5 Reasons Our Aging Society Doesn’t Mean Stock Market Doom

(from Larry Swedroe’s Wise Investing blog at CBS’s Moneywatch.com, 9/22/2010 – click here to link to the original post) A significant part of my time at Buckingham Asset Management is spent calming investors down, assuring them that what they’re concerned about is nothing more than noise meant to grab your attention, but has no basis in reality. The following is a recent example. After reading an article, a client asked: “If 43 percent of Americans working are going to retire in the next decade, what are they going to live on? Are they going… [read more]
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What Do We Do?

Some of us here were involved in an interesting presentation last week on left versus right-brained thinking. We learned that, as advisors, we tend to spend quite a bit of time on the left side of the brain, which is driven by logic, numbers and data. The right side of the brain, on the other hand, is the emotional side, where pictures get painted, goals are envisioned and, most importantly, where decisions get made. This got us thinking about how we define what we do and, more importantly, how we communicate this to our clients… [read more]
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Necessary Losses

On August 24th my husband and I learned he has Stage III melanoma. Gregg is what some people might call a “health freak” who has exercised nearly every day of his life since grade school, ingests a diet of organic fruits and vegetables, and uses sunscreen religiously. He has done everything within his power to maintain a healthy body; but we have learned, along with many other things over the past few weeks, there are things you can’t control, and DNA is one of them. My way of coping with bad news is to try… [read more]
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Labor Day Reflection

I have just finished reading Where Men Win Glory by John Krakauer and it is a story that stays with you. The book is about Pat Tillman, the NFL player who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. The thing that struck me the most about Pat’s character is that he never chose the easy path and was always true to his values. The picture most Americans have about Pat Tillman as a hero does not extend beyond the government propaganda about his life and death or video from ESPN. Pat… [read more]
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