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Progress in 5’s

I think daily minutia often blurs our capability to see the remarkable progress humankind has and is making. If we take a moment to think back 40 years, back to the time many of you started investing for the first time, we’ve seen tremendous advancements across the board. From energy to medicine, transportation to communication, or any one of a hundred other fields, advancement had been astounding.

But as investors it’s important to see the forest through the trees. So let’s break it down and consider a few special years – years that end in five.

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Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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The Good in the Gray

It is fascinating to watch and listen to the narrative of media within our country. We have a tendency to take sides on any given issue, resulting in a constant battle between good and evil, black and white, up and down. Then, when citizens attempt to turn off the noise, both sides yell louder in an attempt to keep their viewers’ attention.  But the increasing drone of worthless drivel has the effect of drowning out the good news, the important news, the news we should actually be paying attention to. Today I want to walk through some of those news items that have really interested and inspired me.

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Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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PRESS RELEASE: DA Welcomes Prosperion Financial Advisors as New Community Partner

Jefferson County DA

(Golden, CO – August 11, 2015)  Prosperion Financial Advisors joins with the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in providing vital crime prevention services to seniors in our community. Prosperion Financial Advisors donated $10,000 to the DA’s Power Against Fraud program which provides crime prevention information and resources for seniors.  In gratitude for Prosperion’s community support, District Attorney Pete Weir thanked Prosperion founder and owner Steve Booren in a commemoration ceremony in June.

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Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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The “Towel Over the Treadmill” Approach

In the book Thinking, Fast and Slow  author Daniel Kahneman famously describes how people are generally loss averse when it comes to money decisions:

“Losses loom larger than gains.  The ‘loss aversion ratio’ has been measured in several experiments and is usually in the range of 1.5 to 2.5: 1.”

In other words, people are 1.5 to 2.5 times more fearful of a loss than reflecting the emotion of greed for a gain.

Loss aversion can have a profound effect on how you view your portfolio, especially when it comes to stocks. Most investors claim to be unnerved by uncertainty, but really we all hate to lose money. It’s one of the reasons that crash predictions and negative thinking always seems to sound more intelligent, make more sense or have more authority.

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Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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New Service: Preparing Heirs

In 1972, Norman Rockwell painted Father and Son for the cover of the U.S. Trust Company annual report.

The painting shows a well-intentioned father teaching his son the fundamental principles behind the family’s investments. Dad is explaining an investment certificate pulled from the documents strewn across the table and stored for safekeeping in the family’s strongbox. The attentive son’s blank and anxious expression suggests his naiveté. One can only imagine where he would rather be on a Saturday morning!

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Press Release: Sybil Praski Among Financial Advisors Attending Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit

Exclusive Conference Hosts Gathering of Nation’s Pre-eminent Financial Advisors and Industry Decision Makers

PALM BEACH — Sybil Praski of Prosperion Financial Advisors attended the seventh-annual Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at The Breakers, December 4 – December 6 in Palm Beach, FL.

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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits with Rob Kron

Join Prosperion Financial Advisors for an informative session on maximizing your social security benefits, presented by Rob Kron* of BlackRock.

*Rob Kron is not affiliated with LPL Financial

To view the presentation in Powerpoint, please click here.

To download the brochure “Understanding Social Security” please click here.

Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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3 Simple Steps for Choosing Your Next Financial Advisor

The number and variety of financial advisors today is simply astounding. From those who specialize in fortifying money to those who believe in growing wealth as quickly as possible, there is no lack of options when it comes to choosing a financial advisor. But this can be a double-edged sword. The sheer number of choices can often be overwhelming, often leaving clients disheartened and confused.

As a financial advisor who’s helped clients in that very situation, I believe there are three key steps to choosing your next financial advisor and it’s easier than you think.

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Starbucks in Vietnam – Why Perspective Matters

I’m a big believer in perspective. I believe the right perspective influences how we interpret the world and is key to seeing all the opportunity around us.

These past few weeks we’ve been sharing some perspective on investor behavior and being a successful investor. I believe maintaining the right perspective is paramount. There are two things I try to remember: first, we live in a society of constant new noise, very little of which is positive. Second, the U.S. is only one small part of a much larger world.

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Steve Booren

Steve Booren

Steve Booren is the Owner and Founder of Prosperion Financial Advisors, located in Greenwood Village, Colo. He is the author of Intelligent Investing: Your Guide to a Growing Retirement Income and a regular columnist in The Denver Post. He was recently named a Forbes Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado.

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Beat the Fear of Investing at Record Highs

For the next six weeks our advisors will explore different aspects of investor behavior and the effect it can have on a portfolio. First, I want to concentrate on investment time frames, and how a timeline might be the best guard against irrational fears of investing at a “top”.

Take a glimpse at the market over the past few weeks and there’s no indication that our country is still grappling with the “Great Recession”. The stock market is in record territory (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor’s 500) and recent gains propelled these indexes to their highest levels since 2007.

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Greg Horstman

Greg Horstman

For the past 28 years, Greg has worked to provide clients with exceptional financial advice and strategic investment strategies. In the summer of 2009 he partnered with Craig and joined Prosperion Financial Advisors. His service and personal dedication to clients is second to none. Learn more about Greg here.

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