Denver Financial Advisors
David Morrison, Brannon Brown,
& Nelisha Firestone

What’s important about money to you?

We truly believe that life is about more than just money. Our goal is to help our clients to live a happier, healthier and more exciting life. This begins by understanding your goals and most deeply held values. We then help you align your financial goals with your values, putting you on a path toward a “10” level of confidence that no matter what happens in the markets, you will be on your path toward prosperity.

Financial Advice from
The Morrison Team

Gold bars and coins

Why Do People Really Buy Gold And What Are The Alternatives?

Warren Buffet once said, “Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again, and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching…
Two people discussing a chart

Your 7-Point Checklist For When Life Suddenly Changes

Let me start with a story. I live in Denver, Colorado, with my husband, Brian, and our two beautiful daughters, Addie and Eden. One perfect day in Breckinridge, Colorado, we were doing what we love to do as a family—snow skiing at our favorite…
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Your Comprehensive Financial Planning Guide For Women

Over half of the wealth in the U.S. is controlled by women.[1] You are probably reading this because you are one of those women. Finances can be intimidating, so I have dedicated my career to helping women like you gain the confidence to take…
Nelisha Firestone

My Dad’s Story

When my Dad met my Mom, he told her that he would be a millionaire one day. From collecting hub caps on the side of the road to running a seven-figure business, this is the story of his rise and fall.
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.
Road through a field of yellow grain

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.…
Brannon Brown

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.
Brannon Brown

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.
Nelisha Firestone

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.