Mark K. Lund, author of The Effective Investor, a #1 Best Seller

Mark K. Lund is the author of The Effective Investor, a #1 Best Seller, and founder of Stonecreek Wealth Advisors, Inc. an independent, fee-only, Registered Investment Advisory firm. He has provided articles for or been quoted in: The Wall Street Journal, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Enterprise Newspaper, The Utah Business Connect Magazine, US News & World Report, and Newsmax.com, just to name a few.  Mark publishes two newsletters called, “The Mark Lund Growth Report” and “Mark Lund on Money.”  Mark provides CPE (continuing professional education) courses for CPAs.  You may also have seen him on KUTV Channel 2, or as a guest speaker at a local association or business. Mark provides investment and retirement planning services for individuals and 401(k) consulting for small businesses.

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and most advisors want you to believe. The good news is that Mark will show you that you don’t need their
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Investment Policy Statements
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Investment Policy Statements
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What are they? Why are they important? A self-fulfilling policy. An investment policy statement (IPS) is a document which helps the client and financial advisor stay “on the same page” by clearly stating the expectations and responsibilities of the client and advisor. A standard IPS will usually take into account the client’s general investment goals…

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Growth Report – Monday, August 19, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 19, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1.03% on the week; the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite respectively declined 1.53%…

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The SECURE Act and Traditional IRA Changes

The SECURE Act and Traditional IRA Changes

What is it? How might it affect retirement strategy? If you follow national news, you may have heard of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Although the SECURE Act has yet to clear the Senate, it saw broad, bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and could make IRAs a more…

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Growth Report – Monday, August 12, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 12, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday’s closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses, but it descended again on Friday. The three big U.S. equity benchmarks finished the week lower: the S&P…

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A Decision Not Made is Still a Decision


A Decision Not Made is Still a Decision


Indecision can lead to no decision. Investment inaction is played out in many ways, often silently, invisibly, and with potential consequence to an individual’s future financial security. Let’s review some of the forms this takes. Your workplace retirement plan. The worst non-decision is the failure to enroll. Not only do non-participants sacrifice one of the…

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Growth Report – Monday, August 5, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 5, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite also posted…

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The Gift Tax

The Gift Tax

Not all gifts are taxable. I’d like for you to meet my friend, Hugh. He’s a retired film stuntman who, after a long career, is enjoying his retirement. Some of what he’s enjoying about his retirement is sharing part of his accumulated wealth with his family, specifically his wife and two sons. Like many Americans,…

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Growth Report – Monday, July 29, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, July 29, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week; particularly, tech shares. The S&P 500 gained 1.65%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, adding just 0.14%. MSCI’s…

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Smart Financial Moves in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s

Smart Financial Moves in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s

The right moves for every age. Have you ever mapped out your financial timeline? If you’re like many Americans, it may have been more difficult than anticipated. One of the most helpful ways to achieve your financial goals is to break it down by your age. After all, depending where you are on life’s journey,…

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Growth Report – Monday, July 15, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, July 15, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, the Nasdaq Composite wrapped up the week…

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