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4 Financial Tips to Teach Your Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6hP9HSsmM When I meet someone with good money habits it’s usually because they have someone important in their life, a family member or friend, who took the time to share their financial values and experience.…
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7 Money Musts for College Students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4LNvy9FfbU As the flurry of excitement winds down for those heading back to college, the realization starts to settle in: college is expensive. The costs don’t stop with tuition fees. From book costs to…
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The Dividend Growth Advantage

We live in such a noisy and complex world. The “fiscal cliff”, the presidential election, Greece, France, Italy, China, a tropical storm, the shaky market, low interest rates… it’s enough to make even the most seasoned investor cautious…

Highlights from the LPL Financial National Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuTz6rh6K9c The Prosperion Financial team readied our out-of-office replies last week and headed off to sunny San Diego for the LPL Financial National Conference. We weren’t alone. With close to 12,000 independent…

The Italian Job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uXXkefEhpU As financial advisors we have the good fortune of working with people and their families at a very personal level. I often hear personal stories, some of which are very inspirational and insightful.…

Sudden Changes in Wealth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWOFv8i_-q8 Colorado’s new favorite Olympian Missy Franklin has amazed us all with athletic feats that have made her a worldwide sensation. Her beautiful smile and contagious enthusiasm make Missy “The Missile”…
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A Nation Re-energized

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOxEqsCRrUU “Human innovation is the only natural resource we have.” - Julian Robertson, Founder Tiger Management Innovation and technology are causing dramatic shifts in America’s energy reserve estimates…
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How to Go Paperless with LPL Financial

If you are interested in reducing the amount of LPL Financial and shareholder correspondence you receive in the mail, here are some helpful instructions for going paperless. Please contact us if you currently do not have online access to your…
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Corn and the Economy

The markets continue to be erratic this week responding to the rising price of corn, the slow U.S. economic recovery and the downslide in Europe. Corn It appears the economy isn’t the only climate struggling this year. With severe droughts…
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Manufactured Facts

Last week the Institute for Supply Management released their June Manufacturing Index that showed a contraction in US factory output. That brought to mind some important questions: We still have factories in the US? Wasn’t that all shipped…
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Volatility is the New Norm

Can you believe 2012 is half over? Wow, time moves fast. As the books close on the second quarter of 2012 I’m comforted by a modest gain in most of the broad market indexes, but investors are learning to understand one thing: volatility is…
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The Next Bull Market is Behind Our Wall of Worry

Investors are re-experiencing the old phrase, “every bull market climbs a wall of worry” this week. The media continue to bring down expectations and hope for investors. Around the world we read and hear about problems in Europe and slowing…
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Perspective is Everything

The daily noise of stock updates and news can be confusing. Rather than educating investors, it can distract and mislead those who pay too much attention to it. That’s especially true in today’s global economy and markets. I’ve been an…

Stock Market Correcting, but not Collapsing

This week's commentary was penned by LPL Financial, but does a really good job of describing the potential "Spring Slide." If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. -The Prosperion Financial Advisors Almost like an…
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The Motivation of Prize and Uncertainty

Innovation often serves as a boost to an economy. After all, it tends to be a driving force behind the creation of new markets and the growth of existing ones. But innovation isn’t something that can be bought and sold… or is it? If we look…