It was the early 2000’s when Fantasy Football became a “thing.” Yahoo!, ESPN, and CBS Sports were all competing to create the best online football reality game and a group of college friends asked me if I wanted to play. […]
News networks need ratings. They achieve those ratings by getting you to watch TV. They get you to watch TV by finding your hot buttons and playing on those nerves. News networks implement extensive psychological and demographic marketing research to […]
In the Beginning… Ten years ago, Paul J. Gire, a financial planner and CFP® professional, wrote a ground breaking research paper that sent shock waves rippling through Wall Street. The article agitated financial advisers, frustrated the status quo being promoted […]
My plans were to write this week’s commentary on Sunday night, since the Dow had already fallen more than 1,200 points in August, while dropping over 1,000 points last week, alone. I’m glad I decided to go on a […]
We have an unwavering passion for preserving investments during volatile markets and providing our clients with capital preservation, inflation protection, and steady ongoing income. With all that said, we cannot build family legacies without a tailored, comprehensive financial plan and solutions to go along with the plan.
We often say, “Without a plan, how do we even know how to manage your money? How much risk do we need to take?” Without a plan, you’re just investing and hoping you have enough; hoping you won’t run out of money someday. “Hope” is not a strategy.
Let me quickly explain what a financial plan is
One of the absolute biggest sources of confusion in the investment world is the topic of fees. Much like paperwork and regulation, trying to figure out how and what you’re paying for financial advice is about as easy as cutting down a redwood with a herring (some of you will appreciate my reference). If you want to know how much your advice is costing you – and more importantly, what you’re getting for that advice – watch the video below and then read on.
This past month, with the market getting a little temperamental, we’ve had a handful of prospective clients dipping their toes in the water, asking us questions about our investment philosophy. So this week, I thought I’d try to go through a “how we do what we do” in as simple a manner as possible. Naturally, feel free to write back with any questions, so we can elaborate. When it comes to strategy, it’s very easy to go overboard with jargon, so I don’t want to completely over-do it here.