Sep
18

The Mindfulness of Being Financially Successful

posted on September 18th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

“Mindfulness doesn’t do any good unless there’s discipline attached to it.” We became financial advisors first and foremost to provide our clients with fulfilled, happy lives. Austin Partner Morgan H. Smith discusses the important role that mindfulness plays in your financial life and how a financial advisor can guide you in financial discipline.

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Aug
29

Forbes Names Joshua Wilson Top Next Generation Wealth Advisor

posted on August 29th 2017 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts & WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Forbes Magazine has named Joshua Wilson, Chief Investment Officer at WorthPointe, one of the Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors nationally. WorthPointe is particularly proud of Joshua’s recognition as an RIA among a list largely composed of advisors out of big brokerages offering fee-based services. Joshua has a strong commitment to the fiduciary standard and ethical, […]

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May
15

WorthPointe Featured on Best Austin Financial Planners List

posted on May 15th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

WorthPointe Named Top Austin Financial Planner

The Austin Business Journal recently featured WorthPointe on their list of top Financial Planning Firms in the Austin area that they released earlier this month. The 2017 list of financial planning firms was open to comprehensive financial planners with offices in the Austin area. We’re proud to provide support the Austin community with comprehensive and […]

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Mar
27

Divorcing from a Lender’s Point of View

posted on March 27th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Certified Financial Planner™ Scott O’Brien’s brand new e-book Surviving to Thriving: A Financial Resource for Divorcées and Widows. This e-book brings you in depth information from 7 experts across industries to help women manage the financial and personal elements of life’s major transitions. Download your complimentary copy […]

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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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Feb
17

Net Worth and Fee Only Pricing: What You Need to Know

posted on February 17th 2017 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

A version of this article originally appeared in ThinkAdvisor magazine. This is a candid, extended version of the original article that takes a more in-depth view of net worth pricing and other pricing issues in wealth management. We recommend talking with your financial advisor to discuss the best pricing structure for your situation. As an […]

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Feb
14

Joshua Speaks at the Private Wealth Texas Forum

posted on February 14th 2017 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts & WorthPointe News with 0 Comments

Joshua Wilson, Chief Investment Officer at WorthPointe, will be speaking at the Private Wealth Texas Forum in Dallas on February 27, 2017. This one-day meeting of the largest family offices, private banks and registered investment advisors based in Texas provides an educational overview of asset allocation and protection strategies for the private client intermediary. Joshua […]

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Jan
18

A Look Back at 2016 and What Might Be Ahead

posted on January 18th 2017 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

2016 has come and gone. It started out in a very rocky fashion, with comparisons to 2008 that were too numerous to count. Let’s be clear. As we’ve emphasized in past summaries, markets don’t always trade in a quiet and orderly fashion. But, just because we run into turbulence doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat […]

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Jan
12

Who Needs Financial Planning? Everyone!

posted on January 12th 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

It puzzles me when I meet people who don’t have an advisor to assist them with financial planning. In my mind, the health of your finances is somewhat like your physical health, in that a professional should make any required “diagnosis.” When you’re sick, you go to a doctor; with respect to financial planning, think […]

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