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Andy is Mackey Advisors personal finance whiz kid. Andy's specialty lies in his ability to help clients craft a financial plan that works for them. He is passionate about helping people create a brighter and more prosperous future.

Tune Out Volatility. You Can Achieve Success Even in the Worst of Times

By | 2018-03-26T21:42:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Investment markets have reared their ugly head since early February.  After a time of prolonged quiet in the markets, investors are back to reacting to the news of the day.  The week of March 18th yielded good economic news, a positive outlook by the Federal Reserve, yet a 5.9% retreat in the S&P 500 due to [...]

Insurance and Why It’s Worth Considering

By | 2018-01-17T20:58:14+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

We have been working with a lot of young couples recently and have had many questions about different types of insurance and how they work.  We thought it was a great opportunity for us all to get caught up on the in’s and out’s of why we have insurance and what our options are. Survivor Needs [...]

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

By | 2017-12-20T20:17:06+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Sally - “If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself – just send money. How about tens and twenties?”  My how the times have changed!  This quote from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is 52 years old this year.  The 1965 holiday classic centered around Charlie as he struggled to find the meaning of Christmas [...]

Simple & Actionable Year-End Tax Tips

By | 2017-10-26T19:54:26+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , |

At Mackey Advisors we are all about taking simple steps to maximize your financial well-being.  Each year some of the most beneficial steps often go unnoticed.  While filing taxes each Spring is important, planning for taxes each Fall is often MORE financially rewarding.  It’s not every day I come across a worthwhile article, however Kiplinger has [...]

Back to the Basics of Savings and Investing

By | 2017-07-19T19:31:10+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

This blog post is going to be about portfolios and asset allocation!  I bet you just thought to yourselves “Wow, what an exciting topic!”  If I have kept your interested thus far, I hope you will keep reading because like our process The Prosperity Experience™, we strive to make investing and investment education fun and interactive.  [...]

Your Ever Changing Future Is No Place For A “Rule Of Thumb”

By | 2017-06-23T16:03:12+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you go to a doctor when you get sick?  Of course!  Do you take your car to the mechanic?  You bet!  This makes it interesting why so many people choose to act as their own financial advisor.  Having 6 different mutual funds might cause someone to brag about how they are diversifying, or perhaps a [...]

Why Planning is Important

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:05+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you have spent any significant time with the Mackey Advisors team, you have probably realized that we sometimes sound like a broken record when it comes to the concept of “planning”.  That is because almost every new client we work with, we continue to reinforce this huge importance. Often that importance is not just placed [...]

Giving Back

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:58+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

We live in a world with thousands of good causes to support every day.  Whether it be a local charity, a friend down on their luck, or that adorable puppy that can’t find a home, there always has been and always will be a need for support.  Thankfully many of us are more than happy to [...]

Importance of Hiring a Fiduciary

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:55+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|

Suitability vs. Fiduciary You have been working hard.  Saving, investing, and dreaming of someday retiring and enjoying the fruits of your labor.  Whether you feel you have done well, or are maybe feeling embarrassment for being under prepared, you take the step to go see a financial advisor for a checkup.  Perhaps like your last visit [...]

Planning Your Financial Future

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:51+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Let’s take a few minutes to discuss personal financial planning – or as we call it Prosperity Planning™.  When we take a step back for a minute it is quite astonishing to think of everything we plan for.  We make plans for dinner, lists for the grocery, and schedules for kitchen duty at the office.  Kids [...]