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Five Good Habits, Five Good Quotes

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Happy New Year! It's already been an interesting one so far. At FVIM, Rob Pool is back in action following some necessary foot surgery. In the meantime, Matt Ebeling's son learned how to ice skate during the holidays. In almost no time, he'd abandoned his "trainer" (like a walker, but for using on ice) and was tearing around on his own. "That's for...
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The "Gift" of Market Volatility

The "Gift" of Market Volatility
​ Bad news isn't always a bad thing Have you ever noticed, some of your luckiest breaks come from events that initially seem like bad news? An illustration struck close to home for FVIM advisor Matt Ebeling when he and his wife attended an October event hosted by Decoding Dyslexia . After their daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia this summer, they...
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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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“This Is Taking Too Long”

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​ The family was excited. We had just pulled out of our driveway on a two-week summer road trip that we'd been planning for months. The route would take us through Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho, and back home to Vancouver, Washington. What an adventure it would be! We had been on the road for all of five minutes when my three-year-old...
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