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Articles and Commentary from Kirk Capital Advisors

Military Transition Planning

Honoring Our National Heroes on Veterans Day

As the son of a Vietnam veteran, I take time each year on Veterans Day to say, “Thank you for your service!” to the individuals in my life who have been brave enough to selflessly defend our great nation in uniform. Read more here…

Financial Planning

Florence… City of Finance, Culture, and Inspiration

Florence was a leading financial center of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It’s role as a leading city state of the Italian peninsula owed to its ability to cultivate industry, finance, and trade. The ruling families of the city were certainly full of conflict, intrigue, and competition. But the cultural and historical impact of this city endures due to the impact of these same families. Some impressions stuck out to me that inform the work we are doing with clients. Read more here…

Financial Planning

Director of Financial Planning Mark Troutman Participates in National Association of Business Economists Annual Meeting, 26 – 28 September 2021

The National Association of Business Economists is the leading organization for financial professionals engaged in economic analysis and forecasting. I’ve been a member for over ten years and this past week attended our annual meeting. The meeting provided great perspectives, and I’ve included some highlights below…

Financially Responsible Kids

How to be Financially Successful Right Out of College

We are proud to announce our on-going series called Confident Kids℠! This article is the first in the series, which focuses on financial literacy and education for young investors.

Graduating college is not only an important milestone in life; it’s also the first step in your quest to become financially independent. However, the journey that awaits you will likely be filled with challenges. Maintaining a successful and happy personal life after college as an adult, also means being financially responsible adult.

Learn how to go down the path of financial success as a young adult here…

Economic Outlook

Is Inflation Here to Stay?

Inflation recently topped 5.7% on an annualized rate, the highest level in over 30 years. A permanently higher inflation rate changes the strategies that have proved successful for investors over the past few decades, while a temporary burst of inflation has different impacts. Read more here…

Economic Outlook

Firing on All Cylinders

Despite new all-time highs in the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite, investors remain nervous about the prospects of an overdue “pullback” in the market, which we address in our most recent market and economic commentary. We view this nervousness as a positive and explain why we believe investors should view any near-term correction in the stock market as a buying opportunity.