Jun
23

Do you recognize the 4 early warning signs of personal financial doom?

You have been doing well for yourself. You have made good money and accumulated a reasonable degree of personal wealth. But, in your gut, you fear you could lose it all. You could wind up in poverty. What would it be like to wake up one morning and find you are losing your business and […]

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May
12

A Trustee’s Fiduciary Duties

I believe the majority of trusts are managed by family members rather than professional trustee or fiduciaries. That is hard to prove since trusts are private documents, but my near 30 years of experience working with trustees makes me believe that is the case.  Having family members act as trustee saves money over the cost […]

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Feb
24

Finding a Way to Build Wealth in San Diego

When Bankrate came out last October with their best and worst cities to build wealth, while Houston residents felt proud, San Diego was hit hard. Local news outlets followed up with their own analysis and seemed to agree that while San Diego may attract the wealthy, wealth does not get built here. Bankrate used the […]

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Feb
17

San Diego Beaches: Does the beauty outweigh the cost?

While many may associate Los Angeles as the iconic city of California living, nothing quite compares to the beach lifestyle of San Diego County. The search term, “San Diego beaches” alone receives an average of 2,900 searches a month. From family-centered beaches like Moonlight Beach in Encinitas to coveted local surf spots like Trestles and […]

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Feb
12

What is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional?

What is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional? The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation is the only financial planning certification that requires financial planners to put the needs of their clients ahead of their own. Financial planners who earn the CFP® designation meet rigorous standards of professionalism and ethics, and are required to uphold the values […]

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Apr
06

An American Retirement Crisis? By Charles L. Stanley CFP® ChFC® AIF®

                  The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) recently released a public opinion research report that found that an overwhelming majority of Americans – 86 percent – believe the nation faces a retirement crisis. Some of the findings are: Some 86% of respondents agree that the nation […]

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