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Why This Week Matters to You: Stocks Consider Their Steady Move Up as Impeachment Moves to the Senate

Impeachment Last week, the House of Representatives made the impeachment of President Donald Trump official. The vote was made almost exclusively along party lines, with only two Democrats voting against impeachment. One Democrat, presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, decided against voting for or against, instead opting to vote ‘present’. The proceedings will now move to the […]

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Why This Week Matters to You: Make or Break Week for Stocks Looms as Blowout Jobs Data Provides a Tailwind

Blowout Jobs Report Friday brought good news for markets, as the labor market strengthened in November. The Labor Department reported 266,000 jobs added in November vs. 180,000 forecasts by economists. That was the fastest job growth since January and the unemployment rate once again dipped to 3.5%, a 50-year low. If you include revisions from […]

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Why This Week Matters to You: Impeachment Hearings Begin Amid Mixed Economic Data, Surprise Trump Announcement and Hong Kong Protests

Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Officially Begin Last week marked the beginning of the House impeachment inquiry hearings against the President. Thus far, Republicans are coming out strongly in opposition to the hearings, while Democrats are insisting true impeachment hearings begin as soon as possible. Last week, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified as part of the hearings. Yovanovitch […]

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Why This Week Matters to You: Trade, Hong Kong Adds Uncertainty to an Uncertain Market

Trade Turbulence Investors are getting mixed signals from trade, making short-term stock moves volatile. Although last week finished positive, investors were left confused about trade. While the overarching theme seems to be positive, the week began with the US and China agreeing to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods, per Bloomberg. “In the past […]

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about the authors

Jake Falcon, CRPC  


Founder and CEO
Wealth Advisor

Jake began his career in the financial services industry in 2006. He enjoys creating content that educates individuals on the differences amongst financial professionals.

Jake also like speaking/writing about complex strategies in language non-financial professionals can understand. In his free time, Jake enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and traveling with his wife, Rachel.  

Cory Bittner, CRPC  


Co-Founder and COO
Wealth Advisor

Cory began his career in the financial services industry in 2010.

He enjoys promoting a message that financial planning doesn’t need to be overly complex or intimidating.  Cory also enjoys educating subscribers on the many options available to individual investors.

In his free time, Cory enjoys playing tennis, reading, and spending time with his wife Cassie.  

James Lewis, CFP®  


Wealth Management

James began his career in the financial services industry in 2015.

He enjoys researching and educating on a broad arena of financial topics.  James also is passionate about helping millennial clients prepare their financial futures.

In his free time, James enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending Sporting Kansas City games, and traveling.  

Jesse Wilkins  


Associate Director
Investment Analyst

Jesse began his career in the financial services industry in 2018.

His primary area of focus is researching and writing about capital markets.  Jesse is constantly studying and discussing the economy which helps our team make sound investment decisions for our clients.

In his free time, Jesse enjoys watching English Premier League Soccer, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  

Matt Johnson, CTS™  


Associate Director

Financial Planning


Matt is responsible for identifying tax planning opportunities for our clients. He evaluates the details of each financial plan to maximize the tax efficiency. This helps separate our practice from others as he identifies strategies other financial planners may overlook.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Kansas. Matt also holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses. He was recently awarded the only nationally recognized tax designation, CTS™ (Certified Tax Specialist™). This designation focuses on personal income taxes and methods to reduce tax liability.

In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf, fishing and keeping up with the Kansas Jayhawks.