives Specialist, explores how options can complement a traditional equity portfolio. 
November 15, 2021
Episode 4: Inflation, Here to Stay?
The late comedian Henry Youngman once joked, “Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars' worth of groceries. Today, a five-year-old can do it.” Fast-forward to 2021 and it’s likely that you wouldn’t even need a bag for ten dollars’ worth of groceries. Unfortunately, food isn't the only item costing more today. Housing, transportation, energy, and many other items are taking a bigger bite out of your wallet because of rising inflation. In fact, in 2021 Americans saw the largest increase in inflation since 2008. In this episode of Finding Your Bench, we speak with Parkside Investments President and Chief Investment Officer, Alan Cole CFA®, to discuss if the recent rise in the cost of living is temporary or here to stay.
October 6, 2021
Episode 3: Demystifying Medicare Coverage
7 out of 10 future retirees wish they had a better understanding of Medicare according to a study by the Nationwide Retirement Institute. That’s a huge number when you realize that health care is often one of the biggest expenses for retirees. So why is it so difficult to understand?  In this episode of Finding Your Bench, we’ve asked Jeff Goldman and Debby Riskind of Goldman and Associates to help demystify Medicare coverage for our listeners. Since 1968, Goldman and Associates has made it their mission to help educate seniors when it comes to their health care options. Listeners will have a better understanding of the four parts of Medicare, identify common gaps in coverage, and also learn more about prescription drug coverage options. With open enrollment right around the corner, this episode is a must listen for Medicare enrollees.  
September 14, 2021
Episode 2: Active vs. Passive Investing, Know the Difference
In 1975, John Bogle, former CEO of Vanguard, introduced us to the index fund. This was an easy way for investors to diversify their money across companies within a given index, such as the S&P 500. Fast forward nearly 50 years and these funds now hold billi… no, trillions of dollars and make up over half of all equity fund assets. These vehicles have skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade, but will the party eventually come to an end? In this episode of Finding Your Bench, John Kearney, Portfolio Manager and Principal at Parkside investments, explores the rise of index investing in today’s markets and offers his thoughts on active vs. passive investment management. 
August 2, 2021
Episode 1: Ignore the Noise and Focus on the Long Term
Do you find yourself checking your investment accounts every day, or panicking every time the market takes a turn? You're not alone. Money can be an incredibly emotional topic for most people but it doesn't have to keep you awake at night. In this episode of Finding Your Bench, Alan Cole and Chris Engelman discuss what it takes to become a long term investor and how making a few small changes may help you finally get some sleep. 
July 19, 2021