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Thankful Thinking

Just as it's best to engage in year-round tax planning instead of waiting for April Fool's Day, we'd probably all be better off if we maintained a continuous "attitude of gratitude." Still, it doesn't hurt to have at least one day of the year officially dedicated to being thankful, to remind us of what we should be practicing all the time. Better l...
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Happy Is As Happy Does

If you've been reading our blog for any time now, you may have noticed that we're big on heeding the academic evidence on nearly everything, from investment strategy to traffic jams . Today, let's talk about the evidence on what makes happy humans. Science reveals what you might already have guessed: Yes, having money helps. But just in time for Thanksgiving, it's good to know that gratitude, generosity and memorable experiences also play major roles. That Black Friday shopping spree? Not so much. A recent Wall Street Journal article, " Can Money Buy You Happiness " provides a handy overview of...
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Giving Holiday Thanks

As 2013 winds to a close, we at Fort Vancouver Investment Management pause from our usual money-management posts, to give thanks to those of you who have found our insights helpful. Whether you’ve shared feedback with us or enjoyed our posts without remark, we are so grateful to each of you for making time for us in your busy lives. In exchange, I hope we’ve been able to make a quality difference in your life. Speaking of making a difference, here’s some feel-good news also worth celebrating during this holiday season of giving. Scanning the financial columns in early December, I...
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