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How To Be Positively Skeptical: Part 1 — The Benefits of Having a Doubt

“I’m not an optimist. That makes me sound naïve. I’m a very serious ‘possibilist.’ That’s something I made up. It means someone who neither hopes without reason, nor fears without reason, someone who constantly resists the overdramatic worldview.” — Hans Rosling, Factfulness Whether you’re considering an investment opportunity or simply browsing various media for insights […]

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When You’re in the Eye of a Storm

Quarterly Client Letter – 2020 Q1 “What the imagination can’t conjure, reality delivers with a shrug.” —Trumbo (movie voice-over) Brace yourself. Your newly released quarterly reports are highly, highly likely to leave you feeling at least a little disheartened. No matter how much we’ve blathered on about preparing for perilous times like these, planning for […]

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A Coronavirus Round-Up Report

Remember that saying about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb? Unfortunately, the coronavirus is highly unlikely to dissipate that quickly. Still, the sentiment reminds us how bear markets are like winter showers nurturing spring flowers. For every ferocious bear we’ve historically encountered, an uplifting bull has eventually followed.  But it […]

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10 Things To Do Right Now While Markets Are Tanking

Don’t panic (or pretend not to). It’s easy to believe you’re immune from panic when the financial sun is shining, but it’s hard to avoid indulging in it during a crisis. If you’re entertaining seemingly logical excuses to bail out during a steep or sustained market downturn, remember: It’s highly likely your behavioral biases are […]

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You, Your Investments, and the Coronavirus

The term “novel coronavirus” is so new, some people have apparently wondered whether it is related to Corona beer. (It is not; it’s named after its crown-shaped particles.) And yet, how quickly it has grabbed global headlines. As the viral news has spread, so too has financial uncertainty. What’s going to happen next? Will it further […]

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Good Retirement Planning Doesn’t Stop Once You Retire

Retirement planning can involve many different products and solutions, sequenced over a great span of your working life. Planning early certainly can open you to more options and opportunity (which we discussed last month). But retirement planning—especially for this generation of retirees—is a living process, meaning that it should be subject to evaluation to ensure […]

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Key Concerns with Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement can involve many areas of consideration and hard-to-answer questions.  Here we have highlighted some key concerns and questions for you to think about as you begin the retirement planning process. How Much Do I Need To Retire? This is probably the most pressing question consumers have regarding retirement planning. Although it seems […]

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Phases of Retirement Planning

The challenges you are up against in retirement are very different that what previous generations experienced. Because of longer life expectancies, inflation, taxes, and market volatility, retirement planning has become more important for consumers. Even those individuals that plan early can face these issues, especially if they have too much of their retirement assets exposed […]

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The Four Biggest Challenges Retirees Face

Your retirement is the fruit of a lifetime’s hard work. Whatever your ideal retirement is—travelling, spending time with family, pursuing a passion career—you likely don’t want to worry about money. But building a long-lasting and sustaining source of retirement income comes with many challenges. The next generation of retirees will need to address many factors […]

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