Are the markets weird right now?

November 6, 2023 | Investing

Zak Lutz here, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at LifeGuide. I was talking to a client the other day about how stocks and bonds are both going down right now, making this an unusually challenging investing environment. And they asked me, “The markets seem really weird right now…why are things going down if the economy […]

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Local organizations making a Kingdom impact

December 24, 2020 | Impact

We created the LifeGuide Impact Fund in 2014 as a way to support local non-profit organizations making a positive and lasting impact. As we look ahead to 2021, we wanted to take a moment to highlight just a few of the incredible organizations we’ve been honored to walk alongside this past year: New Life Community […]

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Moving to virtual-only appointments for the fall and winter

November 24, 2020 | News

As COVID-19 cases rise sharply, we want to do our part to keep our clients and team safe. For the time being, we will only be offering virtual appointments.  Members of our team have been working remotely and holding virtual client meetings since March without missing a beat. In the event of a mandated shutdown, […]

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Investing through chaos: How to survive an election season

October 13, 2020 | Investing

Oh boy! Today, we’re diving in headfirst! That’s right. We’re talking about the upcoming presidential election in November!  More specifically, we want to ask: How should we be responding to this period of uncertainty? What effects might the election have on our portfolios? Recently, LifeGuide managing partner, Doug Denlinger, sat down for a Zoom call […]

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Anticipating the next market drop

October 2, 2020 | Stock Market

Today, let’s talk about market drops and how we can position ourselves to respond during periods of market volatility and stress. We do not know (nor does anyone know!) when the next drop will come, how long it will last, or how severe it may be. However, just like the proverbial “death and taxes,” we […]

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What does love require of me?

June 17, 2020 | News

This past weekend, our family ventured out to spend some time together in Ocean City Maryland as we have done many times in the past. We enjoy the ocean, the sand, mini-golf and go-carts, Fisher’s popcorn, and, most of all, the trip down to the boardwalk for a large bucket of Thrasher’s French Fries. Yet […]

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Moving into PA’s green phase of reopening

May 19, 2020 | COVID-19

As we officially move into the green phase of state reopening this week, we wanted to share what this will look like for us. As always, the safety of our clients and team members remains our top priority. We will continue offering video conferencing or phone calls for every client who wishes to meet remotely. […]

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Updates as we move into PA’s yellow phase of reopening

May 19, 2020 | COVID-19

As Cumberland County moves into the yellow phase of state reopening this week, we wanted to take a moment to share what this will look like for us. First and foremost, we are committed to your safety. While we’re looking forward to being able to meet with you in person again, the safety of our […]

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Share the Blessing 2020: LifeGuide Community Stories of Generosity

April 20, 2020 | Impact

When you think of the word “generosity,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a selfless act of service, donating to charity, taking on the financial burden for someone in need, or volunteering your time to help those who could use it. While it can take many forms, we believe generosity is foundational to a […]

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Don’t Waste a Crisis

April 8, 2020 | COVID-19

Over the last few weeks since the shutdown began, we’ve had the opportunity to check in personally with our clients. And one of those conversations really stuck out to us. This person said: “You know, I never want to waste a crisis.” Recently, LifeGuide partners Zak and Doug hopped on a Zoom call to have […]

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Six financial spring cleaning projects to tackle on a rainy day

April 8, 2020 | Financial Life Planning

Establishing a routine and having a project (or projects) to make progress on and check off the list can be helpful, motivating, and even therapeutic. For families, working together on projects that may have fallen to the back burner can create teachable moments, helpful conversation, and a shared sense of accomplishment. So, for those days […]

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Economic impact payments Q&A

April 7, 2020 | COVID-19

The IRS will soon begin releasing economic impacts payments as part of the recent CARES Act stimulus package. To address frequently asked questions around the program, eligibility, and what you can expect, the IRS has put together a helpful Q&A on their website. Read “Economic impact payments: What you need to know” now »

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Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Q&A

March 31, 2020 | COVID-19

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recently published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Small Businesses. The program is designed to afford small businesses the ability to retain current employees through the COVID-19 shutdown without cutting wages or laying off employees. View Paycheck Protection Program […]

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IRS tax relief provisions Q&A

March 27, 2020 | COVID-19

The IRS recently released answers to some commonly asked questions about the tax relief provisions designed to help taxpayers and investors dealing with economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary benefit of this relief is an extension of time to file and pay your taxes. Specifically, what would have been due on April 15, […]

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Updates on COVID-19 and navigating the statewide shutdown

March 17, 2020 | COVID-19

In light of Governor Wolf’s statewide shutdown order, the ever-developing news surrounding COVID-19, and continued market volatility, we wanted to take a moment to fill you in on what we’ve been doing here and what you can expect moving forward. We have verified that our computer and phone systems allow us the ability to effectively continue […]

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Addressing the coronavirus and market volatility

March 5, 2020 | COVID-19

Note: this post has been adapted from an email sent to a portion of our clients in early March 2020. Please review the disclaimers at the bottom of this post carefully. We know that recent news about current market volatility and spreading coronavirus may be currently adding a bit of stress to your life. We’d […]

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