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The First Step in Any Financial Plan is NOT What You Think. We Start by Knowing What is Worth Seeking (15-20 minute read) Thumbnail

The First Step in Any Financial Plan is NOT What You Think. We Start by Knowing What is Worth Seeking (15-20 minute read)

If you look hard enough, you can find stories that tell a contrasting and enduring narrative for what we truly need for a successful and meaningful life. Your story can do the same - but first, you have to know your heart. You must define what is worth seeking for you.

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Holiday Letter 2022

As I wrote this in the run-up to the holiday season, markets seemed to be on the mend from the bear that started January 3rd, the air was coming out of the inflation balloon, and talk of recession probabilities was the new crisis du jour (it ALWAYS has to be something). The biggest surprise to me is always that anyone is surprised by these things...

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No Account Minimum (Part 1): Education For Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Financial Planning Thumbnail

No Account Minimum (Part 1): Education For Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Financial Planning

Last week I talked about account minimums in financial services. My stated concern was that 80-85% of the US population doesn’t have access to independent, objective advice from a qualified fiduciary to answer their questions. I believe this is a problem, and I believe the problem is solvable.

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What is Risk?

The problem with accepting the standard definition of “Risk” is that it is literally devoid of a critical aspect of personal finance – TIME! When we add time to the analysis of risk, a different risk definition is born. Think of the next 30 years of your own life. What do you want your money to be able to do?

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