Stress Free Investing

The most difficult aspect of investing is fighting our emotional response to information on a daily basis. Negative numbers reported on our TV screens, a golfing buddy who tells us he got out just before the market began falling in 2007, and announcements from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke all create various levels of stress that make us feel we must take action. In the weeks leading up to the recent market turbulence, I had frequent conversations with clients who were no longer comfortable with their allocation in bonds. The 137% rise in the Dow… [read more]
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How Do You Want to Die?

(from Seth Godin’s blog dated 6/13/2013. Click here for the original post. Seth is a world renown speaker, entrpreneur and author who has written fourteen bestselling books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. He focuses on the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and, most of all, changing everything.  Check out www.sethgodin.com to learn more.) Let’s assert that you’re almost certainly not going to be the very first person to live forever. Also worth noting that you’re probably going to die of natural causes. The expectations we have for… [read more]
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Preparation Isn’t Just For Boy Scouts

Last week I spent two days in Chicago as part of a program I started this year through the Sudden Money Institute to become a Certified Financial Transitionist.  Many clients we work with originally sought out TAAG when they were going through some type of transition – whether they were preparing to retire, recently widowed, had received an inheritance or were going through a divorce.  Change is never easy and most of the aforementioned changes are things that most of us will experience only once in life.  Often these events are times of extreme stress [read more]
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Worry More!

Chip returned from a recent conference of fee-only financial planners with a new approach to financial concerns. Whether your biggest worries are your personal finances, the direction of the economy or something else, his advice might be to worry more? Watch below to learn more or click here to watch directly on YouTube. [read more]
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