Weekly Mixtape For November 3rd, 2018

Week In Review Articles:

The WSJ: Wages Rise at Fastest Rate in Nearly a Decade as Hiring Jumps

The WSJ: Trump and Xi Talk as U.S.-China Tech Fight Brews

The WSJ: GE Slashes Dividend, Discloses Criminal Probe; Shares Sink

The WSJ: Boston Red Sox Win the World Series

IRS.Gov: 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases To $19,000 For 2019; IRA Limit Increases To $6,000


The Reformed Broker: The Reformation “The one ingredient that is absolutely indispensable, I’ve learned, is the belief of others. You have to have people who believe in you, who support you, who care about what you’re doing. It’s the only way.”

Of Dollars And Data: You Have No Competition “All that time spent worrying about your rivals would be better spent adding value for your clients/customers/audience.”

Morgan Housel: No One Is Crazy “You don’t have to think any of these decisions were right. You certainly don’t have to consider them smart. Most weren’t. But they probably made sense to the people who made them at the time based on reasoning that you may actually empathize with if you could hear the internal narrative in their heads.”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: Where Risk Lies In A Balanced Portfolio “Diversification can be loosely translated as “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future so I am going to seek balance to avoid unnecessary or avoidable risks.””

The Belle Curve: Calendar Years Are Arbitrary “Do you remember what your portfolio’s return in 2002? How about 2012? Do you even care about those numbers anymore? You probably don’t if you stayed invested. These numbers are good reference points, but it is important stay focused on the bigger picture.”

Fervent Finance: Bigger Isn’t Always Better “Overall, the size of a company alone should not be the determining factor of whether a career path would be a good fit. It should be considered along with the many other factors that go into finding a company that is right for you.”

Douglas Boneparth: Stop Asking For Referrals “Referrals are earned through the hard work and dedicated service I provide my clients year in and year out. They are born from the trustworthy relationships built through financial planning and meaningful client engagement. Clients don’t need me pointing out how great I am or how valuable my services are so that they can then go deliberately share it with their friends as if they are some walking, talking advertisement for me.”

All About Your Benjamins Talkin’ Shop: Networking


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