Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #135

In this issue of the Muhlenkamp Memorandum, Jeff and Ron Muhlenkamp discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the economy in their Quarterly Letter. Tony explains the use of the Client Relationship Summary and our responses to the suggested questions to ask advisers. Archives of our May webcast, "MAPPING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE: It’s Never Too Late to Save for College," and our June webcast, "WORKING THE PROBLEM: The Impact of COVID-19 & Some Advice to Answer Our Clients’ Top Concerns," are available on our website.
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MAPPING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE: It’s Never Too Late to Save for College

Our webcast, led by Tony Muhlenkamp, takes a fresh look at an old topic: how do we save for college? Given the past few months, should we change the way we plan and save for our children’s education? Watch the webcast to hear our ideas on planning for your financial future.
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #130

Ron and Jeff note in the Quarterly Letter that: for 2019, the Federal Reserve has adjusted the plan for their asset reduction program; there has been an inversion in the U.S. Treasury yield curve; and the U.S. economy appears to be slowing. Tony explains his "why" in "Letter to My Daughters: On Financial Health and Wellness." Do you have trouble doing something simple, but not easy? Find out what helps Tony reach his goals.
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #129

In their Quarterly Letter, Ron and Jeff give a summary of the markets and the economy at the end of 2018: Market volatility has returned; the Fed has continued to shrink its balance sheet and raise short-term interest rates; and in the U.S., there has been a slowdown in the housing market. Tony explains in "Letter to My Daughters: On Retirement" that planning and action are vital if you want to retire someday. Additionally, we provide steps that you can take to avoid escheatment (the turning over of property to the state).
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Let’s Get Real: Understanding Your Purchasing Power

You must understand the difference between a nominal interest rate and a real interest rate to determine your purchasing power....
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How Retirement Has Changed—Why Saving More and Working Longer will be Necessary

Ron addresses how the retirement plans of individuals and institutions have changed due to low GDP growth, productivity, and interest rates—what was thought to be temporary has lasted longer than expected, with no end in sight. The assumptions made while making retirement plans and decisions ten years ago are now obsolete. Jeff summarizes the implications for investors of every age and disposition.
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Muhlenkamp Marathon Financial Training Workbook

There are many similarities between training for a marathon and creating a legacy of financial freedom—both take desire, time, effort, and discipline. Our workbook contains 26.2 “miles” of financial information to use as a reference guide to keep you on course, including best practices based on current tax rules and regulations, as well as words of wisdom based on experience, observation, and statistics.
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Cash Flow Statement

A personal cash flow statement is a spreadsheet you can use to see where you spend your income over a period of time. This cash flow statement is set up so you can use it to estimate your monthly inflows and outflows, document the actual amounts, and plan your spending for next month.
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Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a spreadsheet used to find your net worth at a specific point in time. You subtract your total liabilities from your total assets. If you calculate your net worth on a periodic basis, you can determine whether your total assets are growing or shrinking. To increase your net worth, you must shrink your debt (liabilities) and grow your assets.
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Muhlenkamp Marathon

There are many similarities between training for a marathon and creating a legacy of financial freedom—both take desire, time, effort, and discipline. Our "Muhlenkamp Marathon Financial Training Workbook" contains 26.2 “miles” of financial information to use as a reference guide to keep you on course, including best practices based on current tax rules and regulations, as well as words of wisdom based on experience, observation, and statistics.
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