Monday, June 5, 2023

Giving blood is a valuable and much-needed service we all can do for our communities (unless we have medical restrictions). Blood saves lives. About every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. But many people don’t realize...

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

You’ve worked hard, built a life, raised a family and now it’s time for you. While we recommend and/or put into action financial strategies to set aside these travel dollars in advance of your plan, these goals aren’t about a return on...

Monday, May 22, 2023

I never thought that creating financial plans would help me plan my wedding! I’ve been working on my wedding plans for the past nine months and knew planning a wedding would be a lot of work, but I was surprised by how much truly...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

We often use the words “rich” and “wealthy” interchangeably. Although both refer to people who have more assets than the average person, there are actually some important differences. Here are six ways in which wealth differs from riches.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Time, health and money. Those are the pieces of this equation. We all use money as a conduit between our time and our health. Are you striving for net worth or net fulfillment? I believe it’s time to add this important perspective to...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

As elderly parents approach their end-of-life years, important decisions about their care fall onto the shoulders of their adult children. This life stage can be stressful and upsetting, but we cannot hide from it or put it off.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Keep spending on some of those smaller favorites you love, but also live in the space of something bigger. Stop asking the $10 questions and start asking the $1,000 questions.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Throughout the years, I’ve had many questions arise regarding charitable gifting. Some individuals enjoy gifting throughout their lifetime, and there are some tax advantages to consider.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Social Security has been helping prepare Americans for retirement since 1935. Reports have been circulating that Social Security is going to run out of money. Please read on to discover why that is not going to happen.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Investing your money in companies, in the hopes that your money will be worth more in the future, requires faith. It can be hard to hold on to that faith. Yet research consistently shows that, during market downturns, your best bet is to

Friday, March 24, 2023

Clean out those file cabinets...we’ll gladly do the shredding for you. Our shredding truck will be parked outside and ready to shred your unwanted papers for free. Here’s our checklist of what to keep and what you should safely discard.

Friday, March 17, 2023

FORM Wealth is pleased to announce that Tyson J. Ray, CFP®, CExP®, CIMA®, CEO and Founding Partner at FORM Wealth Advisors, was recently named to the 2023 Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisor list, ranking #6 in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The S&P 500 Index returned -2.5% in February, giving back a portion of its January gains and underperforming the Russell 2000 Index’s -1.7% return. Cyclical sectors marginally outperformed in February, with Tech, Industrials, and...

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

1998. In some ways, it doesn’t seem that long ago. Tyson and I had just graduated from college, were starting our careers, and both had hair. Yet, in other respects, the last 25 years seem like a century ago when you look at...

Friday, February 10, 2023

Priceless financial lessons we can take away from Grandma Ray's story during her 103 years of life.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Tax planning is unique to each client, but as we enter the new year, I want to discuss some important updates related to your taxes.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

What would a new year be without some good, old-fashioned predictions about what is in store for all of us in 2023? So, without further ado, some speculations for this upcoming New Year.

Monday, December 12, 2022

In my opinion the markets are affected by three very different investment strategies which I have titled the Investor, the Trader and the Speculator.  It is my desire to define the three different strategies.

Friday, December 2, 2022

In times like these, or the unknowns of the future, we have the perspective of history’s lessons and use that to lean into our principles with rational optimism.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Stock market volatility is rising this year after a relatively calm 2021. Financial markets are experiencing bigger moves up and down as investors navigate a long list of events.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

All of us fall victim to a phenomenon called Recency Effect. In investing, we call it a recency bias. With a similar line of thinking, recency bias is our tendency to take what has happened most recently, then project that into the future.

Friday, November 4, 2022

As in the past, the market recovers from declines, the US economy recovers from recessions, and those who are patient are often rewarded.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

If we are best not to react and make changes or sell when the market is down, what can we all do to stick with our investment plan and be rewarded long term? Here is where it is important to have what I call a Bear Market survival guide.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

One of the ways we add value at FORM Wealth is by not investing some of your money. We call it a cash reserve account and it’s designed for future funding, especially for those in retirement. Unlike your emergency fund that you...

Monday, October 10, 2022

Focusing on the year and decades will make you a better investor if you don’t land on any one day, month, quarter, or year. We want you to focus on an overall trend, the escalator, rather than the yo-yo.

Friday, September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(LAKE GENEVA, WI.) - Tyson J. Ray, CFP®, CExP®, CIMA®, CEO and Founding Partner at FORM Wealth Advisors, located at 431 Geneva National Ave S, Lake Geneva, was recently named to...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Chart of the Month | July 2022Housing Market Cools as Interest Rate Increases Impact EconomyThe Covid-19 pandemic profoundly altered the U.S. housing market. Homeowners and renters reevaluated their housing needs and wants as they...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The S&P 500 is now in a bear market, which is defined as a -20% decline from recent highs, and interest rates are rising to multi-year highs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Monthly Market SummaryThe S&P 500 Index produced a +0.2% total return during May, in line with the Russell 2000 Index’s +0.2% total return.Energy was the top performing S&P 500 sector during May, returning +16% as the price of...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Weekly PerFORMance : June 17, 2022  Fed Regains Inflation Fighting Credibility by Hiking +0.75% Extra Large Hike Lowers Probability of Prolonged Tightening