BRIDGING THE GAP
Bridges provide a way to connect one side to another and overcome gaps that would otherwise make it difficult to continue along a smooth journey. Literally, “bridge the gap” means to function as a bridge and connect two points. Here at James River Wealth Advisors, we aim to “bridge the gap” with our valued clients and professional partners through timely and relevant news, insights and commentary from our team. Check back here often to learn in real-time more about how we are helping clients preserve and manage their wealth, or just check in to see what all we’ve been up to!
John Bryan is a grandparent whose granddaughter Angelina has autism. When we connected and I asked him to be a guest blogger on Bridging the Gap, he was all in. The post below is very specific to his experience of learning that his granddaughter had autism, but I found that if you simply take out the word autism, and replace it with “disability” that the feelings and process that he describes were universally applicable.
Inflation, in its simplest definition, is an overall increase in prices and a decrease in the purchasing power of money. If any of you have gone to the grocery store lately and bought a box of cereal, I’m sure you’ve noticed there seems to be a lot less cereal in there for the $5 you spend. That’s inflation at work.
Caregiver stress is a concept easily understood by most people. Many of us have been a caregiver to children, an elderly parent, or perhaps someone with a serious health condition or exceptional need. When we are taking care of someone, we devote long hours and energy to ensuring their health and comfort during a time of need.
Eli’s Village Blog Introduction, Dr. Kathy Matthews, our new Vice President of Family Support & Services Planning at James River Wealth Advisors
Dr. Kathy Matthews grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She completed her Master’s and PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York where she also taught students with special needs from early intervention through high school.
The charitable remainder unitrust is a vehicle that is making a comeback after having gone out of favor. A CRUT is an irrevocable trust that can help you reach your financial goals
If you are embarking in the world of special needs planning, you may have run across the term ABLE account and wonder what that means
China dominated the financial headlines with threats of a renewed trade war coming from the US administration Chinese factory output increased 3.9% in April, while retail sales were down 7.9% year over year for the month.
But once I had Eli and started researching what it meant to be a person with a disability, I realized that he was just that – a PERSON who happens to have a disability.
The COVID-19 cliff has been particularly steep cliff and the downturn has felt more like sky diving without a parachute than paragliding
The Federal Reserve has taken up the role of savior to the economy, standing in the gap to supply whatever liquidity might be needed to keep markets functioning.
A big risk- the risk of relatives or close friends leaving your child or loved one with a disability money to their name directly
If you are a business owner, you may be asking yourself “what will happen to my business if something happens to me?”
If you were to walk into our office and go down the hall a bit, you would find several office rooms filled with team members who help keep JRWA running….but my absolute favorite team member’s room is Eli!
Yesterday the market suffered its worst drop since Black Monday in October 1987. Trading volume was high as signs of panic selling appeared. While we have a difficult six weeks or so ahead, it is a passing event.
The market volatility and Coronavirus uncertainty continue to persist with a direct impact on our daily lives. Be assured, your James River Wealth Advisors team is constantly monitoring how the Coronavirus is affecting the financial markets, your investments, and the health and safety of our clients and our employees.