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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Jan
03

The Emotional Side of Financial Planning

posted on January 3rd 2017 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

A financial advisor should understand every aspect of a prospective client’s financial life and frankly – take too much time with them — by design. It’s important to learn their goals and dreams, as well as their challenges and fears, and that means developing relationships that are both professional and personal. By getting to know […]

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Nov
09

End-of-the-Year Top 10 To-Do List

posted on November 9th 2016 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

Here’s a fourth quarter “Top 10 To Do List” of items that have a year-end deadline: Make sure you take out your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if it applies to you or be liable for a 50% penalty on the amount that should have been withdrawn.   If your income tax bracket is low this year, […]

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Oct
25

Why I Sleep Soundly (And You Can, Too)

posted on October 25th 2016 in LA/OC CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

What I Sell I sell brainpower. That’s it. Clients bring me all kinds of questions, and I seek out answers. Clients ask, “Can I afford a bigger house? Can I afford the house I’m in? Should I invest in this startup? What can we do about college expenses, or dad’s nursing home, or health insurance?” […]

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Oct
24

7 Quick Wealth-Building Tips for Millennials

posted on October 24th 2016 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

How can I get a jump start on financial freedom? Many of our clients either have children who are Millennials or are Millennials themselves. It’s a complicated time of life, and sometimes more sophisticated planning is in order. However, here are seven quick tips anyone can implement today. Take the free money. Make sure you […]

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Oct
10

Your ETF May Be About to Explode: Deutsche Bank

posted on October 10th 2016 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

I’m actually going to talk about “ETNs” (exchange traded notes), not “ETFs” (exchange traded funds), but the problem is most people don’t know the difference and use the terms interchangeably! If you aren’t 100% sure what you own, now is the time to find out because a major issuer of ETNs, Deutsche Bank, is having […]

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