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My Four-Initiative Plan for Client Service in 2024

As we traverse into 2024, it's that time of the year again where our fridges get filled with salad, gyms see a spike in memberships, and our savings accounts (we promise this time) will hold more than just dust. Yes, you guessed it right, it's…
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The Pro’s and Con’s of Passive Investing and When To Engage a Financial Advisor

Passive investing, an investment strategy aimed at maximizing returns over the long run by keeping the amount of buying and selling to a minimum, is a popular choice for many. However, like any financial strategy, it has its pros and cons. To…
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FOMO No “Mo”

The 'Twaddle Tendency' is a term coined by Charles T. Munger, an American investor and philanthropist, to describe the inclination of people to have opinions and hold beliefs about subjects that they do not fully understand. It's a potent cognitive…
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Let Compounding Run Wild

Albert Bartlett's quote, "The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function," encapsulates a profound truth about human understanding and financial growth. The principle of compounding, represented…
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Learn From the Past; But Don’t Be Bound By It

Understanding our past is akin to peering into a mirror, reflecting not just the events that have transpired, but the choices and the intricacies of human nature that have woven the tapestry of our history. The lessons we glean from our past…
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Hold Strong Beliefs Loosely

In Streetlights and Shadows, Gary Klein posits that while procedures and rules provide structure and predictability, they can also inadvertently undermine expertise by stifling the very spontaneity and intuition that often lead to innovative…
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Never Compromise Your Values: A Financial Perspective

"When your values are clear, your decisions are easy." This quote from renowned financial advisor, Bill Bachrach, serves as a cornerstone in the world of personal finance. At first glance, it may seem like another inspirational quote, but its…
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How Your Financial Plan Should Drive Your Investment Allocation

In the world of finance, there is a popular sentiment that aligns with the philosophy of the renowned investor, Warren Buffett: "Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving." This nugget of wisdom speaks to the…

Bullish on Humility, Gratitude, and Discipline

It has been a year for humility as many of the traditional methods of managing risk inside portfolios have been taxed. It has been a year of consciously focusing on gratitude for all that we have and all that has gone well. It also has been a year where the value of our disciplined commitment to planning has never been more highlighted. 
The $58,000 latte habit

The $58,000 Latte Habit

Creating a habit of saving is hard, really hard. It requires discipline and few people enjoy discipline. But your daily disciplines (or lack thereof) can have a profound impact on your future. Consider the daily latte. The average medium latte at Starbucks costs $3.65 assuming you don’t “doctor” it up with extra flavors, different milks, etc. That cost is pre-tax. We know that $3.65 can add up, but what does it add up to? Let’s look at some simple math behind a lattehabit. The chart below illustrates the future value of that cup of coffee, depending on your consumption.
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It’s Just the Road

In the last few days stocks have taken a beating.  Volatility has finally returned after a near two year hiatus.  Friday February 2nd saw the largest single one day drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average history.  The following Monday (Feb.…
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Joy and the Successful Investor: The Upward Spiral

In my decade plus time advising clients, I have seen this truth—my most joyful clients are my most successful investors. Not the other way around. The rewards follow the joy, not joy the rewards. They view the future as bright and invest faithfully in it knowing that no amount of market return will ever be able to generate an internal joy, but that prudent stewardship and a long-term perspective can perpetuate the upward spiral of joy.
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Feed Your Focus. Starve Your Distractions

Daily living, marketing, and the widespread adoption of mobile devices and social media have made it increasingly difficult to remain focused. Often, it is difficult to even know where to focus, much less maintain it over it time. But I’ve come up with a little reminder that I like to review from time to time, and I want to share it with you.