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Time is our most precious resource and I thank you for allowing me to get a few minutes of your time each week. I hope you find the blog helpful and informative. Send me an email if there is ever a topic you would be interested in learning more about. I will research it and write a future blog about it.

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The Noise Created By The 24 Hour News Cycle And Financial Journalism

Every single day each one of us is inundated and sometimes overwhelmed by the tsunami of noise from the 24 hour "news" cycle. Much of it centers around timing of the market and the perfect selection of funds. The "experts" say things like "Big correction coming soon!" or "Here's the three next big technology stocks to jumpstart your portfolio!" and "Inflation is coming, buy gold now!" on and on and on.

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Why Do Stocks Go Up?

The long answer is stock prices are the world's way of appraising the value of the company in which they own stock. The most consistent and reliable signals of a companies value are the level and trends of it's earnings over time.

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10 Action Items For A Great Retirement

There are obvious benefits for every person to have an identity in life. By knowing your identity you are not only able to accomplish your goals, but you also have a sense of wholeness. This remains true during your retirement years when your career is no longer your identity. By knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish in life, you'll gain a sense of confidence and pride and your life will be more meaningful and fulfilled. Let's discuss a few ways to discover your new identity in retirement.

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Risk And Volatility

I was talking to someone the other day and they asked what I did for a living. I said I'm a financial planner and I specialize in retirement planning. I help people create their retirement income and investment plans.

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Is Gold A Good Investment Right Now?

It seems that whatever I read, watch or listen to these days gets interrupted by a former celebrity telling me I need to buy gold because of (insert whatever manufactured crisis you want here). If I'm seeing this constantly then some of you are as well. So...let's talk about gold as an investment.

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What Is A Bitcoin?

I'm a financial advisor that specializes in retirement planning. My job is to align peoples investments with their goals in retirement. What I do isn't sexy and doesn't make the news but it works and it has for well over 100 years.

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Try Something Different With Your Goals This Year

Happy New Year! It's that time of year when many of us resolve to change things for the coming year. We make a list of goals that we plan to stick to for the remainder of the following year. That’s great. What's not great is that the overwhelming majority of us don't stick to those goals. I can't actually prove why but my theory is that most of us have goals that create deprivation. Meaning our goal includes depriving ourselves of something we really like doing.

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Retirement Boils Down To One Simple Question

If you spent ten minutes reading economic forecasts for 2021, you wasted ten minutes that you will never get back. By the way, time is your most valuable asset. Invest it wisely. Anyway, I re-read some of the 2020 outlooks from several of the most respected and well known forecasters in the financial industry such as Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc. You know what I noticed?

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