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Three weeks ago, financial services pioneer John Bogle passed away at the age of 89. While not the originator of the concept, Jack, as he was known by most, was the first person to create an index fund. This first fund would invest in the stock of 500 large U.S....read more
You know that feeling when you are home alone at night and then all the sudden you hear a noise? In a split second, you go from a peacefully resting in your bed to panic. You get really quiet, you might even hold your breath as you wait; will there be another sound?...read more
(from Seth Godin’s blog dated 12/31/2018. Click here for the original post. Seth is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of...read more
I realize writing a blog about immigration now is about as risk-free as shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre. I also know that I am not without my own bias on the subject, as I am friends with many first and second-generation immigrants who have accomplished...read more
As American Public Media’s Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal is fond of saying, “the market is not the economy and the economy is not the market.” We’ve had a clear indication that this is true of late as volatility in the stock market has reached bear market territory by...read more
A few years ago, the night before a big event where I wasn’t going to know many people, I left work and headed to the mall. In shoes that were in no way appropriate for extended walking, I began the hunt for the perfect outfit to wear the following day. After an hour...read more
(Here’s the Prescription by David Jones is from the December 2018 Dimensional Fund Advisors publication) David Jones brings 25 years of financial planning experience to his role as Head of Financial Advisor Services, EMEA and Vice President at Dimensional Fund...read more
This time of year we’re contacted by the charities we support for more help, and this year the requests seem a little more urgent. Non-profits are concerned there will be a decline in charitable donations due to the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017...read more
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
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