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Are You a Conservative Investor?

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Are You a Conservative Investor?

Published by Jake Bleicher and Ron Carson Conservative investments are often associated with lower portfolio expected returns. The investment community has been indoctrinated with the notion that risk and return are correlated in a linear function.

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Back 2 Basics

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Back 2 Basics

Check out this infographic for 12 Simple Financial Tips that are important to remember but easy to forget! Click here to open fullscreen

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Intestate Succession

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Intestate Succession

A sometimes overlooked aspect of Financial Planning is ensuring that a client has the proper beneficiary designations on their accounts so those assets pass to the correct beneficiaries. However, not all asset trusts will dictate how those assets will pass.

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Investment Discipline

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Investment Discipline

One of the most challenging aspects of investing is not what many may think. Digging through the multitude of options available to place cash can be daunting task. However, keeping your cool when things move in the wrong direction can make or break returns.

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Disciplined Investment Process

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Disciplined Investment Process

As an investor are you following a disciplined investment process or are you lacking a measurable strategy in your investment decisions? Consider your long-term investment objectives. As the markets go up and down, it can be challenging to keep your emotions in check if you are not following a defined, repeatable process. The key is to stay true to your process rather than chasing fads. These key tenants can help you follow a disciplined investment process and remove emotional decisions to help you stick to your long-term objectives. Click here to open fullscreen

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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and Social Security Changes

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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and Social Security Changes

There’s been lots of coverage in the news the past couple of weeks about changes to Social Security claiming strategies, so we’d like to share a few key highlights about what’s changed and how it may affect you.

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Relax, Reflect, and Roll On

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Relax, Reflect, and Roll On

Published by: Rob Furlong I recently celebrated a milestone birthday doing one of my favorite things in one of my favorite places: riding my bike in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado.

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4 Challenges During Retirement

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4 Challenges During Retirement

No matter how well-prepared you may feel for life in retirement, none of us is immune to the challenges presented by market volatility, rising taxes and inflation and longevity. Fluctuations in the financial markets, interest rates and the value of the dollar affect the price of the goods and services you use, which in turn has a direct impact on your wallet. The good news is that with proper planning you can develop strategies to minimize the following risk factors that threaten to erode your income in retirement. Click here to open fullscreen

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Challenges of Textbook Portfolio Management Theories

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Challenges of Textbook Portfolio Management Theories

Published by Jake Bleicher The more time I spend in the real world of finance, the more I question the rationale of textbook theories.

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Understanding 529 Plans

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Understanding 529 Plans

Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans. Click here to open fullscreen

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