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It’s a New Year—Time to Get Your Financial House in Order

New Year’s resolutions—almost everyone makes them; hardly anyone keeps them. Along with exercising more and eating healthier, getting our financial house in order is one of the most common promises we make to ourselves each year–and one that we continue to break. But this is the year that’s going to change. This post is the […]

Should You Invest in a Bit of Bitcoin?

Even if you pay only scant attention to the financial media, you’ve probably heard a lot lately about the newest investment craze: bitcoin. The meteoric rise of the cryptocurrency over the last year has the talking heads on the financial channels falling all over themselves trying to get you to watch their latest analysis. In fact, […]

12 Most Common Investment Mistakes

Not long ago, I read the results of a survey that the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute had sent to its members. The organization was interested in learning about the most common mistakes made by individual investors. What they learned wasn’t all that surprising but should be reviewed by anyone with an investment account. After a […]

You Could Learn a Lot from My Friend Marge

I lost a client last week, and like other times when I have lost a client, I learned something very important. My friend Marge didn’t leave our firm for another advisor—she passed away. It’s hard to think about death being a blessing, but in her case, it might have been. You see, Marge suffered from […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and What It Might Mean to You

This week will mark a year since the election of President Trump. Since then, much of the buzz around his agenda has been about the possibility of tax reform. Last week we finally got a look at the proposal. Keep in mind that, at this point, it is simply a proposal. No laws have been […]

Don’t Be a Lone Ranger

One of my favorite television shows when I was a kid was “The Lone Ranger.” Yes, it was on a black-and-white television! “The Lone Ranger” was also popular on the radio, in comic books, and in several movies. I even had a chance to meet him once at a county fair. The Lone Ranger was […]

Does Your Asset Allocation Include All of Your Assets?

When most investors think about asset allocation, or diversifying their portfolio, they think of spreading their money around in stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, etc. And that is mostly correct. Very few portfolios take into consideration what might be your biggest asset. If you are still working, your ability to get up and go to […]