May 2016 - Page 80

by Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP® T he economy and financial markets are cyclical. There are times of expansion and times of contraction. And here’s an interesting thing: contraction isn’t always bad. Living in Chicago, I’m no stranger to long winters. By midwinter, we’ve gotten used to gray skies, sooty slush, and subzero temperatures that freeze your eyelashes. People walk through the 80 | Eydis Magazine