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Other Duties as Assigned

In my first job out of college, as in most, it was common to be asked to carry out tasks that weren’t necessarily part of the job description.  My manager at the time would often remark, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that the last line of that description was, “other...

How Long is Long-Term?

I recently attended a one-day investment symposium put on by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) in St. Louis, Missouri.  The morning session centered around the importance of diversification, the dangers of timing markets, and the poor...

Live from the Trading Floor

Clean.  Simple.  Pin-drop quiet.  No frantic people in bold suits running around.  No screaming across the room. On my way to a recent weekend board meeting for a non-profit organization I’ve served for many years, I had the chance to visit the global headquarters of...

Still Waters

Last spring I blogged about steps I was taking in an attempt to take back control of my attention span. Where I could, I determined when I interacted with my phone, social media, etc. as opposed to it trying to determine that for me. I’m happy to report that just...