May
21

So, You Just Won the Lottery; Now What?

Managing a lump sum, Financial Planners, San Diego Financial Planners, Austin Financial Planners

Successfully managing a financial windfall We’ve all heard the stories, if not firsthand, at least in various news reports and anecdotes. Some “lucky” person picks the winning numbers; prances before the cameras in what can only be described as a media lovefest; and lives happily ever after, free of financial worries. Sure, the first two points are […]

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Apr
13

The Morgan Report 2017 Q1: Reliability – The Next Wave In Investing

posted on April 13th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

Everyone has a different perspective on people, values and philosophies they want to help guide them in life. As we grow and learn, we realize some associations or ideas we have had are unreliable; wisdom in part should be the letting go of these, replacing them with reliable associations. Reliability can be known both experientially […]

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Mar
05

U.S. Stocks: Smart or Lucky?

posted on March 5th 2017 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

How is today like 1997? Take a look at the following graph. The top two lines are U.S. stocks, large and small. Over the past seven years, they have far and away outrun the light blue line, which shows international stocks. 2010 to 2016 Source: Russell, Standard and Poor, Morgan Stanley Capital International. Charting software […]

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Dec
18

Gold: Is It Worth Its Weight?

posted on December 18th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Your Financial Advisor with 0 Comments

Political upheaval, inflation pressure and uncertainty of global norms have recently resulted in a glitter on gold. Furthermore, the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) finally approved its new Shari’ah standards on gold, potentially opening up gold as investment for an additional 1.6 billion Muslim investors heretofore not able to invest in […]

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