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Long-Haul Investing and Parenting Parallels

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​ My poor kids. Someday, I'll have to apologize to them for mentioning them so often in our blog. But as a parent and an investment advisor I can't help myself. Write what you know, as the saying goes. So, how about those financial markets last week? They reminded me of the mixed emotions I have as my children's father and guardian. Usually, I'm bl...
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When You Lose a Loved One: Give Yourself a Financial Recess

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One of the most gratifying things about being a financial advisor is having the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. In that context, we find it deeply meaningful if we are able to offer helpful financial advice during difficult times, such as when families experience the loss of a loved one. If you've been recently widowed (or ...
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How to “Win the Day” When Volatility & Media Hysteria Converge

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We have instant access to more information today than at any point in human history. The speed of which information travels is even more mind-blowing. While the benefits can be convenient, the amount coming at us daily can also be suffocating. So much of the media content these days is what many refer to as noise. Wall Street is full of noise that ...
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Has Market Volatility Got You Down?

Has Market Volatility Got You Down?
Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? Among the many March 2008 events that come to mind is the day Bear Stearns died . We still recall the image of that $2 bill stuck on the firm's shuttered front door – a silent commentary on the per-share price JP Morgan had reluctantly offered to bail out the fast-floundering firm. It was a very difficul...
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