Information to help you lead a smarter financial life.

Sailing around the world: Step 1 – Plan

People that know me well know that I love to sail.  I love to sail on big boats and small boats.  I love to sail on lakes and in the ocean.  I am fascinated by sailing and love to go!  I have a life goal of sailing around the world.   BUT a circumnavigation takes time,…

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I am saving for a trip to Mars

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, estimates it would cost around $200,000 to travel to Mars. The privatization of space travel means that this could become a reality. On March 30, his space exploration company, SpaceX made a breakthrough when it successfully launched and landed the first ever reusable orbital rocket, the Falcon 9. Refurbishing and re-launching…

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The Real Story Behind The Spartan In The Apple Watch Commercial

This is an excerpt from an article published by the Spartan Race Series. If you’ve hung around the Verisail team long enough, you know we love stories about people who push themselves physically and mentally… If you haven’t seen it yet, the new “Dear Apple” commercial for the Apple Watch Series 3 is well worth…

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What do oil change stickers and your finances have in common?

We can’t possibly remember every important detail of life. That’s why we have calendars, oil change reminder stickers, auto bill-pay, etc. We set reminders and automate what we can so we don’t have to keep it all straight in our mind (which is impossible anyway)! This same principle applies to one of the trickiest areas…

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Living In A Post-Equifax-Hack World: What I’m Doing To Protect Myself

The personal information of roughly 1/2 the US population may have been compromised during the recent data breach/hack at Equifax.  THIS IS A BIG DEAL!  It wasn’t just account numbers and credit card info that was taken.  For those affected, the hackers may have access to permanent information about you including your name, SSN, date…

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A new kind of suburb!

2 years ago, my wife and I moved from the city out to the suburbs. Our desire was to live in a walkable community with friends and family and have access to some good restaurants and amenities. According to research from Zillow, almost half of millennial homeowners live in the suburbs. While millennials might have…

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How disciplined will you be in the next downturn?

Do you remember early 2016? I sure do. The global stock market dropped approximately 15% from November 2015 to February 2016. During that time, I received several calls from clients expressing concern.  Some of these concerns are paraphrased below: “I can’t handle seeing my money disappear any further.” “Such a sharp drop in the market…

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Hurricane Relief – WE Can Help!

The pictures and stories resulting from Hurricane Harvey & Irma have been overwhelming! People’s lives have been devastated. You and I can help! There are many different organizations that are making a difference. Convoy Of Hope is one. Watch this video and consider donating towards their relief efforts by clicking on the link below the…

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Discuss Your Money With Your Kids?

I am seeing more and more situations where a client or someone I know is going to inherit significant wealth, but their family, who is currently living and has the money, doesn’t want to discuss the details. This is usually a parent / grandparent leaving money to their kids / grandkids. Money and death are…

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