FountainIcon173x227FOUNTAIN STRATEGIES LLC is an independent, fee-only firm that offers financial planning and investment management services with equal vigor, to our clients. Anticipate opportunity.



Fishing Trips

Fishing Trips

For many of us anglers, fly fishing trips start with a mental image of the destination lake or stream. The image includes the type of fish we hope to catch, and that determines which fly rod and which flies to take along. It is essential to make reservations and...
Eden

Eden

The Garden of Eden is as much a state of mind as it might have been an actual place. Dining on forbidden fruit does tend, as the story goes, to change one’s perception of what life is all about. Adam and Eve were expelled from their Eden; their son Cain wandered away...
Contribution or Conversion?

Contribution or Conversion?

Whatever you are allowed to contribute to your IRA account, you can contribute to a Roth IRA account instead. Eligibility depends on the amount of your Adjusted Gross Income, line 37 of your Form 1040 tax return. If you are not eligible to contribute, you can still...
Amortization

Amortization

Those of us with mortgages repay the original loan with interest over a period of years. A 6% loan of $100,000 amortized across 30 years requires monthly payments of $599.55, and the lender stands to receive $215,838 on that loan. The borrower eventually gets to keep...
Dressed for the Part

Dressed for the Part

The “tiring house” was a three-story structure built into the back of the Globe Theater in William Shakespeare’s time. Actors were able to enter the “tiring room” easily from the stage, to change costume and props for their next role as the performance went on....

Subscribe to our Blog

Join our mailing list to receive monthly Fountain Pens.

Thank you!