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Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!

No, this isn’t a blog about a clever phrase to use when market volatility rears its ugly head (although it would be a good one, and you may see it again!). This is a quick post from all of us at The Asset Advisory Group to say Happy Memorial Day! Forget about planning...

Our Age of Uncertainty

Over our lifespan, we baby boomers have lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK’s assassination, the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Iranian hostage crisis, the AIDs epidemic, and many other important and terrible historical events that are too...

Data Smog

“When information changes from a stream to a river to Niagara Falls, how will we ever slow down to achieve knowledge?” – Gregg Easterbrook, Sonic Boom, Random House, 2009. The term “Data Smog” was coined in a book of the same name by author David Shenk in 1997. The...

The New Money Rules for Recent Graduates

(from Ron Lieber’s Your Money Column, New York Times, 5/8/2010 – read the article direct from the Times here) Graduation season is a time of oddly mixed emotions for the people finishing college and graduate school. On the one hand, there is pride in a job...

Will I Outlive My Assets?

A question I am frequently asked is “How much money do I need to retire?” Most calculators you can find on the internet provide an oversimplified answer and do not take into account each individual’s unique situation. For some people $2 million is more than they could...