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Death and Taxes are Certain, but Maybe not Probate

Traditionally, when you die, your heirs have to go through a legal process of distributing your assets called probate. You are said to have died intestate if you die without a will. When this happens, a judge has to approve everything, and all of...

Loan Forgiveness

By now, most of you have heard about the Student Loan Relief Plan announced by the Biden administration. There are varying opinions on the announcement, but from my experience, for many, loans encourage poor decision-making when we don’t have to...

A Life Lived

You have never heard of my heroes, so naming them by name is unimportant. Besides, my heroes are not interested in the publicity. My heroes lead quiet lives in attractive, inviting homes where their values and interests are proudly displayed....

Never Worry About Money

Many years ago I wrote “Never Worry about Money” along with some other personal goals on a small laminated card that I carried around in my wallet. That was and remains today, the primary focus with regard to my own personal finances. For me, it...

Thoughts on Things on Thursday | 02.10.2022

Thoughts on Things on Thursday Human creativity is the secret ingredient of capitalism. Entrepreneurs and companies create new products, ideas, and ways of getting things done for the future with the knowledge and capital they have in the...

Investing in a Complex Market

Today’s post was inspired by the excellent book: Team of Teams, by Gen. McChrystal Modern destroyers use gas turbine engines for propulsion and electrical power. As a young junior officer, I was required to learn all about these marvelous...

Mental Health Matters

This week’s Thoughts on Things Thursday come with a heavy heart, but I can only hope they will help someone if they are struggling.  We lost two clients this week. One lived fully to an old age and died peacefully; the other tragically chose to...

Bachelor of Free Swim

This week’s thoughts are some I have shared in the past several years ago, but are very relevant today with graduation season among us.  I still have two children in college that will be graduating in the future, so this post is a friendly...

Retirement Impacts Your Life

Have you ever thought about how the tips, tricks, and insights you share with others can have a lasting impact?  The sound advice you share with people can drastically change their lives even though it may seem so simple to you. We recently had a...

Retirement Impacts Your Life

Have you ever thought about how the tips, tricks, and insights you share with others can have a lasting impact?  The sound advice you share with people can drastically change their lives even though it may seem so simple to you. We recently had a...

Economic Overview Q1 2022: Inflation

Rob’s Thoughts on Inflation: For my entire 30-year professional career, inflation has never been a factor. I have endured five bear markets, yet the peril of high inflation has not been a consideration for my clients ever until this year....

Are You a Top Priority?

Clients First As large service corporations become more efficient and tech-forward, it creates opportunities for those of us who build personal relationships with our clients.  When we bring on a new client, the first step is to help them...

Thoughts On Things | 3.24.22

Do You Have a Transition Plan? Tom Brady UnretiredFor over 20 years, we’ve watched one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to exist compete at the highest level. In February, Tom Brady retired. Six weeks later, Brady unretired and headed back to...

Thoughts On Things | 3.10.22

  How will you respond to uncertainty? Impossible to Predict, Possible to PlanPeople are unpredictable, and therefore the future is unpredictable. In Christian terms, we call it free will, and it means we believe that God grants us the ability to...

Thoughts On Things | 3.10.22

  How will you respond to uncertainty? Impossible to Predict, Possible to PlanPeople are unpredictable, and therefore the future is unpredictable. In Christian terms, we call it free will, and it means we believe that God grants us the ability to...

Thoughts On Things | 02.24.22

Thoughts on Things on Thursday Inflation is running at 7.5%. What’s your move? Inflation is hitting historic levels meaning this is the kind of stuff you tell your grandchildren about someday. Even depreciating assets, like your car, boat, or...

Thoughts On Things | 02.24.22

Thoughts on Things on Thursday Inflation is running at 7.5%. What’s your move? Inflation is hitting historic levels meaning this is the kind of stuff you tell your grandchildren about someday. Even depreciating assets, like your car, boat, or...

Thoughts On Things | 02.10.2022

Thoughts on Things on Thursday Human creativity is the secret ingredient of capitalism. Entrepreneurs and companies create new products, ideas, and ways of getting things done for the future with the knowledge and capital they have in the...

Thoughts On Things | 02.10.2022

Thoughts on Things on Thursday Human creativity is the secret ingredient of capitalism. Entrepreneurs and companies create new products, ideas, and ways of getting things done for the future with the knowledge and capital they have in the...

Thoughts on Things on Thursday | 01.27.2022

In our recent semi-annual reviews with clients, it has become almost routine for us to look at portfolio returns together and say, “That looks great!” Well, last week was not so great. The market corrected, and there was nowhere to hide. Didn’t...

Thoughts on Things on Thursday | 01.27.2022

In our recent semi-annual reviews with clients, it has become almost routine for us to look at portfolio returns together and say, “That looks great!” Well, last week was not so great. The market corrected, and there was nowhere to hide. Didn’t...