Arbor Articles and Insights

Economic Insights written by Dr. Peter Jankovskis and other articles of interest provided by your Arbor Financial Team
Your Financial First Aid Kit: Handling Unemployment

Job loss: Though it’s likely to happen to everyone at some point, periods of unemployment can be some of the most difficult, anxiety-inducing financial moments many of us will ever encounter. For most Americans, the majority of income each year comes from earned wages and salary. Without a strong plan in place, losing that income...

Do You Have a Financial First Aid Kit?

Look around your home. Whenever you’re reading this, you likely know where the nearest first aid kit is. Even if you don’t use it often, you probably feel better knowing you have resources in case of a medical emergency. But what happens in case of a financial emergency? While many of us prepare for unexpected...

Checks & Balances for Athletes: Should I Get a Second Advisor?

Becoming a professional athlete is an exciting journey – but it can also be an uncertain one. From contracts to agents to handling personal finance, turning pro involves many more financial complexities than most athletes expect. For some first-time pros, signing their contract may be their first true windfall. Maybe they don’t have time to...

The Generational Wealth Series: Don’t Be a Statistic Part V

The millennial generation – or today’s 30- and 40-year-olds – are facing a financial crisis. From the Great Recession to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve faced plenty of financial tumult – and it shows. When it comes to accumulating wealth, millennials are trailing 10 times behind their parents’ generation. And that wealth gap becomes a big...

The Generational Wealth Series: Don’t Be a Statistic Part IV

You may have heard about the financial crisis facing the millennial generation, or today’s 30- and 40-year-olds. They’re lagging far behind their parents’ generation in accumulating wealth – in fact, they have ten times less in savings on average. That gap is a large reason why millennials struggle to pay down debt, buy a home,...