Articles

11 Apr 2017 Privacy anyone?…Not anymore!

‍It has become extremely difficult for consumers to navigate and manage the privacy of their financial and non-financial lives. The world is changing at a fast speed. Technological advancements allow us to have access to information at the tip of our fingers. But those advancements...

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10 Apr 2017 Correction is Coming?

The correction is coming, the correction is coming. Do I sound like Paul Revere announcing the British? Well, yes, that’s my intention. Now I wrote this same introduction three years ago. Not much has changed. I am saying the same thing:...

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27 Mar 2017 Goals Are Important

We are in the goal business. Helping people define, refine and achieve their financial goals. What does it take to achieve and surpass financial goals?...

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17 Mar 2017 Smart moves for your tax refund

2017 Tax season is finally here. Many of you already completed your tax returns and many are still working on them, including me. Gosh, life used to be so simple when I didn’t own a business and only had W-2 income!...

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14 Mar 2017 The No-Drama Approach to Personal Finance

Our daily lives are constantly bombarded with drama, courtesy of the media. Drama, in headlines, stories and videos, gets attention and helps content creators get their message across in a cluttered media landscape. As a financial blogger, I confess that I’ve attempted to do that, too,...

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14 Mar 2017 Time to Give It Away

Have you looked at the holdings in your individual or joint brokerage accounts lately? Do you see lots of gains as you look through the portfolio of your taxable accounts? Would you like to avoid recognizing those capital gains and save on your taxes too?...

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27 Feb 2017 Loving Your Elderly Parents

We recently interviewed Mr. Farr on our YouTube video series, Swim with Jim, where he told us about adult children who love their parents and want the best for them, coming to see him for advice and counsel. These elderly parents may not have planned...

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07 Feb 2017 Love means My Will is Up to Date

Having worked for two bank trust departments and observed so many complex problems created by the lack of a will, I have always urged clients, friends, and family members to keep their estate planning documents up to date. Those documents include a will, durable power...

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26 Jan 2017 Dow Hits 20,000: Now What?

Hey folks, it’s just a number. It has very little to do with your long-term investment plan. After all, it’s only 30 stocks that are mostly not industrial anymore. The media likes drama. In fact, other parts of our society like drama too. The purpose...

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04 Jan 2017 Wellness Time

It's the beginning of the year. Did you set any goals last year, or are you like most of us who have those good intentions, but they seem to be mostly gone by February? My job as a financial writer is to inspire and educate...

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