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A Note to Clients on Virus Volatility

As I’m sure many of you are aware, this past week has been a difficult one for investors. The broad market indices have seen swift and dramatic drops, leaving many scared, confused, and upset.

Make no mistake; it is moments like these that define all of us as investors. Fear is an emotion, and one that can quickly snowball into an all-out panic. We’ve often said your behavior as an investor will ultimately have a far greater effect on your outcome than when or how you are invested. This is one such moment.

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PRESS RELEASE: Steve Booren Recognized in Forbes as a 2020 Top Wealth Advisor in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. — January 30, 2020 – Steve Booren of Prosperion Financial Advisors was recently ranked No. 26 in Colorado in the 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list published by Forbes.

According to Forbes, the annual list spotlights the nation’s top-performing advisors, evaluated based on a methodology developed by SHOOK Research. Advisors are also evaluated based on personal interviews, industry experience and revenue trends, among other criteria.

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The Decade in Review

As financial advisors we’re constantly advocating for investors to maintain a long-term view. We consider it to be fundamental, not only as an example of good investor behavior, but as a way of minimizing the emotional toll of “riding the rollercoaster”.

But what does it mean to have a long-term perspective? How long is long enough?

Ladies, Use These Tips to Give Your Financial Confidence a Boost

I recently came across an article titled, “Warren Buffet invests like a girl.”  As a female financial advisor, I wasn’t sure if that was a compliment or jab.

Reading deeper into the article- they explain women, like men bring some gender-linked qualities to investing that can actually help.  Women tend to do their research, invest calmly, and exercise patience.  These are all great attributes to sticking to a long term plan.

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Nelisha Firestone

Nelisha Firestone

As a mother and business owner, she knows life can get busy and is full of distractions. However, financial success doesn’t happen without some meaningful planning first. No matter your stage of life, she will help you connect with your goals and craft a roadmap to pursue financial independence Nelisha has 13 years in the financial services industry. She began her career at Edward Jones in 2004 then moved her practice to LPL in 2007 where she worked primarily out of the Coors Credit Union providing advice to their membership base. She’s married to a Colorado native and is mother to two young Daughters, Addison and Eden. They love to spend time in the great outdoors hiking, skiing, and camping to name a few.

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The Role of a Fiduciary – Putting Your Interests First

Starting my career with a large very well-known investment firm some 38 years ago taught me valuable lessons we use to counsel and advise clients. During that 18 year period of disappointing (biased) research and proprietary investment products that were actually manufactured by that company, I continuously asked the question: “What about my clients?” You see, inherently I felt I worked for my clients, not some financial services firm. It was by my nature and core that I cared about clients first and always sought to put their interests above that of my own or the company that wrote me my paycheck.

As many of you have undoubtedly heard, regulatory changes are coming to the finance industry pertaining to “fiduciary standards” and the obligations we have as financial professionals with respect to retirement accounts.

Let me be clear: we embrace these changes as we serve as a fiduciary for your money in advisory relationships, just as I believe we always have.

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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 Biggest Challenges Facing Women Investors

Did you know 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their finance’s at some point in their lives according to MFS Funds? The same source says women control 27% of the world’s wealth and that number is increasing rapidly. As a female advisor for 31 years now, I have experienced first-hand the unique challenges facing these women which often center around three important areas: their parents, their children, and themselves.

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Are your Heirs Prepared for Their Inheritance?

If you’re anything like the majority of our clients, you already have an estate plan in place. This likely covers all the general aspects of passing your wealth onto your heirs. It details investments, savings, totals, and all the other items that require crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “i’s”. Yet we believe there are many important areas an estate plan does not cover. It boils down to one simple question: Your estate plan is in place, but are your heirs prepared?

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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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My Advice for New Empty Nesters

The first 50 years of someone’s life usually follows a pretty typical progression: It starts with parents who look after their children for the first 18 years or so, allowing the child to experience and learn new things. High school gives way to college and the journey of living independently and discovering a profession. After college come work, a career and maybe even a spouse with which to have children. But then comes the hard part for most parents, the time when their children get ready to leave the house and begin their own lives.

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Craig Arfsten

Craig Arfsten

As a Prosperion Advisor, Craig has the independence, support and resources to help clients with what he does best – listening to their stories, discovering their desires, and identifying their greatest financial risks, before developing a comprehensive approach to meeting those needs. Learn more about Craig here.

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