Bank Failures & Your Investment Planning – What’s Happening Now?

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The biggest news in the financial world this month has been the failure of major banks like Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. There didn’t seem to be any concerns about their stability even a few weeks ago, but things fell apart quickly.

So the obvious question is what happened and how will this impact me? In this episode, Don will provide a breakdown of what went wrong with SVB and how this might impact other banks across the country. Plus, we’ll touch on how this all relates to investing and retirement planning.

The other immediate fear that crept in after hearing about major banking issues is whether we’d see a repeat of 2008. We’ll also talk about what this has to do with that event 15 years ago and what makes a bank ‘too big too fail.’

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • A high level look at banking and investing. [4:14]
  • What does the FDIC protect? [6:00]
  • What exactly happened with SVB? [10:34]
  • Should we worry that other banks have done something similar? [16:37]
  • How does this all tie back into retirement planning? [17:51]

If you have any questions about what we discussed in this episode, please reach out and we’d be happy to provide answers.


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Donald W. Cash – CPA, CFP®, is an independent advisor. After graduating from Rutgers University, he began his career in 1985 as an accountant. In 1990, he entered the field of Estate Planning, concentrating on long-term care planning. Don has been advising clients in the baby boomer and retirement market for 20 years. He has helped over 1,000 families with their planning needs.

Don advocates for a holistic approach to Estate and Financial Planning and has relationships with other professionals including Attorneys, CPA’s, Mortgage Specialists, Insurance Specialists and Asset Managers.

He is married to Cathy and they have 4 children, Carly, DJ, Nick and Tori. They live in Freehold, NJ.

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