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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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So, Your Kids (Might) Want To Go To College?

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Now that this year's tax season is over and spring is in full swing, many parents' financial fancies turn to the costs of their kids' higher education. Therein lies a dilemma: You really should start saving for college costs as early as possible – think prenatal. But there are so many unknowns between birth and 20 years later. It's easy to get grid...
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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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