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Imagine converting all your assets to cash. The value of your home, portfolio, artwork, vacation property, antiques, etc. Needing somewhere to keep this cash, you commission a local company to build a custom safe. The safe’s principal function is to protect your...read more
One of the ways my family kicks off the holiday season is to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s an admittedly cheesy movie but the goofy Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is hard not to like as he struggles to pull off the perfect old-fashioned...read more
(from Jeff Sommer’s 11/16/18 New York Times Strategies column also published in the Sunday, 11/18/18 New York Times Print edition. Click here for the original post. Jeff writes Strategies, a column on markets, finance and the economy. He also edits business news. ...read more
Like it or not this week begins the Christmas shopping season, with Thanksgiving overshadowed by ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Before you get caught up in the sense of urgency to buy, and suffer from financial regret afterwards, take a few steps to keep your...read more
Least Understood Financial Terms I recently read an article about a survey conducted on consumer confidence around financial terminology. Very simply, respondents were asked to indicate how confident they were in understanding certain terms. Terms that ranked...read more
When life doesn’t quite make sense, where do you turn for inspiration? For some it’s scripture, for others it’s literature or motivational quotes. For me, it’s music. There isn’t anything quite as satisfying to me as hearing a lyric that completely nails how I’m...read more
(from Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Outside the Flags blog by Jim Parker dated October 2018. Jim is a Vice President with DFA, leading the communications and marketing team in the firms’ Australian office.) "Sellers were out in force on the market today after negative...read more
This time of year is our season for continuing education, when we travel to conferences to hear from a variety of experts on issues that impact our clients’ lives. Last week I attended the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) fall conference...read more
Like the NPR Politics Podcast always begins, I should report that I am writing this blog the morning of Monday, October 15th. Things in the market, economy and global political scene may very well change between now and when you read this. With the speed of change...read more
Do you ever find yourself day dreaming, imagining how happy you will be when you get that house on the beach, when you write that last college tuition check, or when you tell your boss you’ve had it and are finally retiring? On that day, you think, I will be happy. ...read more
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