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One of the toughest parts of my job as a financial advisor is experiencing the passing of a long-time client. Comforting a grieving family and helping to guide heirs through the account transfer process that follows is both challenging and …
Over the years I’ve come to realize that diversification can mean different things to different people. Most financial advisors preach diversification, but I’m often astonished by the allocation strategies that pass for “diversification” in the financial planning industry. Diversification is …
Beginning in the late 1960’s, a professor at Stanford University began a series of studies on delayed gratification. Pre-school children were given a single marshmallow and then offered a choice: they could eat the marshmallow immediately or they could wait …
Last week the world learned that 84-year-old Gloria MacKenzie was the sole winner of the $590 million Powerball jackpot. This makes her one of the biggest winners in lottery history. The widowed great-grandmother chose to receive her winnings as a …
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Few would question the merits of using a Traditional IRA as a vehicle for tax-deferred retirement savings. They are very easy to establish, and the investment options are vast. As long as you are under the age of 70 ½ …
401(k) plans are a great way to save money for retirement, but they don’t always have the best investment options available within the plan. Employees are generally limited to a list of 10 or 12 mutual funds and are unable …

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