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The Golden Rules of Evidence-Based Investing

As we send our kids back to school for another year, we're reminded of those elementary golden rules: "reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic." Similarly, we believe investors are best served with just a few financial essentials upon which to build their family wealth.  Except the classic "hick'ry stick" is no way to get our message across! Neithe...
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Summer Leisurely Lessons for Your Investments

Recently my family enjoyed some relaxing leisure time, with adventures that took us from Southern California beaches and amusement parks to Arizona's mountains and dessert valleys. My kids' favorite day – mine too! – was when we escaped the scorching, 118 degree Phoenix heat by heading into the Sedona mountains. There, we found a magical place call...
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A Bear Encounter in Real Life

​ It's been several years since we have seen anything close to a bear market, as defined by a 20% or greater decline in equity prices. Sure, there have been a few 10% corrections, but volatility has been pretty low, and stock market gains have been pretty consistent. So, are we "overdue"? In many ways, that's an invalid question. If history is our ...
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5 Questions for Your Financial Advisor

With our last post ( How to Avoid "Indecision Prison" With Your Retirement Investments ) we discussed "indecision prison" and consequences investors encounter with their retirement savings. Many face a similar dilemma when deciding which advisor should manage their retirement resources. You may find yourself in the middle of this dilemma right now....
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