Andy Pulsfort

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About Andy Pulsfort

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.

Will the Paris Attacks Effect My Economic Future?

By |2015-11-20T14:16:13+00:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

I have gotten a few questions over the last week or so about the impacts the events on November 13th in Paris might have on our investments. Hopefully this piece will help paint a clearer picture of things if you have had questions or concerns.   Most of us watched news coverage of the multiple terrorist [...]

Make Market Volatility an Opportunity

By |2017-05-09T22:13:37+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Up until this summer, markets (especially the United States) had been on a steady increase for over 3 years. It was a great time to be an investor and the continued climb brought optimism, eased the fears of the Great Recession and encouraged new investment.   Now with markets in an official correction, the fear is [...]

Back to School & Back on Budget

By |2017-05-09T22:13:35+00:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As summer draws to a close and kids get back to school, it’s a good time to dust off our personal finances.  You aren’t alone if summertime has had you paying less attention to your bottom line. For many folks it’s not uncommon to get a bit out of touch with spending. Vacations, trips to the [...]

Greece, China, Interest Rates! What is an Investor to do?

By |2015-07-20T21:43:59+00:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Let’s take a few minutes this month to talk about portfolios and asset allocation. I bet you just thought to yourselves “Wow, what an exciting topic!” Maybe not, but with all the news dominating markets this summer, I think it’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves of some very wise investment rules and strategies.   If you [...]

An Often Overlooked, but Important Process… Year-End Tax Planning

By |2017-05-09T22:13:31+00:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

As the year begins to unfold we gain a clearer idea of how things will be shaping up relative to annual income and expenses. From year to year things can change, and it is important to know and understand how these changes can affect your income tax outcome. Year-end tax planning is a way to be [...]

Beyond Life Insurance – The Safety Net You & Your Family May Need

By |2017-05-09T22:13:29+00:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Insurance is used to minimize the financial impacts of unpleasant events that can occur in a family’s life, so it’s no surprise that some folks become guarded and nervous when it comes time to talk about it. The combination of an unpleasant topic and an industry that is dominated by commissioned salespersons can rightfully be unnerving. [...]

Miss our Economic Update Webinar? Download now!

By |2013-10-30T13:12:34+00:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Did you miss our 3rd Quarter Economic Update? Don't fret, a free download is available now!   Overall, the U.S. Economy continues to improve but at a very slow pace.    Leading indicators, while somewhat mixed, point to modest economic strengthening.  Gains were fairly widespread especially for manufacturing orders.  Unemployment claims were also positive in August and, [...]

Ideal vs. Acceptable

By |2017-05-09T22:12:35+00:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Mackey Advisors™ we do some things a bit differently than the rest of the financial world.  Prospective clients are looking for financial advice they are encouraged not to show up to our office with briefcases bulging with investment statements and tax returns.  Numbers are numbers and too often they bring on feelings of fear and [...]