Planning Alpha – Mortgage Review Edition
The value of a planning-centric relationship-focused Advisor is deep and extensive, covering almost every aspect of a client’s financial life (and even many areas that aren’t at all financial). L... Read more
Markets (and some premiums) Bounce Back
What a difference a few months can make! A few months at the end of 2018 turned U.S. stock returns negative and made international stocks to decline further for the year. Now, just a few months a... Read more
3 Common Pitfalls Wealth Advisors Should Avoid
Being a wealth advisor is an honorable job that is not meant for everyone. Wealth advisors can have an enormous impact on a family and the generations that follow. In today’s marketplace, we feel... Read more
Comfort or Confidence: How to Tell Which You Provide
Do you know whether your clients feel comfortable or confident in their relationship with you? Does client retention and acquisition depend on how they feel? I hope the following message helps yo... Read more
Do Surprises Really Move Markets?
French economist Louis Bachelier long ago remarked: “Clearly the price considered most likely by the market is the true current price: if the market judged otherwise, it would not quote this pric... Read more
What Does It Mean To Have Enough? It’s Up To You.
By Tim Maurer
How much is enough? It’s a broad question, yet it’s easy to find specific guidance on the amount of money you need to achieve a fulfilling retirement. Tim Maurer says instead of chasing an arbitr... Read more
Discipline: A Necessary Condition for Successful Investing
A good friend, Sherman Doll, related the following story. Sherman has been a two-line sport kite flier for years. While not a pro, he has learned a few tricks from observing the flying behavior o... Read more
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