Traditions Wealth Advisors is now hiring accounting and financial analyst positions for the 2020-2021 school year (click links above for job descriptions).
Please check out these job descriptions and send us your resume and unofficial transcript to the careercenter.tamu.edu
Questions? Please contact:
We will also be at the Financial Planning Career and Education Conference on October 24-25th with interview spaces still available on October 24th!
It seems challenging to keep your personal data private with all of the bugs and breeches out there today. Almost monthly there is a new cyber threat or data breach in popular companies such as Facebook, Google, Marriott Hotels, and many other small scale attacks from hackers. There are quick and easy changes YOU can make right NOW to help protect your digital privacy.
Whether you are on your phone or your laptop, you can leave a digital trail of the sites you have visited. Use these strategies above to help keep your personal data private. If you have further questions about these tips, please reach out to Traditions Wealth Advisors, 979-694-9100, or Brien@TraditionsWealthAdvisors.com
Source: St. John, Allen. 11 February, 2019. https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/ways-to-protect-digital-privacy/
Jacob Carroll ‘20
Financial Analyst Intern
Jacob Carroll is a senior finance major from El Paso, Texas. At Traditions Wealth Advisors, Jacob is helping determine the firm’s approach to asset allocation and assists with overall investment committee agenda. Along with determining asset allocation, Jacob conducts in-depth market research on specific asset classes that are of interest to the investment committee and Brien. Jacob seeks to assist the firm in developing a comprehensive and efficient way to best service clients.
This past summer, Jacob worked with Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), where he gained extensive investment and market knowledge. Through his involvement with Titans of Investing and business honors, Jacob brings a diversified financial experience to the team.
With his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his roommates, friends and fraternity brothers. Jacob attends Grace Southwood and enjoys deepening his relationship with Christ. Additionally, he loves his moped and playing sports.
Madison Flores ‘20
Financial Analyst Intern
As one of the financial analyst interns for Traditions Wealth Advisors, Madison does various research with a focus on the U.S. and foreign economies. She delivers concentrated research on the federal reserve’s monetary policy alongside current macroeconomic conditions and what they mean for Brien and his client’s portfolios. She loves trends and qualitative research and finding out why a certain event is affecting the market and what it could mean for the future.
Madison is a senior at Texas A&M and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics. She will be graduating in May 2020. After graduation Madison plans to move to Houston and find an opportunity to broaden her skill set with a keen interest in consulting.
Outside of school and her work at Traditions Wealth Advisors, Madison is the treasurer of a Texas A&M student health and wellness organization called CHAARG standing for “Changing Health Actions and Attitudes to Recreate Girls.” She is also an active member of Aggie Women in Business, an organization that has helped her build her professional voice and network with individuals in the industries she is interested in. Besides her organizations, you can find her outside, working out, cooking or enjoying time with her friends.
Meredith Storey ‘20
Financial Analyst Intern
In her role as a Financial Analyst Intern, Meredith focuses on investment research for Sarah, Brien, and TWA clients. Her research is primarily focused on stock and fund evaluations using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to deliver long-term projections on current and potential holdings. She enjoys assessing how securities’ short-term price fluctuations due to political, economic, and social trends compare to long-term forecasts based on intrinsic values. Meredith will graduate in May of 2020 with her Bachelors of Finance and Certificate in International Business. She will be pursuing either an MBA or a more data analytics focused master’s degree after graduation. As for her future career, Meredith hopes to be a portfolio manager for a hedge or mutual fund. Meredith’s particular interest in international business pushes her to incorporate international investing and travel into her future career as well.
Apart from her work at TWA, Meredith maintains an active role in Aggie Investment Club
and Delta Zeta Sorority. She enjoys philanthropic work through Adopt-A-Street, the Brazos
Valley Food Bank, and The Center for Hearing and Speech. Outside of work, school, or extra
curricular activities, her passions include learning languages, cooking, outdoor adventures,
and fashion and make up design.
This is a must-read for moms, both stay-at-home and working moms, to be prepared for life’s unplanned situations. Even the most thought out and well-planned life and finances can be disrupted by divorce, unemployment, widowhood, or chronic illness. These situations could cause the mom to become the primary caregiver and breadwinner. Here are some tips to plan for these ‘what-if’ circumstances:
Source: Ward, Judith.9/18/2018.Forbes. https://www.fidelity.com/mymoney/5-financial-tips-for-moms?ccsource=Twitter_YI&sf217022168=1
With the changes in the school year, comes changes at Traditions Wealth Advisors. Spencer Fredericks, financial analyst intern, will be leaving to go to Houston to begin his career at Whitley Penn. Spencer graduated from A&M in May of this year. Spencer has recently successfully completed part 1 of the Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) certification. This is quite an honor knowing only 41% pass the first exam! TWA wants to wish Spencer well as he begins a new chapter in the book of life. Further, Dan Galvan worked as an accounting intern this summer. Dan will be completing his degree and will be in the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) at Texas A&M. Best of luck in your studies and completing your degree, Dan!
Traditions Wealth Advisors would like to thank these two for their phenomenal work that they did during their time at TWA.
On the flip side, TWA would like to give a big 'howdy' to Jacob Carroll who just completed his summer internship at PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company). Jacob will be working as a financial analyst intern as he completes his degree here at TAMU. Marissa Heffley who worked for TWA last fall and spring will be returning as the accounting intern as she completes her master's and PPA. Marissa spent her summer doing her Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) internship at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Ft Worth. Traditions Wealth Advisors is excited about having Jacob and Marissa (back) on the team!
E-mail to clients on August 15, 2019:
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during my back surgery Monday. The surgery and rehab are progressing very well. Working at home with my laptop and speedy internet connection.
With the Dow Jones Industrial dropping 800 points yesterday it may have grabbed your attention. This was only a 3% drop after the markets had risen 20% from the first of the year. Also, keep in mind this is August, still the summer, and a lot of investors are still on vacation. This fact, of low volume in the markets, leads toward exaggeration in the markets. When more of the investors come back in to the markets in September and October any extreme investors (or investments) will be diluted by higher volumes of investments.
Also, remember that 70% economy is supported by the consumer. With unemployment near or at all-time lows, wages increasing and taxes low; the consumer is in good shape and spending money.
As always we are here for you. We are monitoring the markets and your investments as they support your financial plan. Do not hesitate to call the office and speak with Sarah or you can e-mail me and I will reply as soon as I am able.
Thanks again for your trust,