What’s the Value of a Financial Thinking Partner?

What’s the Value of a Financial Thinking Partner? We all process “Value” differently. Each person thinks differently. Are you more interested in “Tangible” dollar value of financial advice? Tangible or Intangible? Or are you more interested in the “Intangible” value of financial advice? Regardless of your approach, this is a fun topic I love discussing.…

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The Virtue of Strategic Ignorance

The Virtue of Strategic Ignorance Strategic ignorance is a positive quality. It is choosing to ignore information that is detrimental to our well-being, and this sometimes includes market information For example, let’s say at the end of September 2021 you hibernated, or put your head in the sand. You chose to not pay attention to…

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Chasing Returns

Chasing Returns A favorite (and costly) pastime of investors is to invest in assets that have recently done well. This happens in good times as investors seek better returns, and they happen in bad times as low-yielding investments such as cash are more attractive than money-losing stocks. In other words, investors chase returns. It Feels…

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Why does the stock market go up? (Book Review)

Why does the stock market go up? In this video I’m providing a brief review of Brian Feroldi’s, “Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?”. Check it out! Brian explains terms like “Dow Jones”, “What is the S&P 500?”, and of course, answers the question, “Why does the stock market go up?!” Thank You Thank…

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If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, What Does?

If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, What Does? For centuries mankind has been searching for happiness. Regardless of culture, social status, or beliefs it seems that we are all connected by our desire to be happy. What makes someone happy and how much happiness we feel may be subjective. But there are a few fundamental principles that…

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Trusting Your Investment Decisions

Trusting Your Investment Decisions Sometimes investing is easy, sometimes it is more difficult. The last decade, except for a handful of temporary declines, has been relatively easy. It consisted of very low interest rates, low inflation, and lots of fiscal and monetary stimulus. And stock markets were quite positive. Since 2009, the S&P 500 annualized…

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Who is the Guardian of your Financial Galaxy?

Who is the Guardian of your Financial Galaxy? Do you have a Guardian of your Financial Galaxy? Enjoy this story today about how a real, fiduciary, financial advisor is your protector, your guardian. The Hero You Need They are the hero you need, but not necessarily the one you deserve. Okay, I’ll stop with the…

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The Power of Remembering

The Power of Remembering Memorial Day is a time of remembering, reflecting, and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. The act of remembering often brings feelings of gratitude, love, and a desire to do good to others. It is positive and empowering. While remembering can be very powerful…

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What to consider before you retire early?

What to consider before you retire early? Do you have retiring early on your mind? Are you wondering what to consider before you retire early? Are you trying to retire at 55 or 60 instead of the traditional age 65 retirement? Trying to retire at 55 or 60? What should you be thinking about financially…

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Crises in Context

Crises in Context One thing investors can count on is that they will hear numerous reports economic and market crises throughout their investment experience. Some of these will be actual crises; the majority will be nothing more than noise. Crisis du Jour The crisis du jour, as spewed by the financial media, pertains to predictions…

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