Category Archives: Atlantic Southeast Airlines

2013 ASA JP Morgan 401k Changes

You will or recently have received information in the mail about some ASA JP Morgan 401k plan investment option changes. Continue reading

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Janus Overseas.. A Supporting Role

Janus Overseas is one of three international fund choices within the ASA JP Morgan 401k plan. The fund has historically attracted the retirement savings of plan participants due to its superior performance. The fund fell hard in 08 just like any other stock investment during the financial crisis only to …

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ASA Retirement Planning Workshop

The ASA MEC Retirement and Insurance Committee

Announces the annual

Retirement Planning Workshop

 For Legacy ASA Pilots and Flight Attendants

The workshop will be presented by Express Jet Captain Casey Smith, President of Wiser Wealth Management, Inc.

The workshop is specifically designed to cover the Legacy ASA JP Morgan 401k …

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ASA 401k: Janus Overseas Under Performance

A few weeks ago Wiser sent an email alerting our followers of the under performance of the ASA 401k Janus Overseas Fund. A great source for commentary regarding mutual funds is MorningStar, an independent research firm. To read the Morningstar Analysis please click HERE.

In light of these changes, …

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ASA 401k Plan Changes

By now you have received notice that there are some changes happening within the ASA JPMorgan 401k plan. The good news is some of the funds are getting cheaper. Thefrustrating part is this should and could have happened a long time ago. Continue reading

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A Tale of Risk and Reward

There is no room for greed in investing. In the investing world you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. If you want the reward you have to take on the risk as well. Put another way, you have the potential to be rewarded for the amount of risk that you take. Notice I said “potential”. Reward is not a guarantee. The reason is risk. Continue reading

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Save Early for Retirement

At what age is it better to save for retirement? In your early years of working, money is probably tight. It’s hard to find the extra money to save towards such a far end goal, when the rent needs to be paid, and you have a more immediate need to build emergency savings. You might think that waiting until later in life to save for retirement, when your income is likely higher and you can more likely afford to do so, would be the best option.
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Wiser Wealth to Host its Third Annual ASA 401k Workshop

Casey Smith will be providing a 401(k) workshop for Atlantic Southeast pilots and flight attendants on January 12th and 15th. The workshop will be held at the airport Hilton Garden Inn from 9:30am to 1pm each day. There are no strings attached with this event. Casey will simply be there …

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ETFs in the Atlantic Southeast Pilots Brokerage Link?

ignorance is to reject something that you know nothing about.” Financial advisors, individuals, the media and professors are all still learning about the benefits of Exchange Traded Funds. Undoubtedly, ETFs have shaken the investment world by empowering investors at all levels with quick access to low cost diversification. Adding ETFs to the Atlantic Southeast 401k brokerage link will allow investors low cost access to global asset classes. If used properly, ETFs can increase the standard of living of the Atlantic Southeast retirees and allow for current reduced company risk, active management risk and portfolio liquidity. ETFs will allow plan participants to purchase the indexes that the active managers cannot seem to beat over long periods of time.
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Atlantic Southeast – Measuring Portfolio Risk

When building a 401k portfolio, many people simply look at a fund’s performance without considering the risk of the investment. Fund performance should not be the only tool used in selecting mutual funds for your 401k. Another analytical tool that should be used is standard deviation.…

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Atlantic Southeast – Think Small

Think Small

By Kyle Waller, Research Analyst Wiser Wealth Management, Inc & Casey T Smith, ASA ALPA 401k Specialist

In 401K investing, there is a major asset class that does not get the respect it deserves. In fact, it is largely ignored both by investors and plan sponsors. This asset …

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Atlantic Southeast – The Cost of Not Saving

The Cost of Not Saving

By Casey Smith, ASA ALPA R&I Committee 401k Specialist and

Kyle Waller, Research Analyst, Wiser Wealth Management, Inc

The saving rate among Americans is decreasing, yet the need for income in retirement is as crucial as ever with pensions and social security becoming scarce and …

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Atlantic Southeast – Asset Allocation

The stock market has experienced a 5% pull back over the last few weeks and we have seen daily trading volatility similar to that of 2008. This has been caused by Europe’s own financial crisis. In 2008, American taxpayers bailed out their large banks. The European Union is currently bailing …

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