Life Goals

20 Second Advisor: Market vs. Personal Headlines

At some point, you have probably heard one of us say, “stay the course.” Too often the philosophy is interpreted as “do nothing.” That is a shame because sometimes, “doing nothing” is exactly what you should do.  Consider these points when the market headlines seem dire: There are two types of headlines: Market headlines and…

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20 Second Advisor: Here’s the prescription

As much as I love the internet and access to information, I recognize the potential harm that too much info can cause. Take, for example, a friend of mine, who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of research and mounting consternation. By the end of…

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20 Second Advisor: Make it happen in 2019!

It’s the most wonderful time of year.  That time when you gather with family, celebrate the holidays, and dust the cobwebs off your old budget.  But, seriously, I love this time of year.  We are looking into the new year and trying to guess/dream/figure out what we’d like to accomplish in 2019. Vision is the…

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How do you define investment success?

Too often we compare the performance of our portfolios with a benchmark, such as the S&P 500 Index. We may think: The S&P 500 was up 10% last year, so why was my portfolio only up 6%? The S&P 500 may seem like a reasonable performance benchmark. After all, it’s the most widely discussed proxy…

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You received an inheritance, now what?

Research shows the average inheritance is spent within five years. As an advisor at Verisail, I have seen both sides of the coin. Some of my clients have done a great job at continuing to live their lives as if the inheritance wasn’t even there. I have witnessed other clients unwisely spend a significant portion…

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Why Don’t We Take Better Care Of Ourselves?

This is an article written by a friend of mine, Ann-Marie Giglio. Ann-Marie owns Core Matters, a fitness studio in Roswell, GA. I love her approach to fitness and nutrition. When I read this article, I immediately thought of the parallels between this and our finances. Often times, the barriers to making progress in our…

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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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