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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I was watching a segment of Mad Money on CNBC with Jim Cramer the other day and it reminded me there are a lot of retail investors who do not work with a professional advisor. While you may not need an advisor to do everything for you,...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I meet people regularly looking for strategies, solutions and ideas to attack their financial problems, concerns or accomplish specific financial goals. It is very common for clients and prospective clients to come in with the...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Life Insurance Imagine if something happened to you while training, on a deployment or driving across town to get the groceries. What would those that depend on your income do to make ends meet? How would they pay the rent or mortgage?...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How would you feel if that asset lost value or became worthless tomorrow? Would it change your life style? Would it change the lives of your kids, parents and other family members? How would it impact your financial goals and your...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I recently took the plunge and checked out several so called “Robo Advisor” services. I also reached out to a banking institution that primarily provides banking, financial and insurance services to military veterans. I...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

You ever have that feeling you could be doing something better? You pay all your bills on time, but you have a lot of bills. Do you find a large portion of your paycheck is already earmarked for: student loans, car payment, your living...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

This is a common question I get from prospective clients in regards to investment selection. We might be at a social event, having an initial consultation or meeting after one of my educational events. They are interested in the...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

As the spring buying season gets underway I frequently receive the following question from a first time home buyer or two. I get asked if IRA assets can be used to make a down payment for a home purchase. The short answer is yes, for...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Equity Traded Funds or ETFs and for the sake of this article, ETNs and index funds, have become very popular in the last 15 years. (I will refer to Index Funds, ETNs and ETFs as ETFs for the rest of the article) How far you might ask?...

Monday, August 6, 2018

The first time I observed such a loss was in 2010. I was deployed to Iraq serving as an Operations Officer for a HIMARS Battalion (i.e. rocket artillery). We had soldiers all over the country ready to meet the indirect fire support...