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January Outlook

“US Automakers Ford & GM seem to be receiving a lot of negative attention from investors recently. This pales in comparison, however, to many of the fundamental changes that these two companies, Ford especially, have been undergoing and plan on bringing about in the coming years. Ford, for example, has partnered with Google in the application of a new “Smart Car”. It also wants to get directly involved in the “Car Sharing” programs that have been garnering nationwide (and worldwide) support lately. They want to have lots in larger cities–filled with Ford cars of course–that customers are able to utilize their credit cards to rent cars for however long a time period they choose.

On top of these fundamental shifts in US Automakers’ business models, their stocks have been relatively stagnant for quite some time and have in fact taken dips in 2015-6. They are now yielding twice the dividends of their average S&P 500 counterpart.

Ford sales are up. GM sales are up. Fiat Chrysler has actually had its best year in 90 years! The companies creating the consumer product that has so eloquently epitomized the American way of life, we feel, is a great analogy to the overall domestic stock market: at current prices, it’s trading at a bargain.

Like always, feel free to contact us to learn more about our viewpoints about the markets and how we can help you attain (or retain) your retirement through their use.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/a-great-year-for-car-sales%E2%80%94but-a-lousy-one-for-gm-and-ford-stock-183828882.html”

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

In September 2015, Kevin and Tom alongside with the Holland Young Professionals, assisted in constructing two homes in Holland Michigan.

The homes are constructed through Habitat for Humanity, and their mission is a valued one here at Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc.

An afternoon of sweat laughter and some aches, it always feels good doing something to make a difference in the community.

http://www.lakeshorehabitat.org/

Habitat for Humanity has locations all over the world, and most likely there is one in your backyard!
Habitat constructs homes for low-income families who have a steady income, but cannot afford safe, decent, and affordable housing on their own yet. However, by lowering the costs of construction through volunteer assistance, this goal is obtainable.

This is a major support system for families that would like to move themselves and their children away from a negative environment, but do not have quite enough funds to do this independently.

Each home has a monthly mortgage, and incentives to move the families towards financial Independence.
Habitat for Humanity has always been a strong proponent of ‘a hand up rather than a hand out.’ Houses are sold to qualified Homeowner Partners without profit, using affordable mortgages.

Homeowners also complete sweat equity hours as part of the partnership. Our homeowner partners are able to re-pay their mortgages over the course of 20-25 years.

These payments, together with donations, grants, and sales from our ReStore create a sustainable revenue model that supports the construction of more homes for future Habitat partners.

When Habitat families move from poverty housing into their own homes, they report better health, increased stability in the family, and children who do better in school.

Thank you for reading our post, and pass the message along; it takes a community to build a community.
-Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc.
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New Website

Welcome to our revised Website!

Now you can check all of your stocks at every minute of everyday through our new software on our home page.

Enjoy! and please contact us with any questions.

-Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc

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