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Investment Lessons from a Christmas Gift?

With 'Tis the Season upon us, suffice it to say that gift expectations are running at a fever pitch here in our household. Our three kiddos can hardly contain themselves in their rush to remind us of their Christmas Day (or, more accurately, Christmas Pre-Dawn) gift-opening aspirations! Let's just say, yes, it's been a challenge to manage expectati...
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'Tis the Season (to Invest for the Long-Term)

Long-Term Investing Tips
Ready or not, here it comes. We're about to swing into another holiday season, beginning with our favorite – Thanksgiving – a gathering officially dedicated to expressing our gratitude for and to others. When it comes to relationships, we are most grateful for our own family, as well as the families we are privileged to advise as a team. We also fe...
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The Stock Markets Are High – But Investors Fear the Lows

Investing is a journey that will come with peaks and valleys
Let's face it, Shakespeare's dire warning about the "Ides of March" had nothing on investors' year-round tendency to consume – and be consumed by – forewarnings that financial doom & gloom lies just around the corner. Whether it's the popular press, pundits, politicians, friends, family or the family pet (you get the idea), we seem forever will...
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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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