Financial Planning

Range Rover or Ford Explorer W/ Roman & Leo

Today Roman, Leo, and I had a quick discussion about Roman’s new obsession with Range Rovers…white with black trim and rims to be exact. While there is nothing wrong with driving an expensive car, the luxury doesn’t come without sacrifice, and I wanted to see if they would understand that having a more affordable car might allow them to DO…

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Financial Planning

Individualizing Financial Planning

While I talk to financial advisors in this video, the content applies to everyone. I might be asking advisors to share their stories of creating financial plans unique to their clients’ goals, but if you’re not a financial advisor you can also look at your financial plan–is it unique to your goals and values? If not, have you shared those…

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Financial Planning

Meeting Of The Minds In Dana Point

The future is bright: Courtney Ranstrom / Trailhead Planners Perth Tolle / Life And Liberty Indexes Emlen Miles-Mattingly / Gen Next Wealth Dasarte Yarnway / Berknell Financial Group Alex Chalekian / Lake Avenue Financial Stephen Nelson / The Athlete Investor Taylor Schulte / TaylorSchulte.com Scott Frank / Stone Steps Financial Tyrone Ross, Jr. / TyroneRoss.io Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining to your individual situation you should consult your financial…

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Financial Planning

Invest In Your Health

We spend so much time talking about saving and investing for our future, but what if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy your future? Or, what if all of your savings is spent on medical expenses for conditions that may have been preventable if you invested in your personal health? We should be investing just as much time, maybe not…

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Financial Planning

Advisors Behaving Badly (001)

Today I had lunch with a financial advisor friend of mine, and I learned about a disgusting situation he uncovered with a new client. He can’t share this story because compliance says no blogs allowed, so I’m sharing the story. Allow me to set the scene: Baby boomer couple nearing retirement An IRA with around $220,000, a 401(k) with around…

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Financial Planning

From The Cutting Room Floor

Toward the end of December, I was featured in a segment for our local CBS and Fox affiliates about charitable giving. I was asked about the potential impact on donations due to the changes in the tax laws, primarily centered around the higher standard deduction. Knowing that TV stations are only able to use a fraction of what they record,…

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Financial Planning, Investing

Why Financial Advisors Love Data

Have you ever wondered why financial advisors quote statistics, charts, and graphs? The data contained in statistics, charts, and graphs used by advisors often backs up the plans created for our clients; it provides the evidence needed to help clients (or readers) stay in the game when emotions begin to cloud their decisions. Be careful though, the data can also…

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