posted on 26th January 2024 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Everyone I’ve been speaking with lately agrees that 2024 has hit with a bang and everyone seems to be very busy. Thankfully, it seems that it’s a good-busy with family, work, travel, and projects. The double-edged sword of a relaxing holiday season is coming back and trying to get back into the groove which can […]

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posted on 12th October 2023 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Quick Quiz: What do you think I feel is the most important role as an advisor with my clients? Financial Planning Behavioral Coaching Investment Management Resource Due Diligence I’ll answer below but let me provide some insights first. A study by Russell Investments calculated the potential value of a financial advisor at 5.12% annually before […]

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posted on 24th July 2023 in WorthPointe News

  WorthPointe has been named on Financial Advisor’s annual survey and ranking of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) for 2023. The list ranks firms based on assets under management as of December 31, 2022, based on firms that voluntarily complete and submit FA Magazine’s survey. RIA Firms from across the country are invited by Financial […]

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posted on 13th July 2023 in 529 College Savings & Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Here are two observations I have on life: Motivation does not sustain itself. Discipline and continued effort is a challenge. Staying motivated in one specific area of your life is a very challenging proposition. In reality, we are multitaskers juggling the various demands of our lives and it’s next to impossible to always stay motivated […]

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posted on 12th April 2023 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

When investing, it would be awesome to be super awesome all the time. Unfortunately, unlike the fictional world of Lake Wobegon or The Incredibles, reality is not very accommodating to over confident fantasies of perpetual awesomeness. As a father of a nine year old son, I’m cognizant of the dangers that superhero shows and movies […]

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posted on 11th January 2023 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Danger can be defined as “something or someone that may harm you.” My role working with families as a financial advisor is to help them try to avoid dangers involved in our financial world which I believe is interestingly influenced by emotional and psychological factors. A recent article in the New York Times, “Rookie Traders […]

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posted on 17th October 2022 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Recently the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Chief Economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, as a supplement to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report October 2022 stated in his blog that “Overall, this year’s shocks will re-open economic wounds that were only partially healed post-pandemic. In short, the worst is yet to come, and, for many people, 2023 will […]

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posted on 26th July 2022 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Once upon a time, everything was peaceful and all beings lived in harmony. Well, I don’t know when that moment occurred or if it ever will but it sure feels like recently, random acts that are detrimental to our quality of life are occurring more frequently both locally and globally. Of course, this can have […]

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posted on 18th April 2022 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

Quite often, people and investment managers select what they think are superior investments via seemingly well thought out analysis of the particular companies of interest and the macroeconomic conditions that affect them. “Obvious” picks seem to be readily apparent. The problem with this predictive approach, in my opinion, is that it is often the unknown […]

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posted on 20th January 2022 in Financial Planning & Market Commentary

I’d like to submit that one of the goals in life is to evolve over time in such a manner that your perspective and insights are continually improving; some would call this wisdom. Whether this progression is in your spiritual, physical, or financial life, you, your family, and your community will be better served by […]

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